Plastic & Proud
1 Series, 5 Episodes
The original Cutting Edge documentary that visits Gypsy and Traveller weddings, where brides compete to have the biggest dress, but sex before marriage is still a scandal and divorce is unheard of
This episode looks at milestones in a Gypsy girl's life, en route to the biggest day of her life: her wedding
Romany Gypsy Pat faces criticism for marrying a non-Gypsy. But his bride Sam is determined to prove her Gypsy girl credentials with a 14-stone dress that lights up in the dark.
A look beyond the sequins and bling to unveil the lot of a Gypsy woman, from low levels of education and literacy to domestic abuse, which is startlingly common
While Gypsy and Traveller women want to be a princess on their wedding day, the reality in the Gypsy community is that on every other day it is man who is king
This episode visits Appleby Horse Fair and examines prejudice against Gypsy and Traveller communities in Britain today, exemplified by wedding venues cancelling Gypsy and Traveller bookings
This episode follows the celebrations and traditions of members of the Irish Traveller community at Christmas, as well as two incredible weddings
This Valentine's special exploring love and courtship in the Traveller community follows 16-year-olds Ina and Danielle as they prepare to marry their first loves
How can members of the Travelling community afford their extraordinary weddings? This programme lifts the lid on a community with its own customs and attitudes to money.
Dressmaker Thelma Madine reveals the secrets behind her most outrageous creations, from design through to the unique excitement of the wedding day itself
This episode follows a travelling clan's game of cat and mouse with the councils over a year: the daring 'land grabs' at night, battles with local residents, and the joys of being free spirits...
This episode meets Irish Travellers on both sides of the Irish Sea, with weddings, christenings and St Patrick's Day
This episode explores the Traveller and Gypsy communities' unique approach to birth and death, revealing a world with its own strict rules of conduct
From Travellers soaking up the sun in Tenerife, to a festive 18th birthday and a spectacular winter wedding, a Gypsy Christmas is never without its drama
This special episode follows gypsies and Irish Travellers as they prepare for the most amazing trip of their lives
This festive special, packed with weddings, fun and festive spirit, shows that nobody does Christmas bling like Gypsies and Travellers
To celebrate the Grand National Festival, this one-off special follows Gypsies and Travellers as they descend on the biggest event in the horse-racing calendar