My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

2011, TV Show

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Season 2, Episode 7
For generations, traveller celebrations have been a family affair. Though the traditional way of life has declined in recent years, the large tight-knit family unit still lies at the heart of the traveller community. In this episode we meet the Mcfadyens, a large Irish traveller family in the midst of a series of celebrations. The family is excited about the release of their father Chris from prison, who they plan to pick up in a stretch limousine. We catch up with Josie Mcfadyen and her husband Swanley who first appeared in the last series, when Josie waded down the aisle in her enormous front-split wedding dress. Recently convicted Josie is planning the Christening of her 6 month old daughter, but still finds the time to decorate her electronic tag with bling. We meet Josie's sister, Barbara, who is about to become engaged to her boyfriend Malachy. But Malachy must first make the daunting move of asking permission from Barbara's father. We also catch up with 15 year old Cheyenne who we last saw at a wedding being "grabbed" by Josie's brother John. In the fast-track traveller style, Cheyenne and cage-fighter John are now engaged to be married. Soon to be 16, Cheyenne has the daunting task of organizing her wedding on her own as she deals with the recent death of her mother.

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Season 2, Episode 6
In this episode we witness a community at a cross roads, as the battle to preserve the gypsy and traveller way of life intensifies. Will the future tear their culture apart, or do they have a place together in the modern world?

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Season 2, Episode 5
For Gypsies and Travellers, a clean family name is crucial, and the consequences of losing it are devastating. After causing a scandal by spending time alone with her boyfriend, Rosanne is rushed up the aisle to save her reputation. But 26 year old Irish traveller Pricilla is used to scandal. Divorced with four kids, she's planning to shock the travelling community once more with a boob job and a second marriage to a non traveller. Paddy and Rosanne return and have a spectacular New Year's Eve party to celebrate an eventful year whilst Paddy's son Simey trains for a bare knuckle fight against a rival family. Meanwhile, Mikey explains what it's like growing up and coming out as a gay in the Traveller community. 17 year old Irish traveller Rosanne became what's known as a Runaway Bride, when she deliberately spent time alone with her boyfriend as a way of forcing her parents to bring her marriage forward by a year and a half. But it was a strategy not without its risks, as many traveller girls runaway with their boyfriends only to find themselves dumped and scandalised meaning no other boy will go near them. Divorced Pricilla also caused a scandal when aged 16 she ran off with a boy all because she wanted to be able to go to discos. She immediately regretted her actions but to avoid scandal the couple were married on the quiet in a registry office. Stuck in a loveless relationship and with two kids she left her marriage aged 22 forsaking her ties with her family in the process. Now she has found love with a "gorga" man she has two more children - out of wedlock - and the freedom she craved. To prepare for the wedding of her dreams to a man that she loves Pricilla is making sure she looks her best - with a boob job and tummy tuck in Poland. Mikey explains what it is like growing up and coming out as a gay traveller. His sisters fully support him, but asked if they would come out if they were gay, they say they definitely wouldn't, they'd rather "live a lie."

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Season 2, Episode 8
A one-off special, "My Bigger Fatter Gypsy Wedding" features the biggest Traveller wedding of the year with dressmaker Thelma Madine as event planner.

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July Fourth Marathon Roundup: What to Watch This Weekend

Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Below, we map out the best holiday-weekend marathons the networks have planned:

(All times are ET/PT)

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Premiered: 2011, on The Learning Channel
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A portrait of Irish Traveller and Roma communities in Britain, focusing on the often-misunderstood groups' rite-of-passage events, including weddings, communions and christenings.

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