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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

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.

Premiered: February 18, 2010

Rating: TV-PG

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No Place Like Home Season 1, Episode 2 May 29, 2011 Paid

This episode explores how the travelling community are fighting to preserve their ancient culture and customs and the obstacles they face keeping their traditional way of life alive. Six year old Mary Ann lives on Europe's biggest traveller site, Dale Farm in Essex, which is home to more than 1000 travellers. Although they own the land the community has not been granted planning permission for their homes and face imminent eviction. With the site eviction looming Mary Ann's mother Margaret hastily arranges the celebration of her daughter's first communion so the whole community can celebrate together; it may well be the last party on the site. Whilst Mary Ann prepares for the ceremony with her first ever spray tan, and suffers welts on her hips from the size of her dress, three miles away a smaller traveller site is cleared by bailiffs and the families watch on as the bulldozers move in and their homes are destroyed. The episode also follows the lead up to the wedding between 17-year-old non-gypsy Sam to her gypsy boyfriend Patrick. Pat knows there are some in the traveller community who won't like the fact he is marrying a non-traveller; his own family have strong opinions on "Gorgers" (non-travelling people). Sam is expected to adopt gypsy traditions once she is married. Used to living in a house with her parents she prepares to give up her previous life and live in a trailer, all be it one with Chanel emblazoned bed linen. Keen to prove her gypsy girl credentials Sam has asked dressmaker Thelma to design a phenomenal wedding dress. With 21 underskirts, battery powered lights and moving diamante butterflies it weighs more than the bride's father proving to the doubters that she is "more of a traveller than a traveller."

Born to Be Wed Season 1, Episode 1 May 29, 2011 Paid

The first episode in the series looks at the milestones in a traveller girl's life en route to the biggest day of her life - her wedding day. From her first holy communion described as a "dress rehearsal for her wedding day" - to the strict rules of courtship, a hen night, and of course a visually spectacular wedding this episode will examine the traditions and rules followed by gypsy and traveller girls in Britain today. Margaretha and her brother John Boy have their first Holy Communion. Josie & Swanley are planning their big day but will either of them make it to the church on time? Attending this wedding are single girls Cheyenne and Montana who reveal the usual rules of dating within the Traveller community.

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  • Premiered: February 18, 2010
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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. (more)

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