Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Series 1 and 2 Box Set DVD


The popular series returns with six brand new episodes, offering unprecedented access to members of the traveller and gypsy communities to gain an even greater insight into their world. The first film in the new series follows 16-year-old Sammy Jo as she takes part in a traveller-only beauty pageant. Four cousins compete to have the most memorable outfit at their first Holy Communion, as they try and look their best 'for God'. The show explores the now infamous 'gypsy look' - the motivations behind it and the time, effort and money it takes to get it right.

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07 May 2012
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The complete first two series of the controversial reality show that explores the day-to-day lives and traditions of various Roma gypsies and Irish travellers living in the UK. The show, first aired on Channel 4, follows young men and women as they and their families prepare for upcoming nuptials: lavish ceremonies in which the dress often weighs twice as much as the bride. The programme also investigates other practices said to be commonplace in the travelling community, such as teenage marriage, bare-knuckle fighting and the now infamous courting ritual of 'grabbing', in which young men have been reported to forcefully pursue young women for a kiss.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play The Big Fat Gypsy Weddings paints a visually arresting portrait of the secretive extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today The series use the prism of extraordinary rite-of-passage celebrations and events - including weddings communions sweet sixteen birthday celebrations and christenings - to offer a window into the world of the gypsy and traveller community Through the experiences of the unforgettable cast of characters the series explores the remarkable rituals traditions and beliefs held by this minority group and tells the story of 21st century gypsy and traveller life in Britain Warm intelligent engrossing and funny Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Series 1 & 2 tells intimate stories on an epic scale laying bare an exotic unseen Britain that exists right on our doorstep Actors Barbara Flynn & Thelma MadineCertificate 15 years and overYear 2011 - 2012Languages English

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