Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season 1 (2011)

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season 1
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Infrequent strong coarse language

Director: Sam Emmery
Actors: Barbara Flynn, Thelma Madine

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings paints a portrait of the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today. The series uses the extraordinary rite of passage celebrations and events--including weddings, communions and christenings--to offer a window into the world of the gypsy and traveller community. Each episode stands alone offering insight into attitudes toward gender roles and education, the customs of courtship and their relationship with gaugers (non-travellers). Through the experiences of the unforgettable cast of characters, the series will explore the remarkable rituals, traditions and beliefs held by this minority group to tell the story of 21st century gypsy and traveller life in Britain. Warm, intelligent, engrossing and funny, and with a strong series identity, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings tells intimate stories on an epic scale, laying bare an exotic unseen Britain that exists right on our doorstep.

DVD Boxset
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 230mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English

Member Reviews (5)

wow what a way fo life, love the outfits in this series
Posted Monday, 25 November 2013 See my other reviews
Pleasantly surprised was actually very interesting watching re their culture and beliefs. sorry I find the frock simply scary but what the heck everyone to their own style......... I would feel sorry for the girls because they are type cast as house slaves but they seem very happy with their lot so OK...........
Posted Friday, 5 October 2012 See my other reviews
I'm born and raised in Ireland so I had a vague idea of the traditions of the travelling community. How amazing that the production company managed to find out as much as they did, for I can tell you first hand how incredibly secretive this community is. It makes me kind of sad that the lid is blown on it, gypsies have lost some of their intrigue. I guess in this Big Brother world they've done well to hide it from us for so long. But when the finding out is SO MUCH FUN, how can I complain?! So watchable, you'll be talking about this for two days after viewing!
Posted Thursday, 17 May 2012 See my other reviews
Absolutely addictive. Eye opening and interesting
Posted Monday, 14 November 2011 See my other reviews
A very interesting insight into a culture i didn't even know existed in modern day england. worth it just to see the outrageous wedding dresses!
Posted Thursday, 27 October 2011 See my other reviews
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