sat 03/12/2016

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Channel 4 | reviews, news & interviews

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Channel 4

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Channel 4

Hit series ends amid grumbling from its subject matter

Bridget the fairy-tale bride, surrounded by her retinue of bridesmaids

News reaches us of discontent within the so-called "travelling community", where not everyone appreciates the portrait of Romany life which has been emerging from Channel 4's hit series. Perhaps they didn't like all that stuff about hairy-knuckled male chauvinism, women being married off as teenagers and kept in the kitchen, and the gypsies' habit of settling disputes by staging punch-ups in car parks.

The narrator gave a situation recap after every commercial break, as if viewers were guffawing too hard to remember anything that had just happened

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