Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World

June 2017

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 4.0 10 x
Twelve-year old Royston is a Romany Gypsy. When he’s not working with his Dad laying patios he is in the gym training. Royston is a multi-title boxing champion and on course to turn pro, and wants to follow in the footsteps of Traveller heroes Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders. Like Royston, English traveller twins Johnny and Abraham have had trouble with bullies over their Traveller background. They have resorted to fighting back and recently that involved using a rounders bat. Professional c...

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 35 x
Twelve-year-old Romany Gypsy Ben has been bullied for his entire school life. Not to be held back, Ben has dreams of becoming a pilot. He funds his lessons by selling eggs to the local cafe. Four-year-old English Traveller Rudy is about to watch his Dad, professional cage fighter and 'Gypsy super hero' Tony, in the cage for the very first time. Fighting is all Tony knows, but he wants Rudy to stay in school and have the opportunities that he didn't. Nine-year-old Irish Traveller Alivia and best...

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 23 x
Following the lives of four very different children from the Traveller and Gypsy community in the UK, each offers a window into a bygone age where traditions are strictly upheld. However, the pull of the modern world conflicts with their culture and identity. Oliver's a horse-loving English Traveller who dreams of becoming a farrier. Expelled from school, he has skills that lay outside of the national curriculum. Thirteen-year-old Sylvannah is determined to succeed and provide for her family.