Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World

December 2017
44:34

Season 2 Episode 3

4.0 3 x
Eight year old Ellie-May has been teased at school for being a Gypsy. But armed with her fake tan and sequinned dresses, she is now hoping to shine as she takes on the non-Traveller girls in a bid to be crowned queen of the Pageant circuit. Meanwhile, 15 year old David is honing his skills as a trader and is on a mission to raise enough money to transform a run-down caravan into a place he can call ‘home'. And Nicole is dreaming of stepping away from her domestic duties to sing in a Gypsy talen...
44:34

Season 2 Episode 2

3.0 4 x
Keen to impress his Dad and earn himself a solid reputation in the Travelling Community, 11 year old Albert is gearing up for his first ever competitive boxing match. Cheered on from the sidelines by his charismatic younger brother Michael, Albert is feeling the pressure. Traveller twins Johnny and Abraham are attending a catapult competition. Vying to be crowned the best in the country they'll need to use regulation ball bearings, instead of their preferred type of ammunition: stones. And 11 y...
November 2017
44:36

Season 2 Episode 1 - Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World Series 2 Ep 1

3.0 7 x
The second season of Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World provides unprecedented access to children within the Gypsy and Traveller communities - the most marginalised yet resilient communities in the UK - exploring their world through their eyes. In Birmingham tensions are running high, as nine year old Irish Traveller Margaret and her cousins are being evicted by bailiffs and police every seven days. They recently pulled their trailers onto a school playground and 900 children had to stay home for the...
June 2017
44:19

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 4.0 13 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...
44:31

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 39 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...
44:37

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 25 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.
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