Here Come the Gypsies: Series 1

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History, Travel Documentary hosted by Adrian Bower, published by Channel 5 in 2021 - English narration

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Here Come The Gypsies: Series 1 Series revealing the hidden world of Gypsy and Traveller communities, delving into their unique traditions and codes to understand how this community continues to thrive.

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In South Wales, Romany Gypsy horse dealer Jim 'Beb" Price faces his toughest day of the year as he puts on his first ever horse drive. Meanwhile in Surrey, Romany Gypsy cage fighter Tony 'The Rhino" Giles arranges a bare-knuckle fight to settle a dispute between two warring Gypsy families.

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Romany Gypsy Lee Hughes devises a plan to expand his business by tapping into a lucrative market - treating racehorses. Meanwhile, Lavinia is preparing her daughter Valentina for a glamorous occasion, and Diamond Jackson visits graveyards as he searches for the perfect final resting place in light of his cancer diagnosis.

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In Hampshire, it's the day of the renowned Cooper horse drive, and hundreds of Gypsies gather to buy and sell horses and ride out together through the New Forest. Among those hoping to sell horses at the Cooper drive are two horse traders from very different backgrounds, veteran horse dealer Beb and his direct competition, Sophie, who is determined to strike a blow for the women in a trade dominated by men.

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Gypsy scrap metal worker John finds himself in a tight spot when the falling price of scrap leaves him short of cash to buy a special gift for his daughter. Meanwhile at the Durham fair, gypsies have gathered from miles around to celebrate their culture and make money from horses, and two traders do battle selling carts and harnesses.

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Horse dealer Beb goes on a midnight rabbit hunt as he needs food to fill the family larder, while Romany housewife Lavinia puts her two-year-old daughter Valentina in her best Gypsy dress and jewellery for a photo shoot. John has been given the responsibility of driving a horse-drawn wagon at the funeral of an old friend, but has his work cut out navigating the cart through the busy streets as he tries to make it a smooth journey.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4560 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Run-Time: 46.mins average
  • Framerate: 25.000:
  • Number of Parts: 5
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.48 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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