60 Days with the Gypsies

Broadcasting history was made today when Channel 4 broadcast the first episode of the first documentary series produced by a Romani journalist (me!). I’ve spent the last 2 years producing this series and spent the summer of 2021 out on the road getting the inside view of the impact a lack of Gypsy site provision has on Britain’s 300,000 strong Gypsy and Traveller community. The series also highlights the impact the proposed Police Bill will have on nomadic life in Britain. Viewers in the UK can watch the whole series online here:


The series is a tale of two halves. The first episode looks at the problem of homelessness amongst the very few of us that are still nomadic, the second episode looks at Appleby Fa`ir, site provision and fighting back against the Police Bill. A TV reviewer writing in the Daily Telegraph, the house newspaper of the governing Conservative Party, concluded: “60 Days with the Gypsies: a far cry from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, thankfully.” You can read that review here:”