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S1-E2 No Place Like Home

S1-E2 No Place Like Home

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Review

There are always new layers of traveller life for this show to unpeel. This week’s most startling scenes come from Doncaster, where Romanies hold high-speed horse-and-trap races on country roads.

It’s illegal, obviously, to career along using both lanes of a public highway, with beer-toting spectators hanging out of cars in front of and behind you, but boy it looks like fun, in a lethal sort of way.

Elsewhere, Chloe is having a gaudy first communion in Manchester, while Danielle (15) in Northampton prepares for her hen night. And underneath the bling, mega-dresses, oompah music and sense of victimhood, there are poignant stories.

Summary

Pat Skye Lee is subject to criticism for choosing to marry someone from outside the Romany community, but his 17-year-old bride Sam Norton is determined to prove her credentials by acquiring a 14st wedding dress that lights up in the dark. Meanwhile, a six-year-old girl receives a spray tan in preparation for her first Communion, which her family is celebrating early before being evicted from a traveller site.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Jes Wilkins
Series Producer Vicky Hamburger

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