The Town the Gypsies Took Over

The Town the Gypsies Took Over


Documentary exploring Britain's oldest and most exclusive Gypsy gathering, the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, which is attended by more than 10,000 travellers. The programme explores how new police restrictions are impacting on the festival's traditions, as well as the disruption caused by torrential rain, including a nearby river rising to a dangerous level. Plus, local business owners share their thoughts on the event. While some stand to make a profit from the visitors, others find the size of the fair overwhelming.

Cast & Crew

Director Craig Ellis
Director Andrew Ferguson
Director David MacCormack
Executive Producer Federico Ruiz
Executive Producer Jes Wilkins
Producer Craig Ellis
Producer Andrew Ferguson
Producer David MacCormack
Series Producer Carolyn Banks
Series Producer Annie Conlon
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