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True Stories - Gypsy Blood

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thenightsky Thu 19-Jan-12 22:41:03

Anyone watching this? Shocking.

southeastastra Thu 19-Jan-12 22:41:26

it's interesting

Toughasoldboots Thu 19-Jan-12 22:41:56

Just had to switch off, couldn't stomach it any more.

thenightsky Thu 19-Jan-12 22:43:16

Interesting yes... makes a change from seeing the women and girls in big dresses.

clare458 Thu 19-Jan-12 22:48:56

I'm getting a bit sick of gypsy program's to be honest!

rubyrubyruby Thu 19-Jan-12 22:50:34

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 19-Jan-12 22:52:13

Ive just started an AIBU thread about this. Could it paint them in a worse light? Its disgusting.

southeastastra Thu 19-Jan-12 22:53:48

really saggy? i don't get that from it

and why have you posted another thread? we are discussing it here surely

oreocrumbs Thu 19-Jan-12 22:54:29

I strayed onto it for a second and saw them trying to break that deer's neck. It was too much, have had to retreat to the cooking channels. I can't stand it.

southeastastra Thu 19-Jan-12 22:55:21

ha that's sort of ironic, you can watch food being cooked but not where it comes from

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 19-Jan-12 22:55:43

Finding it very interesting. I come from a large Irish family, i know a lot of traveling family's, it is a pretty honest portrayal. They are a bit of a law unto themselves. Very generous, gregarious but still very much a closed shop.

I was talking to a cousin recently, he'd been invited to a wedding, i asked if many Irish travellers married "out" and he said "no way, they come to England if necessary and marry an English traveller".

thenightsky Thu 19-Jan-12 22:57:14

Someone should tell them that hunting with dogs is illegal.

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 19-Jan-12 23:02:28

Yes indeed. perhaps my local huntsmaster hmm on no thats right he uses them too....

oreocrumbs Thu 19-Jan-12 23:03:21

I'm fairly sure the meat that they are cooking on the food network wasn't hunted with dogs, but I take your point it is ironic smile

GoingForGoalWeight Thu 19-Jan-12 23:07:47

One guy had a glass repeatedly smashed in his eye. I am sure this kind of programme gives some ideas. Needless violence on television..again.

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 19-Jan-12 23:10:24

I'm sure it doesn't Going, hate to say it, but this horrible kind of violence happens in most big cities at the weekend.

brandysoakedbitch Thu 19-Jan-12 23:12:36

I just cannot understand why anyone would think it is about them being painted ina bad lightm it is their way of life, it does not affect you. My experience of Irish travellers local to me is that they are chancers, do a lot of pony racing (and hold up the traffic!) but they do no harm to my life. Let them get on with it - I am not a fan of coursing etc but live and let live say. I think this programme is a fascinating look at the relationships between men and their sons and wider family. Their honour is so highly prized that seemingly they will defend it with their lives. Good to see children experiencing something a bit wild and dangerous but protected by their Fathers

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 19-Jan-12 23:15:02

Their children are very healthy, lovely outdoor life, and so confident i will probably spend squillions on clubs trying to get a little confidence into my child.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 19-Jan-12 23:15:35

I started my thread at the same time as this one began. Id looked for a thread about this and couldnt find one.

southeastastra Thu 19-Jan-12 23:17:25

oh sorry then saggy

GoingForGoalWeight Thu 19-Jan-12 23:25:48

I think it doers give people/kids ideas.
You're not mental are ya? cry and I'll give you something to cry for. That was said by the little boys' Father in the back of the car. That little boy is damaged for life with that kind of talk.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 19-Jan-12 23:27:22

What about when he called the toddler a cunt?!!

thenightsky Thu 19-Jan-12 23:28:09

How can a baby be born with a black eye?

GoingForGoalWeight Thu 19-Jan-12 23:34:05

I missed that bit Saggy. I think it shows they're a bit 'lacking'. Where are Social Services, why aren't they intervening? It is child abuse. Culture my arse. I had gypsy neighbours andthey were lovely, clean people, but I still do not see how their way of treating children on this programme is anything but abuse. No, I don't understand how they're alpowed to do this. Someone somewhere must notice - teachers at school etc

spingey Thu 19-Jan-12 23:51:48

They do live such differnt lives to us, almost old fashioned in many ways. It was very interesting but very graphic. I could just about cope with the dogs killing the animals but the two lads fighting at the end was pretty hard to stomache. They were only about 7 and even though they had gloves on they were battering one another!!! Was awful and went on for ages.

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