Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is one of the most successful factual franchises of the 21st Century. It was described by Broadcast magazine as a show that: ‘changed the landscape of television.’
The series paints a compelling and visually jaw-dropping portrait of a secretive community through their extraordinary wedding celebrations.
Originally a single documentary for the prestigious ‘Cutting Edge’ strand on Channel 4 in the UK it has been seen in over 170 territories and has spawned a spin off series and a number of specials in the UK and three separate spin off series on TLC in the US.
In total Firecracker have already made 90 episodes of Gypsy Wedding programming and are in discussions about further series.
The series has won numerous awards for both creative innovation and international programme sales.
The first UK series is the highest rated factual programme in the history of Channel 4 averaging 29.4% audience share and 9.0 million viewers (raising to 11.1 million including PVR, repeats and on demand.