Having gained extraordinary access, the cameras follow dress-maker Thelma Madine to a small town in Ireland where roaming travellers return each year to celebrate not only Christmas, but a string of extravagant weddings and First Communions.

It's also a chance to catch up with some of the characters from the series, such as Jose and Swanley who married earlier in the year and are already expecting their first baby. Meanwhile, ex bare-knuckle fighter Paddy Doherty and wife Roseanne are coming to terms with spending their first Christmas without any of the children around.

As well as peeling back yet another intriguing layer of traveller culture, this festive film is packed with over-the-top parties and of course huge dresses.

Big Fat Gypsy Christmas will be broadcast on Monday, 24 December on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv.