Where once this strand was thought exploitative, now it’s just really, really boring. There’s some buying and selling, some clothing design, a little manual work – and that’s it. Really, why should anyone expect anything more in the way of revelation? As long as the work is legal and correctly taxed, who cares? Given that traveller culture is notoriously secretive, is anyone really going to reveal anything to the contrary on camera?
So where does that leave this documentary? With another massive, lavish wedding, that’s where. Teeth whitening, tearful fathers, painful dresses, big cakes and all the familiar trimmings. We give up, although those warming to the theme may enjoy Paul O’Grady’s profile of burlesque pioneer Gypsy Rose Lee on ITV at 10pm. But no more please, C4.
Acklam Village Market
A weekend street food market in west London, with a large covered area created from recycled materials. The ten stalls provide Cuban cuisine, burgers, barbecued wild game, Jamaican jerk, Indian, Peruvian and more. Plus Fuller's bar sell beer from micro-breweries, alongside the usual beverages. There's a big focus on the local community here, so on any one weekend you could find installations by local artists here, street entertainment, live music ranging from jazz to rock 'n' roll, DJs and even a pop-up beach.
Venue says: “Grab a cheeky drink and enjoy free live music in an epic space ... the mundane truly becomes extraordinary!”