After hearing about it over the last couple of weeks I decided to give "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" on C4 a go. Last night's episode was concerned with the role of males in the travelling world,what they do as regards wedding prep (fcuk all) and their attitudes towards women. Anyway one of the more famous Gypsies, Pat Doherty -who was also in Danny Dyer's programme about Hard Blokes, was going on about how the travellers always sort things out one to one, its always a fair fight and the combatants shake hands at the end and thats it all done and dusted. There then followed the build-up to a scrap in some travellers' site, in Kent I think, between two boys who were going to sort out a family dispute. As the "ref" was getting things arranged and a noisy woman was being ejected from the arena one of the young fellahs walked up and smacked the other completely out of the blue. It was a cracker right enough and sent his opponent sprawling but it went against everything we'd just heard. Thats it, I thought to myself, its the thin end of the wedge. If this is how the young Gypsy is treating centuries of tradition then its on the road out. How can the culture survive such blatant disregard for all it holds dear? I give the whole scene a couple of years. A bit like Happy Hardcore rave music.