Fairground Attractions

LIVING – Sundays from 13 May, 9.30pm

Behind the carousels and candyfloss, Fairground Attractions is a rare insight into the private lives of three funfair families and their unique way of life. For generations, fun fairs have rolled into British towns, villages and cities each summer. ‘Showmen’ families have been stereotyped with offensive names but they are proud, private, travelling people dedicated to the business of entertaining the public with their dodgems and hot dogs. In a chaotic modern world, British showmen families are finding the future of their family businesses more uncertain than ever. This film joins three families for the summer as they desperately try to attract customers despite a recession, wash-out weather and lawless riots.

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