8:30pm Thursday, August 16 on TV One
Dale Farm in England is the largest travellers site in Europe. For 10 years, 50 families have illegally occupied land that they own, but are not supposed to live on. The local council has been trying to evict them for 10 years, but only after a bitter campaign that has gone all the way to the House of Lords, is the climax to this battle in sight.
A 28-day notice to quit has been issued. Either the travellers move out peacefully, or an army of bailiffs and police will move in.
The Big Gypsy Eviction looks at all sides of the story in this conflict and interviews the most notorious Dale Farm families. The gypsies say they will not leave their homes without a fight and have piled gas canisters at the entrance.
400 angry travellers vow to meet force with force in a desperate fight for their future.