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MIPTV Picks 2015 – The Mafia with Trevor McDonald

In this two-part special the veteran UK journalist takes on the American mafia, meeting with former members who recount grim details about the lives they once led as part of the shadowy organization.
April 1, 2015


Partners: Plum Pictures for ITV1; distributed by Hat Trick International
Length: 2 x 60 minutes
Aired: March 2015 (ITV)
Rights available: Worldwide
Veteran British reporter Trevor McDonald, one of the UK’s most respected television journalists, was knighted in 1999 for his service to the field. In this two-part special he takes on the American mafia, meeting with former members who recount grim details about the lives they once led as part of the shadowy organization. According to Broadcast, its premiere on ITV in late March nabbed an audience of 4.5 million, or a 21.9% audience share.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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