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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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