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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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