Crime & Investigation UK commissions crime family series

At Home with the Noonans from Eyeline Entertainment and Dare Films is a six-part, one-hour series that takes an "up close and personal" look at the lives of Manchester crime family, the Noonans.
November 17, 2011

A+E Networks UK’s Crime & Investigation network has commissioned a six-part series examining one of Britain’s most notorious crime families.

At Home with the Noonans from Eyeline Entertainment and Dare Films will take an “up close and personal” look at the lives of Manchester crime family The Noonans.

The series examines the dynamic within the family, taking a close look at Dominic Noonan, who has spent 22 years in British prisons.  At Home with the Noonans is currently in production and is slated for a spring 2012 broadcast on Crime & Investigation in the UK.

The series is directed by investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre, who previously sat down with Dominic Noonan in his 2007 documentary, A Very British Gangster, and produced by Eyeline Entertainment’s Duncan Napier-Bell. It’s executive produced by Koulla Anastasi, head of acquisitions and commissioning, Crime & Investigation Network & BIO.

“This intimate and unvarnished depiction of Noonan family life will offer a real insight into a world rarely seen on British television,” said Adam MacDonald, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK, who commissioned the series.

“One of our participants said it’s easier to get a gun in Manchester than a job,” added Eyeline’s Napier-Bell. “After the riots in August of this year it became apparent that there were whole sections of society in Britain that nobody was listening to. We decided to try.”

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