Trevor McDonald to explore Mafia!

  spuds 18:15 17 Jul 2014

Sir Trevor McDonald is apparently taking on a new role of exploring the Mafia.

Putting age aside, and perhaps his past documentaries, do you think he is the right person for the job, or would you select someone else for the task.

Whats your views and opinions. Is this a to big a task for Sir Trevor, or will it bring surprises and perhaps increase viewing figures?. More details click here

  john bunyan 19:10 17 Jul 2014

Ross Kemp seems to specialise in this type of documentary - maybe a younger choice.

  VCR97 19:14 17 Jul 2014

That link took me to an article entitled "Japan Scraps Reactor Venting Plan". Am I overlooking something?

  spuds 19:17 17 Jul 2014

john bunyan - Agree with you about Ross Kemp, I have seen quite a number of his ventures that have been televised recently on Freeview. Cannot recall him doing one on the Mafia though?.

  spuds 19:22 17 Jul 2014


No you are not overlooking something, there appears to be a problem with the TalkTalk connection, who posted the news information. If you hover over the link it should show the title I am referring to?.

  Aitchbee 20:26 17 Jul 2014

Can Sir Trevor make this Mafia TV series a hit?


  rdave13 22:44 17 Jul 2014

Doesn't give you much confidence in Talk Talk as an ISP then does it?

  rdave13 22:49 17 Jul 2014

Apparently the two part series is already shot.

  Devil Fish 23:26 17 Jul 2014

unfortunately probably old ground recovered unless he has managed to infiltrate which i doubt. Having watched many movies and documentaries about Cosa Nostra (Mafia) very secretive, Last big whistle blower was Henry hill to my knowledge

  BillSers 08:56 18 Jul 2014

Someone made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

  spuds 12:21 18 Jul 2014

"Someone made him an offer he couldn't refuse."

That could have a double meaning, but I would suspect it wasn't the Mafia who made it?.

Personally I have never been all that impressed with Sir Trevor McDonald and his style of reporting, and perhaps more so when he did the documentary life-style type of what I would class 'very scripted' interviews, which came across as being arkward, both for McDonald and some of the people he interviewed.

If it as to be old-timers, then perhaps John Simpson (age 69), John Humphrys (70) or Sandy Gall (86) would have fitted the bill much better. Kate Adie (68) would perhaps fit a female role, not sure about Jennie Bond (63) though. The last I saw of Sandy Gall he was beginning to show his age, so perhaps that rules him out of the selection procedures. Trevor McDonald is 74 years old.

If the subject matter wasn't serious. I might have even suggested a few chat show hosts, like Terry Wogan (75) Michael Parkinson (79) or even Graham Norton (51) and Alan Carr (38).

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