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MacIntyres.Underworld

All Episodes 2006 - 2007

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  • 2005-03-22T08:00:00+00:00
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  • 11 mins (11 episodes)
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Donal MacIntyre profiles individuals active in Britain's criminal world.
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13 episodes

Special 1 A Ganster's Funeral

  • 2006-01-30T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

Follow-up documentary to GANGSTER, looking at the world of Manchester gangster Dominic Noonan and the impact of growing up in gangster and criminal families where violent death or injury is not uncommon. Follows the huge funeral for Desmond Noonan, Dominic's brother who was killed, and the results of Dominic's trial, in which he is found guilty and sentenced to sixteen years in prison. he United States, and how the British National Party has launched its own record label, specialising in ‘patriotic’ folk songs, which help fund the party and spread propaganda. From Germany and Sweden, to Italy and America, this investigation uncovers the truth about the shadowy world of white power music. In Germany, for the first time on television, viewers are taken inside a white power concert where violence and racial hatred are the currency.

Special 2 Nazi Hate Rock

  • 2006-02-06T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

Donal MacIntyre investigates the secretive world of white power music and how the money made helps to fund far right political organisations in many countries, including the British National Party in the UK. Nazi Hate Rock shows the crew gaining access to the men and women behind a truly disturbing musical movement. It reveals how British neo-Nazis plan to launch ‘Project School-Yard’ in Britain after a similar scheme was tried out in the United States, and how the British National Party has launched its own record label, specialising in ‘patriotic’ folk songs, which help fund the party and spread propaganda. From Germany and Sweden, to Italy and America, this investigation uncovers the truth about the shadowy world of white power music. In Germany, for the first time on television, viewers are taken inside a white power concert where violence and racial hatred are the currency.

1x01 Gangster

  • Series Premiere

    2005-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

Documentary about Dominic Lattlay Fottfoy, a gangster who has spent twenty-two years in prison, and who comes from a notorious Manchester criminal family. Looks at some of the crimes, intimidation and exploits of Fottfoy and his family

1x02 Supergrass

  • 2005-03-29T00:00:00+01:00 — 1 min

Donal MacIntyre meets Paul Grimes, a former gangster who turned informer on two of Liverpool's major drug barons after his eldest son died of a heroin overdose. He talks about how he got close to John Haase and Curtis Warren in order to gain evidence against them. Also considers the role of Michael Howard MP, who when he was Home Secretary gave John Hasse a royal pardon, only for the latter to begin reoffending almost immediately.

1x03 Vendetta

  • 2005-04-05T00:00:00+01:00 — 1 min

Looks at the gangland world of Glasgow, and Donal MacIntyre talks with former enforcer Paul Ferris, and crime journalist Reg McKay about the rise of gangland feuds and revenge killings in the past ten years.

2x01 Get Conroy

  • Season Premiere

    2006-11-21T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

Paddy Conroy was one of the most influential gang leaders in Newcastle and is at the centre of an on-going battle with rival crime families in the city’s West End. He was dubbed Britain’s most wanted man after escaping from police custody before being caught and convicted of kidnap and torture. The court heard how he pulled out a rival’s tooth with a pair of pliers. He was sentenced to 12 years in a category ‘A’ prison. We met Paddy at home following his early release after a decade in prison. As part of his bail conditions, he remains on licence. Therefore even a minor offence, or associating with other criminals, could land him back in jail. Within weeks of his release, a rival firm has put a £100,000 contract on his head and his enemies are taunting him in public. If Paddy is to keep his freedom he needs to learn to hold back. And this won't be an easy task for a man a reputation for settling scores.

2x02 Mad Dog

  • 2006-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

Few people in this country strike as much fear and terror into the hearts of others as Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair. The Ulster loyalist paramilitary godfather now lives in exile in Scotland following a murderous feud with his own people. Over a 20-year reign, his organisation - the notorious Ulster Freedom Fighters “C-Company” - is thought to have committed over 40 murders and attempted hundreds of others. Adair’s main conviction is one of Directing Terrorism, for which he was sentenced to 16 years in prison. This year, reporter Donal MacIntyre spent several months with Adair filming a powerful full-access documentary with one of the nation’s most feared figures. It’s a journey that takes MacIntyre into the heart of Adair’s new Scottish empire, among his neo-Nazi supporters in Germany, and a high risk foray to Belfast where Adair faces continuing death threats. The film also reveals Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair’s adoring fans, including self styled lottery lout Mickey Carroll who was recently jailed for an assault on a group of young Christians at a gospel concert. Most controversially, Adair comes face to face with the man who brought him down: Detective Sergeant Johnston “Jonty” Brown. MacIntyre’s Underworld: Mad Dog offers unique access into the mind of a terrorist leader. It also asks what's next for one of the country’s most dangerous men.

2x03 Cocaine and Coconuts

  • 2005-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

In December 2004, a container of coconuts concealing 500Kg of cocaine was intercepted by customs at Tilbury docks. It was the largest seizure of cocaine ever in the UK. However, as part of a sting operation, customs replaced the drugs with wood blocks and allowed it to be delivered as normal. Andrew Pritchard, a self confessed smuggler, was among those that met the consignment. Caught red-handed, he was arrested on the scene. MacIntyre experiences the tensions of the court case through unprecedented access to Pritchard’s girlfriend, Amber. With her partner facing 35 years in prison, she decided to support him through the court case. It's an incredibly difficult relationship as her only regular contact with Andrew is through an illegal mobile phone he has had smuggled into the prison. Cocaine and Coconuts is a very human story which follows the couple fighting for their lives through a trial full of intrigue, superstition and a whiff of corruption too.

2x04 The taxman

  • 2006-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 — 1 min

Brian Cockerill describes himself as “The Taxman.” Others prefer to call him an extortionist, street fighter and one of Britain’s most terrifying gangsters. He makes a living by “taxing” drug dealers, collecting a levy to allow them to operate in Teeside. Reporter Donal MacIntyre and his team spent several months observing Cockerill as he appeared to operate as an alternative justice system used by those in the area that have lost confidence in the police. Now the Taxman is planning on taking his unconventional style into politics. He’s decided to fight for election as Mayor of Middlesbrough and go head to head with the current mayor, “Robocop” Ray Mallon. Cockerill believes he can use his powers of persuasion to get the voters to back him. Physically, Brian Cockerill is hugely intimidating. In one of the film’s most disturbing scenes, he demonstrates fighting techniques to Donal MacIntyre. These include how to yank out a man’s eye from its socket. To keep one step ahead of his enemies, Cockerill trains three times a day. He’s a 22 stone, steroid-filled fighting machine who claims never to have lost a fight. MacIntyre’s Underworld: The Taxman is a powerful film that reveals a parallel justice system that appears to operate in many of 21st century Britain’s towns and cities.

3x01 Wayne's World

  • Season Premiere

    2007-09-10T00:00:00+01:00 — 1 min

Donal MacIntyre does a follow-up report to his World in Action undercover report of ten years ago about Nottingham drug dealer Wayne Hardy, a report which led to the arrest and conviction of Hardy. Wayne Hardy talks about his life now, and the tragedy of deaths in his family and his eldest daughter's problems with heroin addiction.

3x02 Gangsters - The Next Generation

  • 2007-09-17T00:00:00+01:00 — 1 min

In this update on the Sundance nominated `A Gangster’s Funeral` we follow the next generation as they face the life choices that send their parents down a road packed with death, murder, money and mayhem. The Irish gangster family, the Noonan’s, have been decimated by the death of their key enforcer and hit man, Dessie and the jailing of gay crime boss - Dominic Noonan. The charismatic Manchester gangster was convicted with his two young associates - Aarron (19) and Adam (18) on gun charges. As a result, Manchester gangland is in disarray with no underworld peacekeepers operating: It’s in the grip of a teenage gun crime epidemic. And then; Noonan’s young associates are released early from jail - will they go straight or go straight back to crime? From inside the heart of a crime dynasty, Donal MacIntyre follows the young guns; to see if the next generation is worse than the last. A four year filming odyssey inside an underworld crime family culminates in a remarkably frank and disturbing journey with the teenagers in the clan as they face jail, puberty, and arrest. While Britain faces an epidemic of teenage gun crime, MacIntyre spends time with the young ones as they leave jail on one gun charge only to be returned to prison for armed robbery. We witness life on a tag and life on the run and see how difficult it is for the children in this world to escape a life of crime. The documentary portrays a real life 'Shameless' family as hope and despair cascades through innocence, murder and mayhem.

3x03 Mad Dog and Nazi Nick

  • 2007-09-24T00:00:00+01:00 — 1 min

Donal MacIntyre re-visits formers Ulster Freedom fighter Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair, who has become interested in helping out with the plans of Nick Greger. Greger is a former Nazi who idolised Adair, and who sent colleagues to help guard Adair when he was living under threat in Scotland. Whilst in Africa, Greger met and fell in love with a black woman, which led him to question his former beliefs and he now claims to be a born-again Christian with a mission to build an orphanage in Uganda.

3x04 Lucky Tucker

  • 2007-10-01T00:00:00+01:00 — 1 min

Donal MacIntyre meets and looks at the world of Kent gangster Ian 'Lucky` Tucker, previously linked with Dave Courtney and the Krays.

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