The Church, Crime and The Mafia in Southern Italy


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Reporter Brian Cleeve on life in southern Italy, crime and the mafia, the church and changes in agriculture.

  • Title
    Some Do Some Don't - Italy
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  • Contributor
    Brian Cleeve (Reporter)
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  • Series title
    Into Europe
  • Clip title
    The Church, Crime and The Mafia in Southern Italy
  • Extended description

    From the series 'Into Europe' reporter Brian Cleeve examines life in Southern Italy for young and old and how the way of life has changed from one generation to the next.

    Cleeve looks at the role of the mafia and the church in all aspects of life and provides a picture of life in this part of Italy for Irish television viewers.

    With people calling for a losening of the relationship between the Vatican and the State, education, agriculture and religion are changing the way of life in this part of Italy. This is a region where young people are now more willing to question the old way of life.

  • Information

    'Into Europe' was a series of 12 programmes broadcast in 1967 and 1968 which set out to tell Irish television viewers something about their European neighbours.

    Jack White the then RTÉ Assistant Controller of Television Programmes writng in the RTÉ Guide said of the series,

    "The 'Into Europe' project was born nearly twelve months ago, at a meeting held to consider what Irish television could do to bring Ireland closer to the Europe of the Common Market. It was decided then to use the summer months for a major expedition into Europe.

    When we came down to working out the brief in detail, we felt that the framework of the Common Market itself was too formal for the project we had in mind. So in the end 'Into Europe' has taken in three EFTA countries - Austria, Sweden and Denmark - as well as all the EEC members except Luxembourg. Each programme in the series is an essay on a theme from modern European life, illustrated from one or more countries."
    (RTÉ Guide, 17 November, 1967, Vol. 4 No. 47 p.3)

    The extract here is from an episode called 'Some Do Some Don't' broadcast 24 January 1968.

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    Italy, Religion, Agriculture, Saponto, Morality, Beach, Crime, Mafia, Being European, Europe, Italian, Citizenship, Nationality
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    Society and Social Issues
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  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)