I've just received a press release telling me about a new Italian crime series, Inspector Nardone (Il Commissario Nardone) starring Sergio Assisi. It's already been on in the US (and is available as a R1 DVD) but will debut in the UK on Friday 15 March at 11pm on True Movies 2 (Sky 322, Freesat 303).
The series is twelve episodes long and is being shown in two-episode blocks every night from 15 to 20 March.
"A grey but optimistic post-war Milan is the ideal breeding ground for a new criminal scene, very
different from the one we are used to today: an old fashioned organized crime, made up of thieves and outlaws who share a specific moral code, which absolutely condemns homicide. Mario
Nardone as the new chief officer is assigned to the Milan Police Department, as if to settle a score for having exposed his corrupt colleagues.”
“Based on a real figure, a true legend in Milan during the 50s and 60s. Mario Nardone seems to be a character from Maigret creator Georges Simenon novel."