In today’s International Newswire, ‘McMafia’ woos British pundits, pay-tv lifts off in Spain, the U.K. music biz enjoys a revival, and Paris market Rendez-Vous
readies for its bow.
’s drama about organized crime, has bowed in Britain to applause from the critics, with comparisons being made to the Emmy-winning “The Night Manager
,” and a few suggestions that the show’s star, James Norton
, would make a fine James Bond
Assessing the merits of the opening episode, which attracted more than 5.7 million viewers, the Guardian
said the show is “beautifully put together, the script is a cut above average, and there is a sense of much more power and energy waiting to be unleashed.”
The Radio Times, which – despite its title – is the U.K.’s leading TV listings magazine, said that the description of “the ins and outs of international finance” can at times be “a little dry and dense,” but “it