Did you know what you were in for when you began filming The Mafia With Trevor McDonald? And have you seen GoodFellas?
You’ve described yourself as a ‘coward’. How did you steel yourself to meet Mafia killers?
There’s a horrifying moment when you’re driving around New York with a made man, and he spots two members of a rival family who want to kill him…
Do you get the impression that reformed men like John Alite, the ex-Gambino family enforcer, secretly miss the Mafia?
When the cameras stopped rolling, did you go back to your hotel, have a gin and tonic and sleep like a baby?
In the Seventies, you were ITN’s first black reporter. Were you aware of being a role model?
Your first question to Saddam Hussein in 1990 is the stuff of legend. Do you remember it as vividly as viewers?
“Mr President, is it a very Arab thing to go into a neighbouring country and invade it and rape its people?”
Is it true you took a ‘downer’ before meeting Saddam?
Modern TV is increasingly contrived for entertainment purposes. What’s the secret to being believable?
Ever tempted to join Twitter?
It’s a decade since you retired from News At Ten, but you’re still one of the best-known men in Britain. How many times have you been asked to do Strictly Come Dancing?
The Mafia With Trevor McDonald concludes on 30 March, ITV at 9pm. Episode one is on ITV Player; itv.com/itvplayer