World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Don Matteo

Article Id: WHEBN0021762123
Reproduction Date:

Title: Don Matteo  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Terence Hill, Culture of Australia, Gubbio, Madman Entertainment, Rai 1, Beata Poźniak, TVP1, Sonia Aquino, Karin Proia, Matteo
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Don Matteo

Don Matteo
Genre Crime, Comedy
Created by Enrico Oldoini
Starring Terence Hill
Nino Frassica
Flavio Insinna
Simone Montedoro
Cristina Serafini
Country of origin Italy
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 168+ (List of episodes)
Location(s) Gubbio
Running time 55 minutes (per episode)
Production companies Lux Vide for Rai Fiction
Original channel RAI
Original airing January 7, 2000 - present

Don Matteo is an Italian television series that has been airing since 2000 on the premier channel of Italian national television, Rai 1. Protagonist of the series is Father Matteo (portrayed by Terence Hill), a Catholic priest in a parish of the town of Gubbio (PG), who is also known for his unrivaled talent in investigating local crime stories. Father Matteo is a wise and respected person who really manages to understand people's problems, and always appears to be willing to help. Thanks to his charm and positivity, he often helps criminals on their way to redeeming and he always convince them to confess their crimes and to accept their responsibilities. Comedian Nino Frassica portrays Lt. Antonio Cecchini, a middle aged carabineer who also happens to be Matteo's best friend. Cecchini is one of the main co-protagonists and often provides the humor and comic relief in the series. Other notable cast members include Flavio Insinna, who portrayed Captain Flavio Anceschi from 2000 to 2006, Milena Miconi, who played Laura, the mayor of Gubbio as well as Anceschi's love interest and Simone Montedoro who has been playing the role of Captain Giulio Tommasi, successor to Anceschi, since the sixth season. The seventh season of the series has recently been broadcast on Italian national TV.

From season 8, Don Matteo is filmed in HDTV 1080i. RAI announced an eighth season will be aired on Rai 1 and Rai HD by fall 2011.


The series is syndicated in the United States by MHz Networks.[1]


The plot primarily revolves around the titular Matteo, a Catholic priest with an impressive insight in human nature, aiding the carabinieri (police) station in solving crimes (almost always murder cases). In this he usually finds support in Antonio Cecchini, a high-ranking officer who often shares with him important details and clues, but also hostility, in the figure of Cecchini's direct superior, Flavio Anceschi, who has little tolerance for the priest's continuous interference with the investigation.


The major actor is Terence Hill as Don Matteo, a Catholic priest that always resolves mysteries around his city, Gubbio; Nino Frassica is Maresciallo Cecchini, best friend of Don Matteo; Simone Montedoro and Pamela Saino are respectively the captain Giulio Tommasi and Patrizia Cecchini, the daughter of Nino, they marry on the last episode of the eight season. The minor actors are: Natalie Guettà, the house-keeper of Don Matteo; Laura Glavan, the sixteen year-old mother Laura ; Caterina Sylos Labini is Caterina Cecchini, wife of Nino and mother of Patrizia and Assuntina; other characters are Pippo, Agostino, Severino and Ghisoni.


Main article: List of Don Matteo episodes


The series received two awards at the 42nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2002: Terence Hill won the award for Best Actor and Alessandro Jacchia won the award for Best Producer.[2]


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.