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Madeleine McCann: Rob Blackhurst’s Maddy Theme Holiday, BBC Apologises And If Cars Could Talk

by | 9th, May 2008

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GLASGOW DAILY RECORD : “BBC apologies over McCanns over Madeleine anniversary film blunder”

THE BBC have apologised to the McCann family for scheduling a film about a runaway girl called Madeleine on the anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance…

But bungling Beeb chiefs scheduled the 1998 children’s film Madeleine for the weekend of the first anniversary of the youngster’s disappearance.

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The movie, starring Nigel Hawthorne, is about an orphan who runs away and manages to foil a kidnap plot. The blunder was only spotted at the last minute and the BBC hastily replaced the film with the 2005 Lindsay Lohan movie Herbie Fully Loaded.

You know, the one about the car with the big secret .

DAILY TELEGRAPH : “BBC apologises to Madeleine McCann’s parents”

Says a source close to the McCanns:

“It is disgraceful that the BBC of all people should be so insensitive and not spot this was going to happen,” they said. “Surely with everything that has happened this year, any executive would notice if their station broadcast a film called Madeline involving a kidnapped child? Would that not ring alarm bells?

“It’s not that they should never show the film but someone must have checked it was appropriate and checked the dates it was being aired. It’s things like that which must be upsetting to Kate and Gerry.”

Do the McCanns set the TV schedules. If so, can we please, please have the A-Team back? And ever since he tripped on cobble stone, Old Mr Anorak has not been able to watch Coronation Street without feeling sick. Can the show be scrapped or moved to 6am, when he is having his rub?

NEW STATESMAN : “Rob Blackhurst books a family break

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