Anorak | Madeleine McCann: EastEnders Reacts, Evil GP And Relocated

Madeleine McCann: EastEnders Reacts, Evil GP And Relocated

by | 16th, June 2008

may-wright.jpg MADDIE WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

The newspapers’ hunt for Madeleine McCann has passed. The missing child now serves as a point of reference for anyone looking to add realism to a work of fiction:

PEOPLE : “I’m having a BLAST in EastEnders EXCLUSIVE As evil GP Mad May is back to terrorise Walford actress Amanda Drew lifts lid on her return

Eastenders’ “Mad May” is one of the most sinister psychos to grace Walford. The evil GP vanished last year after trying to steal her love rival’s baby.

A female doctor, like Kate McCann?

In an exclusive chat with The People, Amanda, 38, talks about being single, her friendship with Catherine Tate and why she was relieved when scriptwriters changed her storylines at the time Madeleine McCann went missing.

Firth things first:

Q When you left last year your storylines were rewritten because it was too similar to the Madeleine McCann disappearance.

How did you feel about it?

A As soon as Madeleine went missing I thought “no”. I was very worried and really relieved when they changed it. It was too raw a topic to be dealing with on a soap.

Because the typical soap watcher cannot differentiate between fact and a fiction?

In response to that script change Anorak was invited on the BBC’s Jeremy Vine show. The BBC produces EastEnders but no-one from the show arrived to comment on the decision to alter the script and then tell the world about it.

DAILY TELEGRAPH : “Relocated: chilling, vivid and unnervingly topical Charles Spencer is unnerved but impressed by

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