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Madeleine McCann: The McCanns’ Ireland State Visit And Coronation Street Plots

by | 31st, July 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann, Gerry McCann

BELFAST TELEGRAPH: “Madeleine McCann parents set for Irish visit”

Has the missing child been spotted in Ireland?

The couple and their young twins are expected to make the journey this autumn and plan to make a television appearance while they’re in the country. The couple’s visit will be their first time to arrive in Ireland since their four-year-old daughter Madeleine went missing last year.

This reads like a visit from a head of state:

Kate and Gerry are expected to take up on an open invitation to appear on RTE’s The Late Late Show to address the nation and thank the Irish for their “incredible support”.

DAILY MAIL: “Backlash over Coronation Street’s girl-on-girl gang violence storyline”

Corrie goes mental. There’s gonna be a street fight.

Last year, programme-makers were accused of copying the case of Madeleine McCann too closely after the disappearance of a child in a housefire.

Yes. Anorak remembers. That was the tale of a boy (an actor) who was taken by his mum’s friend (both actors), who set fire to their semi-detached house (not real) in a fictional part of Manchester, was chillingly similar to the story of a girl  (real) who disappeared while on holiday in Protugal (real)…

Madeleine McCann: fact and fiction



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