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The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann comes to Netflix today (March 15) – here’s all you need to know about the documentary series.
Netflix says The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will take a detailed look of the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann who vanished from the seaside resort of Praia de Luz in Portugal in 2007, while on holiday with her family.
It was a disappearance that reverberated around the world as the Portuguese police together with Scotland Yard mobilised a major investigation which would go on to become the most high-profile missing child case in British history.
The series will explore the case over the course of eight episodes, featuring 40 experts and key figures in the case.
However Maddie’s parents have not been involved with the project.
They said in a statement: “We are aware that Netflix are planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine’s disappearance. The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate. We did not see and still do not see how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, could potentially hinder it.
“Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme.”
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann on Netflix
After being first announced in 2017, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann premiered on Netflix on Friday March 15th, 2019. You can watch it online (with a Netflix subscription) HERE.
The series comprises of eight episodes, all of which are available to watch immediately.
In each hour long instalment, the series will delve deeper into the case with never-before-heard testimonies combined with existing interviews, archival footage, and reconstructions.
One of those taking part in the documentary is police detective Jim Gamble.
“I absolutely believe that in my lifetime we will find out what has happened to Madeleine McCann,” he says. “There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology.
“Year on year DNA is getting better. Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better.
“And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”