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Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

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Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Guest on 17.10.13 22:05

Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

by Brendan de Beer, in News · 17-10-2013 14:13:00 · 0 Comments

More than a few eyebrows were raised this week when it became apparent that unlike BBC, RTE, ZDF or AVRO, no Portuguese television station was to air a repeat of the Crimewatch programme which was first shown to millions of viewers on Monday evening


Conflicting reports were emerging this week as to why Portuguese television had not followed the example of the UK, Ireland, Germany and Netherlands by showing the appeal for information in the search for missing British toddler Madeleine McCann.

One BBC reporter reporting from Praia da Luz on Monday evening told viewers the fact that the programme was not being shown in Portugal was “controversial”, while BBC Radio 4 quoted experts saying they regretted that new leads could be hampered by the fact that there are no plans to show the fresh appeal for information in Portugal.

“We need to get [the Portuguese police] to show the appeal, set aside their political differences, set aside their pride and get to the position where [the forces] are both focused, working together”, criminologist, ex-police officer and child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas was quoted as telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this week.
His comments were then widely re-printed in a number of publications, including the Guardian.

When questioned as to the reasons for Crimewatch not being shown in Portugal, the Metropolitan Police Service responded that there is no such show in Portugal, while the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands have regular television programmes appealing for viewers’ assistance in solving crime.
Portuguese police would therefore be unable to force any of the country’s networks to alter scheduling unless they unilaterally decided to do so.
Clips of the programme are available from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Press Bureau and have been shown on Portuguese television this week.

The BBC, in response to questions from The Portugal News over Crimewatch failing to make it on to the television screens of viewers in the country where Madeleine McCann disappeared, explained: “We have provided clips of the Crimewatch programme to international broadcasters to assist them in their coverage of the appeal, and the Crimewatch film is available on the BBC Crimewatch website to international audiences.
“The decision on broadcasting an appeal on an equivalent programme in Portugal is a matter for the Portuguese broadcasters, Portuguese police and The Metropolitan Police”, the statement read.

The Deputy Director of News at Sic Television was meanwhile reported to have exchanged e-mails with the BBC in the days running up to the Crimewatch programme in order to secure the rights to the full programme, but to no avail.
“The BBC said they are not selling the rights”, Martim Cabral told The Portugal News, “therefore we cannot show it.”
Another Portuguese news channel, TVI, told The Portugal News that it had contacted the British national broadcaster prior to the airing of the show, as it sought to “acquire the programme for Portugal, which was denied.”
“Should the BBC change its position and should TVI continue to show an interest, it is certain that we will look at transmitting the programme in question.
“TVI has also requested the BBC clarify this situation with British media to avoid more erroneous interpretations, such as those claiming Portuguese television channels are not interested in transmitting the programme.”


http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/crimewatch-aired-in-uk-ireland-netherlands-germany-but-why-not-portugal/29659

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Guest on 17.10.13 22:10

So, according to the above article, the Portuguese wanted to show the Crimewatch programme but were denied? What the hell is going on?

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Hicks on 17.10.13 22:13

Oh dear......I can feel those conspiracy theory thoughts brewing in my head again!

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Guest on 17.10.13 22:16

I think the BBC are getting a few tweets and emails like this......


Dantew28 ‏@Dantew28 32m
@BBCCrimewatch Can you clarify reports from Portugal stating they have been REFUSED permission to broadcast appeal by BBC? #McCann


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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by ShuBob on 17.10.13 22:20

Is anything, ANYTHING about this sorry tale straightforward? banghead 

Thanks Candy.

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by endgame on 17.10.13 22:20

I thought Kate didn't want it shown because she thought it might help hinder the search for Madeleine.

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Guest on 17.10.13 22:25

Strange choice of pic as well..........KM with I think Oldfield (I always get ROB and Oldfield muddled)

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Cerinthe on 17.10.13 22:26

I wish our media would stop insulting the Portuguese.  It's making me feel embarrassed to be British.

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by AndyB on 17.10.13 22:26

candyfloss wrote:So, according to the above article, the Portuguese wanted to show the Crimewatch programme but were denied?  What the hell is going on?
Quite. I thought that cynicism and weariness had destroyed the capacity of this tragedy to render me speechless. Looks like I'm wrong again

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Post by Cerinthe on 17.10.13 22:29

Maybe the McCanns don't want the programme shown in Portugal because it places emphasis on a real lead - the Smith sighting.

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Nereid on 17.10.13 22:34

What the hell is going on here?

BBC show their own reconstruction. No Payne visit, Paynes/Webster not mentioned by name, just referred to as the 3 remaining friends. Bundleman walking to the right.

Netherlands 'Opsporing Verzocht' shows the BBC reconstruction. So they got the rights?

Germany does its own version, not known who paid for this (my guess is the Fund). Totally different from the British version. Some rubber ducky keeps popping up. Reasons for this unknown. Could they not buy the rights either, or were they persuaded to do their own version? Bundleman walking to the left.

Ireland will show the BBC version.

And now Portugal is denied the rights.

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Post by Woofer on 17.10.13 22:35

@endgame wrote:I thought Kate didn't want it shown because she thought it might help hinder the search for Madeleine.
I remember that - but along the lines of the Portuguese police wouldn`t like it.  I`m sure there were headlines somewhere but I can`t find them atm.

I remember going banzai thinking how the hell can she bann anything.

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Post by ShuBob on 17.10.13 22:37

candyfloss wrote:Strange choice of pic as well..........KM with I think Oldfield (I always get ROB and Oldfield muddled)
I'm absolutely certain that picture was chosen on purpose.

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Post by tasprin on 17.10.13 22:37

The fact that Crimewatch was not broadcast in the country where the 'abduction' supposedly took place is laughable. Now we're told that not only was Portuguese TV not offered the programme but their request to show it was denied. Who's hindering the search now? It's good to see The Portugal News are investigating this and also speaking up for the Portuguese police and GA. It's about time someone answered back.

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Post by Cristobell on 17.10.13 22:38

Doesn't the BBC's refusal to allow the program to be shown in Portugal, harm the search for Madeleine?  Will the McCanns now sue the BBC?

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by ShuBob on 17.10.13 22:40

@AndyB wrote:
candyfloss wrote:So, according to the above article, the Portuguese wanted to show the Crimewatch programme but were denied?  What the hell is going on?
Quite. I thought that cynicism and weariness had destroyed the capacity of this tragedy to render me speechless. Looks like I'm wrong again
I won't be surprised if we've actually entered the Twilight Zone i don\'t know 

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Post by Guest on 17.10.13 22:41

@ShuBob wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Strange choice of pic as well..........KM with I think Oldfield (I always get ROB and Oldfield muddled)
I'm absolutely certain that picture was chosen on purpose.
It is odd, we never see pics of the Tapas 7 do we,  only K & G shots.  thinking

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Post by tiredofthebs on 17.10.13 22:46

candyfloss wrote:So, according to the above article, the Portuguese wanted to show the Crimewatch programme but were denied?  What the hell is going on?
Exactly what has gone on for the past 6 years.

Everything that the BBC, the government, the press, the British police and the McCann's do is designed to hinder any possible investigation and ensure that Madeleine isn't found. It always has been and, IMO, it always will be.

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Post by Jaci on 17.10.13 22:58

@ShuBob wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Strange choice of pic as well..........KM with I think Oldfield (I always get ROB and Oldfield muddled)
I'm absolutely certain that picture was chosen on purpose.
Looks like Matthew Oldfield. Wasn't it him who said he didn't know the McCann's very well?

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Woofer on 17.10.13 23:04

@Woofer wrote:
@endgame wrote:I thought Kate didn't want it shown because she thought it might help hinder the search for Madeleine.
I remember that - but along the lines of the Portuguese police wouldn`t like it.  I`m sure there were headlines somewhere but I can`t find them atm.

I remember going banzai thinking how the hell can she bann anything.
Found it - it was the RE-ENACTMENT not the show. It was Tracey Kandohla in the Star.

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Post by Woofer on 17.10.13 23:07

@Cristobell wrote:Doesn't the BBC's refusal to allow the program to be shown in Portugal, harm the search for Madeleine?  Will the McCanns now sue the BBC?
YES, far more so than GA`s book.  How stupid can this case get.

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Post by Guest on 17.10.13 23:17

Madeleine McCann: parents disappointed appeal won't air in Portugal


The parents of Madeleine McCann have been left disappointed that a renewed international appeal to find the missing girl will not be broadcast in Portugal.
 
 
There will, however, be no broadcast of the appeal in Portugal.
 
A source close to the McCanns said they were “of course” disappointed by this, but added that it was a matter for the Portuguese media.
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/madeleinemccann/10377255/Madeleine-McCann-parents-disappointed-appeal-wont-air-in-Portugal.html

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Post by Mirage on 17.10.13 23:23

I can't believe this. Whatever is going on here?

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Re: Oh I say!! - Crimewatch aired in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, but why not Portugal?

Post by Guest on 17.10.13 23:25

Is the BBC subject to FOI as it is a state owned broadcaster?

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