By Jerry Lawton
TELLY chiefs in Portugal offered to pay £35,000 to screen a documentary made by Madeleine McCann’s parents.
Bosses at TVI were willing to fork out the sum because they were desperate to “balance” their coverage of the Brit girl’s disappearance.
But Kate and Gerry McCann, both 41, refused permission for the show because the channel had already shown a rival documentary by ex-detective Gonçalo Amaral.
The evidence came out in Mr Amaral court’s bid to overturn an injunction banning his book. The case will resume next month.
in Daily Star [Express group]