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"The Truth of the Lie" to be Broadcasted

Next Monday, 13th of April, TVI is going to broadcast the documentary "The Truth of the Lie" based on Gonçalo Amaral's book.


Technical information:

Direction: Carlos Coelho da Silva
Script: Nuno Ramos de Almeida

Based on the book "A Verdade da Mentira", by Gonçalo Amaral

Producer: Manuel S. Fonseca
Executive Producer: Ana Torres

Nacionality: Portuguese
Language: Portuguese & English with subtitles
Year: 2008
Duration: 50 min, Colour.


3 of May 2007

Madeleine McCann disappears from the apartment where she spends her holidays with her siblings and parents, Gerry and Kate McCann.

The alarm is given by the parents after dinner when, returning home, the child is not found sleeping in her bed. In the Ocean Club resort, in Praia da Luz, the guests get together and help looking for little Maddie.

The Republican National Guard [gnr] is alerted around midnight and warns the PJ.

Immediately the coordinator of the Judiciary Police,Gonçalo Amaral takes the command of the operations.

In this documentary, the PJ inspector presents his version of the case and how everything might have occurred on that night.

in Valentim de Carvalho


  1. I can see the book is already translated in English.
    I wonder if Brown will allow it in the UK.
    Probably not.
    Joana, for the people who can not reach TVI, what can they do to watch this program?

  2. Anonymous, I'll try my best to share it here.

  3. Thank you, dear Joana. There are also Brazilians who read your blogs.
    They can read English but they have difficulties to write it.
    They follow all the steps around Maddie and they inform me about the Nardonis, also a fucking couple.They tried to cheat on the police, saying a stranger entered their apartment and did through the girl off the window.

  4. "O caso gerou grande repercussão nacional e, em função das evidências deixadas no local do crime, Alexandre Nardoni e Anna Carolina Jatobá, respectivamente pai e madrasta da criança, atualmente são réus de ação penal e respondem por homicídio doloso triplamente qualificado (art. 121, § 2°, incisos III, IV e V)."


    or http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7390390.stm

  5. Bem oportuno este documentário.
    Espero ansiosa e curiosa por ele.

  6. Good morning Joana and all bloggers!
    I've just been to the TVI site and looked for the timeline of programmes on Monday and thre's nothing about the documentary, maybe they haven't updated it yet.
    Do you know at what time it will be broadcasted? On its own or as part of another programme?
    Thank you for your trouble,


  7. "The Republican National Guard [gnr] is alerted around midnight and warns the PJ."

    This is not very accurate, I believe the GNR received the call around 10:40 or 10:45, not around midnight.It must be registered in the files and easily verifiable.
    I hope there will not be more "inconsistencies" like this one in the documentary, it will only fuel criticism from "you know who"...


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