BBC Crimewatch: Trail leads to Germany?
Rudi Cerne, host of German Crimewatch show (left) and McCanns (right)
meet in Birmingham (UK) | ZDF/Ollie Upton
Scotland Yard has approached Germany's ZDF's 'File Reference XY…Unsolved' show with a request for cooperation to broadcast BBC Crimewatch.
According to a newspaper report, the 'McCann/SY special' that is going to be broadcast by the German TV channel ZDF, in a show titled 'File Reference XY...Unsolved' [Aktenzeichen XY…ungelöst], an equivalent of UK's BBC's Crimewatch, the "trail" of the Scotland Yard investigation to the Maddie case "leads to Germany".
The German Crimewatch show will feature the mock-up 'reconstruction' that was filmed with actors in Spain in a village allegedly similar to Praia da Luz and the McCann couple, accompanied by a Scotland Yard officer - probably DCI Andy Redwood - being interviewed by Rudi Cerne, a former figure skater, at ZDF's studio in Munich.
The same article reports that it was the "exact analysis of the files" that brought new leads, and for "the first time a trail leads to Germany". In the programme, two e-fits of men are shown for the first time; they apparently "spoke German" and had not been in the focus of the investigation yet.
The Scotland Yard investigation continues on a screen near you.
Except in Portugal.
BBC, October 11, 2013
"We're not the ones who's done something wrong here, it's the person who's gone into that apartment and taken a little girl" Kate McCann
Met Police youtube account, October 11, 2013
Telegraph, October 13, 2013
Sky News, October 13, 2013