Looking for Madeleine


The 2007 disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann from her bed at a holiday resort in Portugal proved to be an instant worldwide sensation. There's been nothing like it since America's Lindbergh kidnapping more than eighty years ago.

Award-winning authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan have produced the first independent, objective account of the case. They have examined the released Portuguese files, conducted in-depth interviews and original research to answer the questions: What can we really know about this most emotive of cases? What can we learn from it?


The Portuguese police probe ran into a dead end. Parents Gerry and Kate McCann, however, have never given up the search for Madeleine. They blitzed the Internet, media and the hired private detectives, kept the case in the public eye. Speculation that the McCanns played a role in their daughter's fate, the authors demonstrate, is unfounded.

Scotland Yard's 'investigative review', ordered by the Prime Minister and begun in 2011, identified some 200 potential leads. The Yard's suspects have included a mystery paedophile - as yet unidentified - who preyed on other British children. The head of the investigation has said the little girl may still be alive.

The McCann family's private tragedy has touched millions around the world and aroused sometimes dark controversy. Looking for Madeleine is the definitive account.


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                                                                                                                 — The Sun

"Genuinely frightening...forensically detailed."                    
                                                                                                      — Judy Finnegan

 "The real story"
                                                                                                  — Choice magazine

The Disapperance of Madeleine McCann

"The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann Is an Emotional, Exhaustive Project" — The Atlantic

"It’s granular, but also gripping...compiles a staggering amount of information...lays this all out in unambiguous, lucid detail...To watch the series in its entirety, though, is to see in sharp, damning, and exhaustive detail all the ways in which a family’s nightmare was transformed and served up for consumption as a public spectacle."


Photo from the Netflix documentary, 'The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann'.

The authors also appeared in 2018's Madeleine McCann:
An ID Murder Mystery

​​It has been 12 years since three-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing while on holiday with her parents in Portugal, sparking the biggest missing-persons case in history. This 85-minute documentary takes a new look at her tragic disappearance and the massive investigation that followed but brought no resolution to a crime that left the world shocked and shaken.