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Post by sal » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:28 am

Date: 12.09.2018 Last updated: 12.09.2018 at 16.24
Category: Radio 4; Radio; Commissioning; Casting
A programme weaving together two voices of grief - one from 600 years ago and one of the present day, in Gerry McCann - comes to Radio 4 this September, in a reflection on loss and consolation.
Alongside this in-depth interview given by McCann, Simon Armitage (pictured), one of the country’s premiere poets, has dramatised Pearl - a medieval poem recounting a father’s grief from the loss of his daughter. The poem will be performed by Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones) and Grace Doherty (Casualty) and intercut with McCann’s interview.

The medieval poem is combined with unprecedented insight into the life of Madeleine’s father.

Gerry McCann’s daughter Madeleine disappeared from an Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007. In an honest, personal and sometimes painful terms, Gerry reflects on the special bond between fathers and daughters, the difficulties men have in articulating sorrow, and his absolute determination to keep looking for Madeleine.

The Middle English poem Pearl sees a father lamenting the loss of his daughter, who returns to him in a dream to help him come to terms with her absence. The anonymous Pearl poet demonstrates that grief for loved ones is the hardest grief of all as he seeks consolation in the idea of heaven and the power of prayer. The original manuscript, now held in the British Library, has been dated to the late 14th century.

Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, the recipient of a Bafta and numerous other awards, Simon Armitage is one of the most respected modern-day literary talents. In addition to poetry, Armitage has written for radio, television and film. In 2010 Armitage wrote a poem titled The Beacon, read at the event marking 1,000 days since Madeleine’s disappearance.

Gerry McCann says: “As a family we'd worked with Simon Armitage before and know what a sensitive, thoughtful writer he is. When I read the Pearl poem, I could see echoes in it with Madeleine's situation and our loss. I decided it was a good opportunity to say something about the special bond between fathers and daughters, thinking that speaking openly might help other men in similar positions. It feels like the right time.”

Simon Armitage says: “Pearl is one of the most moving poems in the language, written by a man grieving over the loss of his young daughter. While translating it into modern English I kept thinking of the McCann family and their daughter Madeleine. I’d written a poem for the family to mark the one thousandth day of her disappearance, spending some time with Kate and talking to her about life without Madeleine and the campaign to find her.

"Gerry’s voice hasn’t been heard as much, and after reading the poem he agreed to give an extended interview, to tell his side of the story in terms of how men deal with loss and grief in a world where they’re usually expected to stay strong and silent. I knew that religion plays an important part in the McCann’s family life, as it does for the author of Pearl, who seeks consolation through his faith.”

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Pearl: Two Fathers, Two Daughters

Saturday 29 September 2018, 2.30pm - 3pm
Performed by Iain Glen and Grace Doherty
Translated and dramatised by Simon Armitage
Producer: Susan Roberts for BBC Radio 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lates ... rry-mccann

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Post by catkins » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:57 am

Thanks Sal..... :s_thumbsup Must be a very hard and emotional thing to do. :s_cry
Madeleine McCann- Abducted May 2007 from Praia Da Luz, Algarve, Portugal.
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Post by sal » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:39 pm

Sure to bring out the I'm not a hater brigade.

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Post by catkins » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:57 pm

It already has! And as usual they are too dumb to realise that men’s mental health is a big thing right now with many famous people speaking out. Including Princes Harry and William.

The trolls are so thick it must hurt :s_tease
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Post by Missfit » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:14 pm

Whatever the MCCanns do will be wrong in the eyes of stupid trolls :s_mad

Gerry is joining other men in speaking out about their emotions,feelings and mental health. A positive thing in my opinion.

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Post by Alibongo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Said it before but the McCanns have far more important things to do and the haters don't even register on the McCanns radar.
Well done on speaking out Gerry McCann :s_yes
Parent-blaming is all-too-common these days, and usually the point is to make other parents feel better about their own parenting skills

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Post by Whiterose » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:33 pm

I think it's a very brave thing to do, mental health should be spoken about and not a taboo subject. Well done Gerry it must be so hard to carry the heartbreak of losing a child, talking is the best therapy.
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Post by Carana » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:52 pm

That doesn't make any sense to me. Perhaps the reporter has just pulled out old bits from various tabloid articles.

If the case has indeed gone to the ECHR, the case will have been against Portugal, not Amaral, as far as I can work out. In which case, they may have had to pay Amaral the fortune he gained, plus the payment of whatever legal fees, quite some time ago.
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Post by catkins » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:02 pm

I don’t think that Donations have been actively sought since Operation Grange started.

The costs for wallet cards etc is usually just to cover costs and postage iirc.

These papers make things up and add things as they go along :s_mad They copy each other knowing full well that the mention of Madeleine or her parents helps sell papers....
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sal wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:09 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... addie.html
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Thanks sal :s_thumbsup

Oh yeah taking FOUR detectives off the investigation to find Madeleine is really going to help to stop knife crime isn't it?

They said in the beginning that detectives who were investigating in OG were coming up to retirement.

It only brings out the bile of the anti McCann's. They chant the same rubbish, such as why aren't the other missing children given the same money. If there is new evidence for an investigation into any other missing children the Police say they always open the case, why don't they get this into their thick heads!! There is new evidence that OG are pursuing, they wouldn't ask for more money if they weren't pursuing something. The investigate missing people from years ago, if more evidence comes to light.

I honestly believe these people just like to complain. :s_sad
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Post by catkins » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Whiterose wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:25 pm
sal wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:09 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... addie.html
[/quote

Thanks sal :s_thumbsup

Oh yeah taking FOUR detectives off the investigation to find Madeleine is really going to help to stop knife crime isn't it?

They said in the beginning that detectives who were investigating in OG were coming up to retirement.

It only brings out the bile of the anti McCann's. They chant the same rubbish, such as why aren't the other missing children given the same money. If there is new evidence for an investigation into any other missing children the Police say they always open the case, why don't they get this into their thick heads!! There is new evidence that OG are pursuing, they wouldn't ask for more money if they weren't pursuing something. The investigate missing people from years ago, if more evidence comes to light.

I honestly believe these people just like to complain. :s_sad




Exactly!
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Post by sal » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:11 am

I wonder if she would be so critical if it was her child, or a close relative.

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Post by catkins » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:48 am

sal wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:11 am
I wonder if she would be so critical if it was her child, or a close relative.
I doubt it very much..
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Post by sal » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:17 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... leads.html

Fresh hope for Kate and Gerry McCann as they meet with Scotland Yard detectives to discuss two vital new leads in the search for daughter Madeleine

also in Express

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10469 ... -new-leads

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Post by catkins » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:08 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:17 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... leads.html

Fresh hope for Kate and Gerry McCann as they meet with Scotland Yard detectives to discuss two vital new leads in the search for daughter Madeleine

also in Express

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10469 ... -new-leads
Will read them....although unless it comes from OG or Kate & Gerry themselves ......not sure how correct it it.
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Post by catkins » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:09 pm

Kate and Gerry, both 50, are 'greatly encouraged' that Scotland Yard could finally be closing in on Maddie's kidnapper after eleven-and-a-half years.

Kate and Gerry, both 50, are 'greatly encouraged' that Scotland Yard could finally be closing in on Maddie's kidnapper after eleven-and-a-half years.

But it is Tracy K's piece. In MailOnline

In the Express it say TK Exclusive....hmmm
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Post by scoobydoo » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:14 pm

Whiterose wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:25 pm
sal wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:09 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... addie.html
[/quote

Thanks sal :s_thumbsup

Oh yeah taking FOUR detectives off the investigation to find Madeleine is really going to help to stop knife crime isn't it?

They said in the beginning that detectives who were investigating in OG were coming up to retirement.

It only brings out the bile of the anti McCann's. They chant the same rubbish, such as why aren't the other missing children given the same money. If there is new evidence for an investigation into any other missing children the Police say they always open the case, why don't they get this into their thick heads!! There is new evidence that OG are pursuing, they wouldn't ask for more money if they weren't pursuing something. The investigate missing people from years ago, if more evidence comes to light.

I honestly believe these people just like to complain. :s_sad
Where are her complaints about the continuing search for susie lamplugh? Susie Lamplugh was an adult who disappeared over thirty years ago, and has been declared dead and the man police have stated killed her is behind bars, but the police keep searching for her body. If that is a good use of money, and I believe it is then why the hell isn't the search for a toddler who may still be alive and whose abducted is not yet identified and may well be a harm to other children. Someone took a tiny child from their bed! There should be no safer place for a little one, yet someone crept in and took her away from everyone she knew and loved. A tiny little child.

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