Investigations have so far failed to find Madeleine McCann
has returned to Portugal to advise
filming a reconstruction
of her disappearance.
McCann and two family friends have returned to the resort area of
Praia da Luz to
help with the filming.
The reconstruction will be shown in a Channel 4
Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was three when she vanished from the
holiday flat on 3 May 2007.
The aim of this is to get that critical piece of information that could
still help to find Madeleine
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell
reconstruction - being filmed by the McCanns' own private investigators - will focus on
what happened on the night, as described by witness statements.
Negotiations are under way for the reconstruction to be shown on Portuguese
television and in other European countries, and it will be also be available
on the Find Madeleine website.
Mr Mitchell said: "The aim of this is to get that critical piece of
information that could still help to find Madeleine. Gerry has returned with
"Certain aspects of the witness testimony were hidden deep in the
and these particular aspects have received very little attention. The
private investigators feel that it is very important to highlight these
"It's being done simply in the hope that it will jog someone's memory."
The McCann's friends
Tanner and Matthew Oldfield, who were with them on the night
Madeleine disappeared, will be interviewed on the programme, to be aired on
A man was said to have been "acting suspiciously" two days before Madeleine
disappeared, and Ms Tanner said she had seen a
man carrying what may have been a sleeping
Channel Four commissioning editor for documentaries Mark Raphael said: "The
disappearance of Madeleine McCann is one of the most harrowing unsolved
crimes of recent years.
"Two years on, Kate and Gerry McCann are still searching for their daughter.
We hope that this documentary and reconstruction may be able to provide
vital new leads for the investigation."