A heartbroken family have turned to television in an attempt to track down a missing grandmother.

Annette Francis-Chridi disappeared from Raynes Park in December 2008. Now her story is set to be featured in a new television series, Lorraine Kelly’s Missing Mums, as the search for her continues.

Mrs Francis-Chridi was last seen by her husband Fehri Chridi at 10am on December 28 in Vernon Avenue, where she was staying with a friend.

When he returned to the house two hours later she had gone, taking her handbag but leaving her mobile phone, clothes and toiletries.

Since the disappearance their have been reported sightings of Mrs Francis-Chridi across London, but she has never been found.

Last week her daughter Sacha Francis invited a film crew into her home in Tadworth to talk about the impact of the disappearance on the family, and the ongoing search for their relative.

She said: “The crew were great, and it wasn’t too intrusive - I’m really glad we did it.”

Mrs Francis said the disappearance still caused heartache for herself and her three children. And she said they faced a difficult decision between publicising the disappearance at every opportunity and trying to move on with their lives. She said: “We are not shutting doors or forgetting, but what more can you do?”

The series, to be broadcast on Sky Real Lives in June, will tell the stories of dozens of women who have gone missing across Britain.

The crew also spoke to reporters at the Wimbledon Guardian, which has published a number of stories on the search for Mrs Francis-Chridi, during the making of the programme.

The missing woman’s picture is also set to feature on the side of milk cartons sold at local branches of supermarket Iceland, after an appeal to the chain by Barnes charity Missing People.

Anyone with information about Mrs Francis-Chridi should call Missing People on 0500 700 700.