Quirke

“IT was just like getting a fantastic present.

“It’s so rare to find a crime book that’s so beautifully written and so rich and deep and complex.”

Screenwriter Andrew Davies talking about adapting Benjamin Black’s Quirke novels for BBC1.

The first of three 90-minute Quirke film – Christine Falls – was screened at the BFI in London all of 11 months ago in June 2013, followed by a Q&A.

But as is sometimes the way with TV schedules and dramas that don’t fit into neat one hour slots, the start of the series was delayed until now.

With that first Quirke story on BBC1 at 9pm tomorrow (Sunday May 25).

Production shot of Titanic at Harland and Wolff in Belfast.

“THE truth will surface.”

Titanic is about to set sail on screen in 86 countries.

ITV1 viewers in the UK will see the new £11m production as a four part serial, starting at 9pm on Sunday March 25.

With the final episode broadcast on Sunday April 15 – exactly 100 years to the day that Titanic sank in the Atlantic.

It begins in Canada on Wed March 21.

While ABC viewers in America have to wait until April 14.

Maria Doyle Kennedy as Muriel Batley and Toby Jones as John Batley.

HERE are the first official photos of ITV1’s Titanic, one of the television drama events of 2012.

To be screened in the UK and around the world – including ABC Network in America – in the spring.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the liner in April 1912.