Saturday, May 03, 2008

ITV3 - Crime Thriller Awards

From Digital Spy:
ITV3 is planning a crime drama-themed season culminating in its first Crime Drama Awards ceremony.

In the run-up to the autumn event the channel will air six programmes profiling authors including Colin Dexter, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell, Lynda La Plante, Val McDermid and P.D. James.

The shows will be followed by television dramas based on their books, such as Inspector Morse, Wire in the Blood and Rebus.

Viewers will vote for their favourite author while other awards will cover film, television and novels.

"The ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards, and the preceding crime thriller season, are the perfect way for ITV3 to cement its reputation as the home of great storytelling and, in particular, great crime thrillers," said ITV and CITV controller Emma Tennant.

"I look forward to hearing which characters, series and novels are the nation's favourites, culminating with the ITV3 viewer's choice award for the top crime author."
Read the official announcement, here.

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