READ IT DIRECTED by Richard Attenborough wartime drama Closing the Ring (ITV3, tomorrow, 10.55pm) is inspired by the true story of the US servicemen who died in June 1944 when their B-17 bomber crashed into Cave Hill in Belfast.
Ethel Ann (Shirley MacLaine) mourns the death of her husband, accompanied by faithful friend Jack (Christopher Plummer), who has secretly loved her for years. A stranger called Jimmy Reilly (Martin McCann) calls to say that he has recovered a gold ring from Cave Hill, inscribed to Ethel Ann from her first true love, Teddy.
Memories of the war years come flooding back and Ethel Ann recalls how, as a young woman (now played by Mischa Barton), she drifted through life. When her friends are sent to war, Teddy forces Chuck to promise to take care of Ethel Ann.
When Teddy perishes on Cave Hill, Chuck makes good on his promise, all too aware that Jack wishes he could step in to mend Ethel Ann's wounded heart.