THE Lockerbie disaster is set to be the subject of a new TV mini-series.

A five-part drama, being made by Sky and Peacock, will be based on the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the search for justice by Dr Jim Swire and his wife Jane who lost their daughter, Flora, in the air disaster in 1988.

Lockerbie will be written by Academy Award nominees Jim Sheridan (In The Name of The Father, My Left Foot) and Kirsten Sheridan (In America, Dollhouse).

It will draw from the book, The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice by Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph, along with multiple other sources. The series is expected to air on Sky next year.

All 259 passengers and crew were killed when the bomb exploded over Lockerbie 38 minutes after take-off from London Heathrow, with a further 11 residents losing their life as the plane came down over the Scottish town.

In 2001, Libyan national Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the crime and later released on compassionate grounds. Shortly after the Lockerbie bombing, one of the worst terrorist attacks in history, families of the victims joined together to launch a campaign for truth and justice.

Among them was Dr Jim Swire whose campaign has taken him to Libya to meet face-to-face with Colonel Gaddafi, to 10 Downing Street to meet with successive Prime Ministers and to the corridors of power in the US where he worked with the American victims’ groups to mount pressure on Washington for tighter airport security, well before 9/11.

According to the Sky and Peacock announcement: “The series will explore events from 1988 to the present day, while providing an intimate account of a man, a husband, and a father who pushes his marriage, his health, and his sanity to the edge.”

Writers Jim and Kirsten Sheridan said: “The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 was one of the world’s deadliest terror attacks that continues to have widespread implications for the meaning of justice in the US, Scotland and Libya.

“Over 30 years on, this series takes an intimate and very personal look at the aftermath of the disaster, and we are grateful to all of those, particularly Jim and Jane, who have entrusted us to tell their story, and the story of their loved ones, on screen.”