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ITV's New True-Crime 'Honour' Is Set To Be Your Next TV Obsession

ITV's New True-Crime 'Honour' Is Set To Be Your Next TV Obsession

If your TV schedule is currently lacking a gripping true crime drama, then we've got just the thing for you.

Based on the real life "honour killing" of Banaz Mahmod, Keeley Hawes (of Bodyguard fame) is set to star as a detective in the brand new two part ITV drama.

Many people may remember the horrific death of London 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish muslim Mahmod - which sent shockwaves through Britain as it hit the headlines in 2006.

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Arranged by her father and uncle after she left her abusive husband and fell in love with another man - Rahmat Sulemani - the dramatic retelling of her "honour killing" is sure to be a truly harrowing and important watch.

Detective Goode passionately searched for the truth (Credit: PA)
Detective Goode passionately searched for the truth (Credit: PA)

In the aftermath of her death, the Independent Police Complaints Commission found that she had been let down by police, and ultimately they may have been able to save her.

Hawes' character, Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode, was given the Queen's Police Medal after investigating the young woman's disappearance in the wake of her colleagues' failings.

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Keeley Hawes stars as the dedicated detective (Credit: BBC)
Keeley Hawes stars as the dedicated detective (Credit: BBC)

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Written by Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair, Remember Me) the show will follow Goode's relentless pursuit of the truth.

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On her hunt for answers, Goode discovered that Mahmod had been in touch five times expressing fears for her life.

Horrified that her colleagues could miss such vital warning signs, the detective then set out to obtain justice by any means necessary.

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Detective Goode passionately searched for the truth (Credit: PA)
Detective Goode passionately searched for the truth (Credit: PA)

The show is not only set to tell Mahmod's tragic love story, but also Goode's "passionate search" to find out what happened to her.

"It is a privilege to be working on Honour as Buddy Club's first ever project," said actress Hawes in a statement.

"In a time where honour killings are still rife, it is critical to shine a light on such an important subject.

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"Banaz Mahmod's story, and DCI Goode's subsequent investigation, is certainly one that needs to be told and I am proud to be a part of it."

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Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, ITV

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