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ITV Drops Trailer For Keeley Hawes' New True Crime Series 'Honour'

ITV Drops Trailer For Keeley Hawes' New True Crime Series 'Honour'

ITV has just dropped the trailer for Keeley Hawes' new drama, Honour, and it looks like a chilling watch.

The two-parter is based on the heartbreaking story of Banaz Mahmod, who was murdered by her own family in 2006. You can watch the trailer below:

In the harrowing miniseries, Keeley plays real-life Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode, known for bringing five killers to justice in the case of Banaz Mahmod.

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The heartbreaking true story saw the young Londoner murdered for falling in love with a man her parents disapproved of.

It tells the powerful story of DCI Goode's passionate search to find the missing 20-year-old when she disappeared in 2006.

The two-parter is based on the heartbreaking story of Banaz Mahmod (Credit: PA)
The two-parter is based on the heartbreaking story of Banaz Mahmod (Credit: PA)

After months of investigating and searching for Banaz, who was from Mitcham, South London, Caroline and her team discovered her body buried in a suitcase in Birmingham.

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She had been raped, strangled and murdered by members of her own family.

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The drama focuses on the events leading up to Banaz's tragic death as well as the investigation that followed.

The drama focuses on the events leading up to Banaz's tragic death as well as the investigation that followed (Credit: ITV)
The drama focuses on the events leading up to Banaz's tragic death as well as the investigation that followed (Credit: ITV)

Just months before her death, Banaz discovered the plan for her murder via a telephone call between her uncle and her mother, and went to the police with a written letter explaining she was at risk - but no further action was taken.

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Weeks later, she was murdered by the help of her own family. Her cousins Mohammed Saleh Ali and Omar Hussain received minimum jail terms of 22 and 21 years respectively for the crime.

Meanwhile, Banaz's father, Mahmod Mahmod and uncle, Ari Mahmod were also jailed for life. A fifth man, Mohammad Hama was also sentenced to 17 years.

Keeley plays DCI Caroline Goode (Credit: PA)
Keeley plays DCI Caroline Goode (Credit: PA)

"It is a privilege to be working on Honour as Buddy Club's first ever project. In a time where honour killings are still rife, it is critical to shine a light on such an important subject. 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," said Keeley.

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The drama airs this autumn on ITV.

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Topics: TV News, ITV

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]