Fresh from its success with true-crime adaptation, Des, ITV has announced the transmission date for its next big crime drama, that’s also based on real-life events.
The two-part Honour stars Keeley Hawes as the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.
Written by Gwyneth Hughes, Honour tells the powerful story of Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode’s passionate search to discover the fate of missing 20-year-old Banaz.
DCI Goode discovered that Banaz had been to the police five times to report threats to her life from members of her own family.
Appalled that her own colleagues had missed multiple chances to save a young woman’s life and prevent a so-called “honour” killing, Caroline vowed that she would not rest until she finally got justice for Banaz. It was a promise that quickly became personally consuming.
Honour: Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September, 9pm, ITV