Two part factual drama, Honour, starring Keeley Hawes, airs on ITV this month. Written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Richard Laxton, Keeley stars 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.
Produced by Hera Pictures in association with Buddy Club, 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. This tense and emotionally vivid drama brings Caroline's long and unwavering quest to life.
DCI Caroline Goode first hears of Banaz Mahmod when her boyfriend reports her missing.
Caroline discovers that Banaz had been to the police five times to report threats to life, even presenting a list of people wanting to kill her for shaming her family.
Caroline searches for the people on Banaz' list. Ringleader Uncle Ari is questioned but denies the charges. Caroline speaks to estranged sister Bekhal and Kurdish activist, Diana Nammi and realises that this could be a murder enquiry. It is confirmed when one of the suspects confesses over the phone to the rape, torture and murder of Banaz.
DCI Caroline Goode - KEELEY HAWES
Bekhal Mahmod - RHIANNE BARRETO
Rahmat Suleimani - MOE BAR-EL
Keilly Jones - ALEXA DAVIES
DS Stuart Reeves - MICHAEL JIBSON
Diana Nammi - AHD KAMEL
Banaz Mahmod - BUKET KOMUR
DC Sarah Raymond - AMANDA LAWRENCE
Nawzad Gelly - NASSER MEMARZIA
DS Andy Craig - MARK STANLEY
Mahmod Mahmod - UMIT ULGEN
Behya Mahmod - FISUN BURGESS
Det Chief Supt Phil Adams - DAVID KENNEDY
Ari Mahmod - SELVA RASALINGHAM
Ari's Solicitor - SHIRAZ KHAN
Ali Abbas Homar - SAMMY BROLY
A&E Nurse - ELLA KENION
Mahmod's Solicitor - GRAEME HAWLEY
PC Lorna Wilson - ANGELA BULL
Mohammed Hama - WAJ ALI
Jo Matthews - ANDREA HALL