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Is ITV’s New Drama ‘Honour’ Based On A True Story?

Is ITV’s New Drama 'Honour' Based On A True Story?

ITV’s Honour follows the real-life story of Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish Londoner, who was murdered by her family in 2006, after trying to leave an abusive husband. The two-part drama stars crime-series regular Keeley Hawes (who is also the executive producer) as DCI Caroline Goode, while new face Buket Komur plays Mahmod.

Over two episodes (aired 28 and 29 September) we watch the failings in the investigation that could potentially have prevented Mahmod’s murder – she had gone to the police five times for help, before she was killed.

On each of the five occasions Mahmod went to the police before her death, her story was not believed and she was not offered any protection. It was DCI Caroline Goode who eventually helped to bring five men to justice for the murder. “She gave a list of the names of the five men she said were following her, abusing her, stalking her,” Mahmod’s sister, Payzee told The Guardian.

“To think she wrote these names down and took them to the police. She screamed from the top of her lungs, but she was not heard, not seen. This was very hard to watch,” Payzee continued, speaking to The Guardian. “Lessons have not been learned. Banaz is not the first ‘honour’ killing and she won’t be the last,” she said. Both sisters were forced into arranged marriages at the ages of 16 and 17, and Payzee now works as a campaigner against child…

ITV’s New Drama ‘Honour’ Follows The Real Life Story Of Banaz Mahmod

ITV’s Honour follows the real-life story of Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish Londoner, who was murdered by her family in 2006, after trying to leave an abusive husband. The two-part drama stars crime-series regular Keeley Hawes (who is also the executive producer) as DCI Caroline Goode, while new face Buket Komur plays Mahmod.



Is ITV’s New Drama ‘Honour’ Based On A True Story?

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