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Honour viewers 'chilled to the bone' over heart-wrenching true story

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Viewers praise Keeley Hawes for her 'exceptional' performance.
Honour viewers left 'chilled to the bone' over true story as they praise Keeley Hawes for her performance (Picture: ITV)

Viewers were left 'chilled to the bone' as they tuned into the first episode of ITV's new drama Honour, starring Keeley Hawes.

The two-part drama follows the story of the real life 'honour killing' of Banaz Mahmod, from Mitcham, South London, who was murdered, aged 20, in 2006 by members of her own family.

Banaz's family ordered her murder after she ended a violent and abusive forced marriage and went on to start a new relationship of her choosing. She had gone to the police with concerns for her safety a reported five times.

Keeley Hawes stars in the factual drama as Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode and it follows her search to find out what had happened to Banaz, as she vows to get justice.




Blown away by her performance during Honour's first episode, viewers hailed the actress an 'exceptional talent', as they shared their horror over the 'chilling' true story.

'Half an hour into #Honour and already have the chills. @Misskeeleyhawes always delivers. Exceptional talent,' tweeted one viewer.

Half an hour into #Honour and already have the chills. @Misskeeleyhawes always delivers. Exceptional talent. — Sonia Sophia Randev (@SlickSportAgent) September 28, 2020

#Honour chills me to the bone, that anyone could hurt their child without a second thought! 😞 #BanazMahmod – this story will raise awareness and help any child who thinks they are alone and have been let down by their parents and the system! — Sinders/Rani (@ranjitsindhar) September 28, 2020

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