28 September 2020
“The pressure is much more than anything I’ve ever worked on before. We are shining a light on so-called honour killing. I hate to use the word ‘honour’ – it’s murder, it’s rape, it’s abuse.”
In ITV’s new two-part drama, Hawes, 44, is playing a real-life character: DCI Caroline Goode, who tirelessly pursued and eventually brought to justice the five killers of Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish woman from Mitcham, south London, who in 2006 was strangled by members of her own family.