Two part factual drama, Honour, starring Keeley Hawes is written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Richard Laxton. 

Keeley plays the real-life detective, DCI Caroline Goode, 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.

Richard Laxton directed both episodes and Alliea Nazar produced.

Liza Marshall, Gwyneth Hughes, Peter Kosminsky and Keeley Hawes executive produce.

The two-parter saw a total audience of 6.7 million viewers.

Creative Team


Richard Laxton


Gwyneth Hughes | Caroline Goode


Alison Byran | Alliea Nazar

Casting Director

Amy Hubbard

Buddy Club Productions
Buddy Club Productions
Buddy Club Productions
Buddy Club Productions

The Reviews Are In

“Heinous ‘honour killing’ makes for haunting television.

ITV’s two-part drama about the case of murdered 20-year-old Banaz Mahmod is a chilling reminder of how society failed to protect a young woman from harm”

The Guardian