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Honour killing victim’s sister on ITV drama: “I am pleased the conversation is being had”

Payzee Mahmod, the sister of honour killing sufferer Banaz Mahmod, has advised that she is “pleased” that her sister’s story is being advised in the upcoming ITV factual drama Honour.

In a BBC interview final yr, Mahmod beforehand criticised the drama for focusing on Caroline Goode, the former Scotland Yard detective portrayed by Keeley Hawes in the sequence, relatively than on Banaz’s story.

Nevertheless, Mahmod has since watched the ITV drama, and solely advised that she is “not focusing a lot on the angle [from which] the story is advised”, however on the conversations about honour primarily based abuse that the present will hopefully elevate.

“I consider it’s completely essential to boost consciousness on honour primarily based abuse and brazenly discuss it, [and] this drama will hopefully do this,” she mentioned, earlier than persevering with, “I believe being the sister of Banaz and feeling, even after 14 years, immense ache for the approach my sister’s life ended and the way she was let down by the police and so many others, I really feel regardless of who tells her story or the way it’s advised, it’ll at all times be painful to listen to, as a result of in a dream world Banaz can be telling her personal story.

“Due to what I’ve devoted my life to, campaigning and elevating consciousness on these points, I am not focusing a lot on the angle [from which] the story is advised; what I can comfortably say is that I am pleased the conversation is being had, and that regardless of who speaks about it, for me and those that beloved Banaz, this conversation will at all times damage.”


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Gwyneth Hughes, who wrote the screenplays for the ITV drama Honour, beforehand advised and different press that Payzee Mahmod is now “totally supportive” of the drama.

Hughes defined that she hadn’t initially consulted Mahmod for the ITV sequence as a result of she had “disappeared” after the court docket case.

“We hadn’t spoken to her [by the time of her BBC interview] as a result of we hadn’t even identified she was there,” Hughes mentioned, earlier than including, “[Payzee] now says, ‘Oh my god, will they cease utilizing that quote from final summer season, why don’t they ask me for a brand new one?’ 

“As a result of she’s totally supportive now, totally supportive, and he or she thinks the completely essential factor is to not have these silly petty arguments about this sort of factor, however to convey mild into the area of [honour based] violence, and what she says is that she thinks it’s completely essential to consciousness about honour-based abused and speak brazenly about it, and this drama will do this.”

ITV’s Honour follows the real-life homicide of 20-year-old Banaz Mahmod, who was killed in 2006 on the orders of her father and uncle after she left an abusive relationship to be with one other man.

Honour airs on ITV this September. In case you’re on the lookout for one thing to observe tonight, take a look at our TV Information. 

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