This Sunday BBC1 will show a new one-off drama starring former EastEnders star Lacey Turner from writer Tony Grounds. Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes (Turner), the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Born and raised in the London Borough of Newham, it tells her story from nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps, to her final arrival in Afghanistan.
I recently spoke to Tony about the story behind the drama and the importance of keeping a drama like this realistic and authentic.
Watch Our Girl Sunday 24th March at 9.00pm on BBC1