Recent English drama series Our Girl premieres on ABC-1 Thursday 16 April at 8.30pm with the feature length pilot. Lacey Turner stars as typical East London girl Molly Dawes who, tired of the lack of direction in her life, joins the Royal Army Medical Tour and winds up in Afghanistan.
While disobeying orders to prove her mettle as a medic, she wins the love and trust of her fellow soldiers and the greater respect of her commanding officer Captain James. But with that love and trust comes personal dilemmas as the rules of duty conflict with personal desires.
Our Girl is at heart a love story between Molly and Captain James, complicated by the admiration of a working class private nick-named Smurf who can see in Molly a brave and determined soldier and not the fearful girl he assumed her to be. Molly’s eyes are opened too to the wider world in which she now finds herself where the realities of life for the ordinary people of Afghanistan contrast so widely with the taken-for-granted realities of her own life back home in England.
First seen in the UK on BBC-1 in 2013 Our Girl has so far notched up the feature length pilot and six episodes.
Lacey Turner as Molly Dawes
Matthew McNulty as Corporal Geddings
Ben Aldridge as Captain James
Iwan Rheon as Smurf