Murdered by My Father (2016)
|Content Rating||TV-14 (TV-14)|
|Awards||2 wins & 3 nominations.|
|Company||British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)|
Murdered by My Father
Murdered by My Father is a one-off British drama written by Vinay Patel, directed by Bruce Goodison and produced by Toby Welch, and starring Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar, that first aired on BBC One in March 2016. The drama tells the story of an honour killing of a British Asian Muslim teenage girl by her father.
Widowed father Shahzad is bringing up two children, Salma and Hassan, alone. Teenager Salma has been promised to Haroon in an arranged marriage but she falls in love with Imi. Following a confrontation with Haroon and with men from the community, Shahzad murders his daughter and kills himself.
- Adeel Akhtar as Shahzad
- Kiran Sonia Sawar as Salma
- Mawaan Rizwan as Imi
- Salman Akhtar as Haroon
- Reiss Jeram as Hassan
Ceri Redford, writing in The Daily Telegraph, described the drama as "nuanced and unbearably heart-breaking" and "a brave piece of television". Kasia Delgado, in the Radio Times, wrote that the drama "deserves a Bafta for depicting this very real issue so brilliantly".