‘Our Girl’ starring Lacey Turner gets full series commission

Lacey Turner to return as Army Medical Corps soldier

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Lacey Turner is to return for a five-part series of BBC One drama, Our Girl, written by Tony Grounds.

Made by BBC Drama Production, the single drama which aired on BBC One earlier in the year, attracted a consolidated audience of 6.3 million.

The debut episode starred the former EastEnders actress as the unstoppable Molly Dawes, born and raised in East London with few prospects, who went from nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The full series will follow Molly on her first deployment as a serving army medic against the backdrop of the British Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Molly will be forced to grow up very quickly by the unforgettable experiences she faces and crucially, she will make friends among her platoon, who will become almost as important to her as family, as they face extraordinary challenges in a foreign land far away from home. Afghanistan will change Molly’s view of life in ways she could never have foreseen – and shape the character of our girl forever.

Controller of BBC One, Charlotte Moore, said: “Our Girl is a rite-of-passage story about a young soldier beautifully captured by Lacey Turner. In the same year when our British troops withdraw from Afghanistan, the series will follow the extreme life-changing experiences she is forced to face both on tour and when she returns back home.”

Our Girl will air on BBC One in 2014.