“ONE of the great themes of the story is family, love and loyalty.
“It asks the question, ‘How far would you go to protect the ones you love?’
“People watching will ask themselves, ‘What would I do in that situation? What decisions would you make?’”
Archie Panjabi talking to me about her role as Mona in new drama Next Of Kin.
A six part thriller which begins on ITV at 9pm on Monday (January 8).
One of the must watch television dramas of 2018.
“I did feel an extra responsibility to get this right,” says Outnumbered star Claire Skinner.
“I’ve rarely been so proud to be part of something,” adds Clare Higgins, currently on screen in Parade’s End.
Both are talking about their roles in new six-part ITV1 drama series Homefront.
As the name suggests, it focuses on the home lives of Army wives and also their husbands, partners, brothers and sons when they’re not fighting in Afghanistan.
I interviewed Claire and Clare for the ITV press pack / production notes along with Nicola Stephenson, Antonia Thomas, Warren Brown, George Costigan, Greg Wise and producer Kim Crowther.