Michelle Keegan to star in radio series On Kosovo Field

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 December 2016
Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

British actress Michelle Keegan is set to star in the radio drama series 'On Kosovo Field'

Michelle Keegan is to star in the radio drama series 'On Kosovo Field'.

The 29-year-old actress - who also plays the role of Corporal Georgie Lane in BBC hit series 'Our Girl' - is to feature in the five-part series, which is inspired by musician PJ Harvey's Kosovan notebooks and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

The Fin Kennedy-written drama is to be told over a week in January 2017 and will centre on the story of two Kosovan siblings and their journey.

The partially-recognised state was involved in a war at the end of the 1990s, and Jeremy Howe, Radio 4 commissioning editor for drama, said 'On Kosovo Field' will serve as a reminder about the conflict.

He explained: "Seventeen years ago Kosovo, a place that few of us had ever heard of, was all over the headlines, then the news juggernaut moved on and the place was forgotten.

"'On Kosovo Field' shows how drama can get underneath the news headlines and explore with real emotional depth how the politics we hear about in the news, the war that is glimpsed in thirty second bulletins, affects real people."

In the drama, Michelle plays the role of Kosovan-born Rebeka, who is brought to Manchester along with her sibling Dardan - played by Nico Mirallegroas - under a special evacuation programme.

The characters subsequently return to Kosovo as adults after a mass grave is uncovered close to their native village.

As the series progresses, the siblings unlock their family home in Kosovo and are forced to confront the painful reality of what happened to their parents.

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