tuesday 10 October, 9.00pm BBC1 Drama
Former Corrie star Michelle Keegan returns as Corporal Georgie Lane in another series of the hit army drama. Georgie’s mission, in the first of this four-part story, sees her sent to Nepal where she must help with relief following an earthquake. Can Georgie, who has a complicated love life, once again show courage and inspire the troops? Luke Pasqualino also returns as Special Forces officer Elvis Harte, while Ben Aldridge reprises his role as Captain James.
Our Girl is back with a new mission…
After showing true grit to prove herself in the last series of Our Girl, Lance Corporal Georgie Lane is back for three separate missions – and this week sees the start of a four-part run of the first one, which sees the British Army medic heading to Nepal to assist in the relief effort after a series of terrible earthquakes.
‘As the series begins, we see Georgie in Syria with Special Forces, then we cut to her getting a call from Captain James [Ben Aldridge] asking her to go to Nepal,’ says Michelle Keegan, who plays Georgie. ‘She’s there to provide medical support and look after the children.’
At the end of the last series, Georgie rejected both fiancé Jamie (Royce Pierreson) and old flame Elvis (Luke Pasqualino) to focus on her career. However, she soon meets a charming local engineer,
‘You’ll see old flames and new romances this series,’ says
Michelle. ‘It will be a rollercoaster, and there’ll be heartbreak and joy. She has to work alongside Elvis again and she tells him they’re just mates, but the audience knows the two of them can never just be friends.’ The whole cast again attended a boot camp before filming, to whip them into shape.
‘We spent a week doing medical training, we even went to Sandhurst to meet up with some of the army,’ says Michelle. ‘It really gets you in the right frame of mind. The stunts this year are amazing and I did a lot of them myself, but sometimes I wasn’t allowed, it was too risky.’
Rescue efforts… Georgie’s mission takes her to Nepal
Joining forces… Georgie with ex Elvis
True grit… Georgie is sent to Nepal
Chemistry… Milan and Georgie