Our Girl is a Hammer!

West Ham United supporters are in for a special treat if they tune into BBC1's new military drama Our Girl on Sunday evening.

The five-part series, which returns following a successful feature-length pilot episode last year, was created and written by lifelong Hammers supporter Tony Grounds.

While much of the series was filmed in South Africa - which stood in for Afghanistan - a number of scenes were also shot in and around the Boleyn Ground.

There, Our Girl's central character Army medic Molly Dawes - played by EastEnders actress Lacey Turner - is shown visiting her parents' flat on Green Street, which is adorned with West Ham memorabilia.

Scenes were also shot inside the Boleyn Ground while, later in the series, Dawes wears a vintage West Ham shirt during episode two and a soldier character reveals a tattoo showing the Club's crest while waiting for a scan.

Our Girl shows Dawes working her way up from humble origins to earn the respect of her family and peers through her courageous work as a medic.

"I wanted to write a story about the hope and the potential in every person, particularly the disenfranchised young people who have got no voice, no hope and no opportunities, but actually inside every person there is this fantastic potential to do something brilliant," said Grounds.

"I was already inventing this character of Molly, so it wasn't like I wrote it for Lacey, but she just happens to be the most incredible performer with fantastic emotional intelligence and she is able to inhabit that part. She is fantastic in it and you won't get a better performance this year, I don't think.

"Newham is an area I know well. I was born on Goodmayes Lane there and I still love East Ham and was able to put a lot of my thoughts about the area in there."

Episode one of Our Girl will be broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 21 September at 9pm.