The Royal Bodyguard (2011– )

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A former soldier is brought out of retirement and put in charge of Royal security but he turns out to be the worst possible appointment as he is totally out of his depth.

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 Guy Hubble / ... (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Colonel Dennis Whittington / ... (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Sir Edward Hastings (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Yates (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Georgie Glen ...
 Miss Gifford (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Kagan (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Dana (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
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A former soldier is brought out of retirement and put in charge of Royal security but he turns out to be the worst possible appointment as he is totally out of his depth.

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The series had an armorer who looked after all the weaponry. He along with his platoon in Afghanistan watched the Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) episode The Jolly Boys Outing to cheer themselves up, and it did. David Jason was staggered and moved. See more »

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so very sad
3 January 2012 | by (Brentwood) – See all my reviews

Watching David Jason on The One Show recently, he was congratulated on his ability to spot a great script; one that produced a character the British public would take to their hearts such as Del Boy, Granville, Pop Larkin, Frost and the like. When asked if The Royal Bodyguard would follow suit he seemed almost embarrassed and gave a rather mumbling response inferring that he hoped so.

Clearly he knew what has become clear to all after just two episodes. This is quite possibly the lamest, least funny, most predictable and generally cringe-worthy "comedy" i have ever had the misfortune to suffer. The first episode was dire. More out of curiosity than anything else we gave the second episode a viewing; if anything it was even worse than the first. The thought of another four episodes is sheer purgatory and they will be avoided at all costs.

It is so very sad that one of our most cherished and respected actors in the fields of both comedy and drama finds himself as the central figure in such banal rubbish. I sincerely hope that he finds another, more suitable vehicle to banish all memories of The Royal Bodyguard to the scrapheap...............and soon. It would be a terrible shame for this shambles to to be remembered as his final offering.

The oft repeated Fools and Horses episodes never looked so good. Mind you, On The Buses looks good compared to this tripe!


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