An elite group of British bodyguards guard vulnerable VIPs against threats.


Jeffrey Caine




1997   1996  




Series cast summary:
Louise Lombard ...  Liz Shaw 7 episodes, 1996-1997
Sean Pertwee ...  Ian Worrell 7 episodes, 1996-1997
John Shrapnel ...  Commander Alan MacIntyre 7 episodes, 1996-1997
Pip Torrens ...  Robert Ferguson 6 episodes, 1997
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ...  DAC James Henty 2 episodes, 1996-1997
Robin Welch Robin Welch ...  1st CPG Marksman / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Robert Horwell ...  DC Fitton 2 episodes, 1996-1997


After two serous breaches of security, including an assassination, Commander MacIntyre is ordered to create a new amalgamated bodyguard force called the Close Protection Group. This series follows this organization's missions as they use their vital skills to spot and prevent threats to their assigned principals, even as ruthless assassins plot to strike. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Release Date:

11 April 1996 (UK) See more »

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Testőrök See more »

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Zenith Entertainment See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Great lost cold war TV show
31 October 2005 | by steven.goughSee all my reviews

This short-lived quality action drama series deserved a better fate, but sadly suffered for being either 10 years too early or 15 years too late. Its heritage is the classic UK commercial TV action shows of the 1970s and early 1980s, like the Avengers or the Professionals, cross-bred with the classic espionage world of Deighton and le Carre and updated for the touchy-feely mid-1990s. The result was a show with gun-toting super-cops tumbling away from exploding cars, who still worried about missing their daughter's birthday, while thin-lipped middle-aged men made tough decisions, compromised their principles, and regretted necessary betrayals. Too late to surf the original wave of home-grown action classics and over before it could enjoy the current curious renewed popularity of the slick spy caper, it's my sad duty to report Bodyguards was a better show than many of them. It might suffer now because it relies quite heavily on the tensions and narrative conventions of cold war spy fiction, but somewhere there's a pilot movie and six 50 minute episodes of a more intelligent than average TV show which deserves a DVD release.

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