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The Protectors 

Livvagterne (original title)
Bodyguards in PET, 3 newly trained in particular, are followed while doing their job protecting the PM, other ministers and other political individuals threatened with attacks.
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2010   2009  
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Series cast summary:
Cecilie Stenspil ...  Jasmina El-Murad 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Søren Vejby Søren Vejby ...  Rasmus Poulsen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
André Babikian André Babikian ...  Jonas Goldschmidt 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Thomas W. Gabrielsson ...  Leon Hartvig Jensen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Ditte Gråbøl Ditte Gråbøl ...  Diana Pedersen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Rasmus Bjerg ...  'Lille Kurt' Birk / ... 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Ellen Hillingsø ...  Benedikte 'Tønne' Tønnesen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ...  Jørgen Boas 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Michael Sand Michael Sand ...  Store Kurt 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...  Trikker 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Kim Jansson Kim Jansson ...  Fjordby / ... 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Anne Birgitte Lind Anne Birgitte Lind ...  Claudia 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Kate Kjølbye Kate Kjølbye ...  Aisha / ... 9 episodes, 2009-2010
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The Danish national police branch PET is in charge of personal protection, mainly of politicians and royal family. That also involves preventive work concerning terrorism, stalking etcetera. Meanwhile several team members must keep op top of personal concerns, such as ethnic background-related concerns and relational troubles at home. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The character Katharina keeps having her name spelled with an H. Hailing from a Slavic country this is impossible as no Slavic language spells it with an H (Slavic languages do not have silent letters). Therefore, the proper spelling should be "Katarina". See more »

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Featured in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha (2011) See more »

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The Protectors
6 September 2015 | by hamish-25851See all my reviews

Government bodyguards, recruited from experienced police officers and working to protect high-level targets against very real threats, in a world where nothing is quite what it seems. It's a great opening concept and a great addition to the police procedural genre. In the wrong hands this could be a disaster, but writers Thorsboe and Brostrom take on extreme but believable situations and then run a mile with them. It always twists along the way. Every time I thought I knew where it was going, the show would do something else. You never know where you're going next. And the people you meet along the way... wow. The core group of characters is played and written to perfection. They take a while to come properly into view, and once in view, they evolve constantly. They're dedicated, but there's no way they're perfect. Everyone's got problems, everyone makes mistakes, and it just makes them even better to watch. Even the minor characters, ones you see for only one episode, are all real people, with foibles, personalities and problems all of their own. The show is a little short on humour, and at times deals with some pretty heavy issues. Lighthearted escapism it is not, and if you want mindless fun then you're better off elsewhere. Some rather convenient shortcuts come in every now and then. It's the only thing keeping me from giving it a 10/10. This is a show well worth trying out, and I'm very surprised that it hasn't been more widely promoted outside of Denmark.


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Danish

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1 January 2009 (Denmark) See more »

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Biuro ochrony See more »

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Danmarks Radio (DR) See more »
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