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A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service.


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Series cast summary:
Richard Madden ...  David 6 episodes, 2018
Sophie Rundle ...  Vicky 6 episodes, 2018
Vincent Franklin ...  Mike 6 episodes, 2018
Ash Tandon ...  Sharma 5 episodes, 2018
Gina McKee ...  Sampson 5 episodes, 2018
Pippa Haywood ...  Craddock 5 episodes, 2018
Stuart Bowman ...  Hunter-Dunn 5 episodes, 2018
Richard Riddell Richard Riddell ...  Tom 5 episodes, 2018
Paul Ready ...  Rob 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Gleaves ...  Roger 5 episodes, 2018
Nick Robinson Nick Robinson ...  Nick Robinson 5 episodes, 2018
Nina Toussaint-White ...  Rayburn 4 episodes, 2018
Bella Padden ...  Ella 4 episodes, 2018
Matthew Stagg Matthew Stagg ...  Charlie 4 episodes, 2018
Anjli Mohindra ...  Nadia 4 episodes, 2018
Martha Kearney Martha Kearney ...  Martha Kearney 4 episodes, 2018
Sophie Raworth Sophie Raworth ...  Sophie Raworth 4 episodes, 2018
Justin Webb Justin Webb ...  Justin Webb 4 episodes, 2018
Keeley Hawes ...  Julia 3 episodes, 2018
Matt Stokoe ...  Luke 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Moore ...  SO15 Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Tom Brooke ...  Andy 3 episodes, 2018
Michael Shaeffer ...  Longcross 3 episodes, 2018
Rosie Jones ...  Police Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ...  Kim 3 episodes, 2018
Stephanie Hyam ...  Chanel 3 episodes, 2018
Shubham Saraf ...  Tahir 3 episodes, 2018
Sarah Malin ...  Nadia's Solicitor 3 episodes, 2018
David Westhead ...  Prime Minister 3 episodes, 2018
Frank Gardner Frank Gardner ...  Frank Gardner 3 episodes, 2018
Laura Kuenssberg Laura Kuenssberg ...  Laura Kuenssberg 3 episodes, 2018
Mishal Husain Mishal Husain ...  Mishal Husain 3 episodes, 2018
Vicki Young Vicki Young ...  Vicki Young 3 episodes, 2018
Bailey Patrick ...  SO15 Officer 2 episodes, 2018
Tina Chiang ...  Surgical Administrator 2 episodes, 2018
Kerri McLean ...  Surveillance Officer 2 episodes, 2018
Julian Firth ...  Rob's Solicitor 2 episodes, 2018
Gordon Corera Gordon Corera ...  Gordon Corera 2 episodes, 2018
Susan Rae Susan Rae ...  Susan Rae 2 episodes, 2018
John Pienaar John Pienaar ...  John Pienaar 2 episodes, 2018
John Humphrys John Humphrys ...  John Humphrys 2 episodes, 2018

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Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd, a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague, whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Nicholas Gleaves (Roger Penhaligon) & Pippa Haywood (Lorraine Craddock) also worked together on Scott & Bailey (2011) as DS Andy Roper & DSI Julie Dodson respectively. See more »

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Never Show Your Weakness!
22 December 2018 | by ahmetkozanSee all my reviews

I think the British are usually successful in thriller genre. And I've seen that they are really successful with this series. The series made an excellent beginning with the opening scene. I can say that, the first 20 minutes of Bodyguard are arguably one of the best thriller scenes. From that moment onwards, I knew I had to watch all of episodes as quickly. At some moments the tension was so high that I could feel the excitement.

Action scenes were very successful, directors and cinematographer did well. The scenario is not unnecessarily extended, the series has a realistic fiction in general, and you get excited while watching. The action is so good so that you can't talk about some scenes being stagnant because there is a team that reflects emotions very well. What's really impressive about this series are the breathtaking action-packed scenes. It's here where it really deserves. As with most dramas, it skews dark, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for the world it is portraying.

There are two things that make Bodyguard stand out from a lot of the other similar series in this genre and the first is the way it good manages thriller. The first twenty minutes of the first episode is a really good example of this. The second one is acting. The entire cast is giving very good performances, in what are at times really difficult roles. The acting, particularly from Richard Madden, is outstanding. Best known for his role as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones (2011), Richard Madden has an incredibly difficult job of playing someone whose world is starting to fall apart. 8/10

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24 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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