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Bodyguard 

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

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Jed Mercurio
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Madden ...  David Budd 6 episodes, 2018
Sophie Rundle ...  Vicky Budd 6 episodes, 2018
Vincent Franklin ...  Mike Travis 6 episodes, 2018
Ash Tandon ...  Deepak Sharma 5 episodes, 2018
Gina McKee ...  Anne Sampson 5 episodes, 2018
Pippa Haywood ...  Lorraine Craddock 5 episodes, 2018
Stuart Bowman ...  Stephen Hunter-Dunn 5 episodes, 2018
Richard Riddell ...  Tom Fenton 5 episodes, 2018
Paul Ready ...  Rob MacDonald 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Gleaves ...  Roger Penhaligon 5 episodes, 2018
Nick Robinson Nick Robinson ...  Nick Robinson 5 episodes, 2018
Nina Toussaint-White ...  Louise Rayburn 4 episodes, 2018
Bella Padden ...  Ella Budd 4 episodes, 2018
Matthew Stagg Matthew Stagg ...  Charlie Budd 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 Montague 3 episodes, 2018
Matt Stokoe ...  Luke Aitkens 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Moore ...  SO15 Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Tom Brooke ...  Andy Apsted 3 episodes, 2018
Michael Shaeffer ...  Longcross 3 episodes, 2018
Rosie Jones ...  Police Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ...  Kim Knowles 3 episodes, 2018
Stephanie Hyam ...  Chanel Dyson 3 episodes, 2018
Shubham Saraf ...  Tahir Mahmood 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
Sheyi Akindele ...  MTC News Reporter 2 episodes, 2018
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official Netflix | Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 1)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Keeley Hawes was on location in Greece filming The Durrells in Corfu (2016), during which time 'Bodyguard' opened to rave reviews on TV back home in the UK. It wasn't until she returned to London and brought her children to nearby Thorpe Amusement Park, that she fully realized the popularity of the series when fans instantly recognized her on the park rides. She had not anticipated that 'Bodyguard' would become arguably the biggest hit of her career. See more »

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Extremely good show
16 December 2018 | by Herbalicious_690See all my reviews

Strong acting, well written dialogue, strong acting and direction. The show is strong enough to be either binge watched and hold your interest throughout, or to watch in a series of mini-binges (e.g. two at a time instead of a movie). I am not sure I could leave it a full week between episodes, each episode had me wanting more. The length of the series is short but perfect, not overly drawn out, nor rushed towards the finish line. The cast is well chosen, and they do way more than just deliver their lines, a result that draws you in and keeps you guessing. The directions and mis-directions to keep you guessing do not under-estimate the intelligence of the audience, nor try to spell out every detail so it does require some attention, but is all the better because of this. A very very strong show, and I really hope they can bring a second series to air with a different bent to it, but a second series would be a really big challenge to top or equal this first. I highly recommend this as a must-watch.


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