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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

Richard Madden's "Bodyguard" Is Your Next Obsession

No, Richard Madden's newest show "Bodyguard" isn't a remake of the 1992 movie ... but you'll love it anyway.

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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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Did You Know?


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--where fans instantly recognized her on the park rides--that she fully realized the popularity of the series She had not anticipated that 'Bodyguard' would become arguably the biggest hit of her career. See more »


Referenced in ITV Lunchtime News: Episode dated 24 September 2018 (2018) See more »

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Brilliantly tense, exciting and entertaining - best from the BBC in a while

The best from the BBC in a while, Bodyguard leaves you with no fingernails after 20 minutes of the first episode, and you'll be craving the next episode as soon as the one you're watching ends.

The tension is far more believeable as this drama is circulated around the times of today with terror attacks imminent and frequent on the streets of the UK, as most of us can remember seeing a situation like this unfold on the news in recent years.

Every shot leaves you wondering just what is going on inside of the characters heads, and stomach churning moments of realisation during the storyline give you a feeling like no other. One or two characters are played slightly weakly and don't help the story on its way but the main leads are fantastic.

Yes it is the route that most crime/police dramas go down but for entertainment purposes this is the best show to grace our screens in a while, definitely worth the watch.

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Release Date:

24 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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