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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 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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Runtime:

| (Entire season 1)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The series began broadcasting on BBC One on 26 August 2018, achieving the highest viewing figures for a new BBC drama in the multichannel era and the highest BBC viewing figures since 2008. See more »

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Featured in 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019) 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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