Bodyguard (2018– )
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Episode #1.3 

As the capital shudders in the wake of the recent attacks, Specialist Protection Officer PS David Budd is under more pressure than ever to keep the Home Secretary Julia Montague safe.


Thomas Vincent


Jed Mercurio (created by), Jed Mercurio




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Madden ... David Budd
Keeley Hawes ... Julia Montague
Stuart Bowman ... Stephen Hunter-Dunn
Sophie Rundle ... Vicky Budd
Richard Riddell ... Tom Fenton
Pippa Haywood Pippa Haywood ... Lorraine Craddock
Ash Tandon ... Deepak Sharma
Nina Toussaint-White ... Louise Rayburn
Michael Müller ... Metropolitan Police Commissioner (as Michael Mueller)
Michael Shaeffer ... Longcross
Bailey Patrick ... SO15 Officer
Tom Brooke ... Andy Apsted
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ... Kim Knowles
Vincent Franklin ... Mike Travis
Gina McKee ... Anne Sampson


Now having sex with Julia David keeps from the police the fact that the dead sniper was his disgruntled ex-colleague Andy though the authorities question how Andy knew of the route Julia was taking. David also discovers that Julia is having clandestine meetings, including one with the mysterious Longcross. Her proposed anti-terrorism bill meanwhile leads to mass protests and another attempt to kill her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

2 September 2018 (UK) See more »


Box Office


£36,000,000 (estimated)
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Pippa Haywood (Lorraine Craddock) & Richard Riddell (Tom Fenton) also worked together on Scott & Bailey (2011) as DSI Julie Dodson & Steve Dench respectively. See more »


[first lines]
Julia Montague: How long were you in the Army?
David Budd: Ten years.
Julia Montague: Is that what you always wanted to do?
David Budd: You'll probably laugh, but when I was in school I wanted to be a doctor.
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Another big hitting episode.
26 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Jed Mercurio does it again. Just when you think the series is going through the mid point lull, with a cosy, dialogue heavy episode, it literally blows up in your face. This one is a little slow to start, but when it opens up it becomes a powerful, gripping watch. The relationship between Her Majesty's Home Secretary and her trusted bodyguard becomes ever more twisted, and the writing is such that you have no clue as to whether Julia is doing good, or is totally corrupt. I still think Gina McKee is a dark horse.

I thought Killing Eve was the drama high point of the year, now I'm swaying towards this, hooked. 9/10

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