Bodyguard (2018– )
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Episode #1.4 

The events of the night before play out for the Home Secretary Julia Montague and her Specialist Protection Officer David Budd.


John Strickland


Jed Mercurio (created by), Jed Mercurio




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joti Patel ... News Reporter (as Jo Jasani)
Sheyi Akindele ... MTC News Reporter
Ash Tandon ... Deepak Sharma
Richard Madden ... David Budd
Richard Riddell ... Tom Fenton
Gina McKee ... Anne Sampson
Nina Toussaint-White ... Louise Rayburn
Bailey Patrick ... SO15 Officer
Sophie Rundle ... Vicky Budd
Rosie Jones ... Police Officer
Tina Chiang ... Surgical Administrator
Stuart Bowman ... Stephen Hunter-Dunn
Paul Ready ... Rob MacDonald
Vincent Franklin ... Mike Travis
Nicholas Gleaves ... Roger Penhaligon


After the latest and deadliest bomb attack on Julia David is questioned by the police and is comforted by estranged wife Vicky , who takes him in after a suicide attempt. Anne Sampson identifies civil servant Tahir as the bomber, killed in the blast, and his superior Rob McDonald is hauled in for questioning. David is suspicious that CCTV of Julia's meeting with Longcross has gone missing and is invited to interview Nadia, the unwilling suicide bomber from the train but she is unable to link her terrorist husband to Tahir or any other suspects shown to her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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9 September 2018 (UK) See more »


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£36,000,000 (estimated)
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Deeper and Deeper.
26 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I mentioned in a previous episode that I was expecting a dialogue heavy episode, that didn't have a huge deal of action, this is possibly it. It's still excellent viewing, gripping, and certainly intriguing, but it is definitely a little flat in comparison to the explosive first three episodes.

This one is plunging David deeper into a state of panic, it seems that everything appears to be conspiring against him, he's forced to spy on his boss, and now seems he may be complicit in her death.

Of course the main question here is, 'is she?' I won't comment of course, should anyone read this not have seen the episode yet.

Very well acted once again, Paul Ready very good, but once again it's Gina McKee who's standing out for me. I am finding Richard Madden captivating to watch, he is unbelievable in every scene, such a talent.

I know the next two will be big and bold.

She can't be!! 7/10

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