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
Keeley Hawes ... Julia
Stuart Bowman ... Hunter-Dunn
Sophie Rundle ... Vicky
Richard Riddell ... Tom
Pippa Haywood ... Craddock
Ash Tandon ... Sharma
Nina Toussaint-White ... Rayburn
Michael Müller ... Commissioner (as Michael Mueller)
Michael Shaeffer ... Longcross
Bailey Patrick ... SO15 Officer
Tom Brooke ... Andy
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ... Kim
Vincent Franklin ... Mike
Gina McKee ... Sampson


Now having sex with Julia, David withholds from 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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2 September 2018 (UK) See more »


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GBP36,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


When DS Rayburn and DCI Sharma are re-interviewing PS David Budd, the interview ends at 14:48. The Bible verse Mark 14:48 is, "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves to seize me?" 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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Episode 1.3
10 September 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Julia Montague is making an unashamed bid for the top job, being Prime Minister. She might have steered her legislation pass the House of Commons but she needs to win the hearts and minds of the country at large.

This means taking risks. Which is more than sleeping with David Budd although Montague realises that Budd is slightly unhinged. Montague needs to give a big speech at a college.

We see a lot of backstabbing here between her political advisors, rivalry that leads to a deadly impact.

Jed Mercurio really likes to make Keeley Hawes suffer both here and in Line of Duty. Mercurio borrows a trick from his police procedural series, not all the main stars might make it through the end.

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