Bodyguard on Netflix: everything you need to know about the hit BBC TV series

15 April 2019 by RadioTimes Bodyguard
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Hit TV series Bodyguard is now on Netflix – but can the BBC series be a hit abroad as well as in the UK? The six-part political thriller tells the story of Principal Protection Officer David Budd (played by Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden)

who is assigned to protect controversial British home secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). The very first episode throws viewers into a nail-biting stand-off featuring former military man Budd and a potential suicide bomber. From there the tension barely lets up, as the series pushes personal relationships to breaking point against a backdrop of rising terror threats. The show aired weekly on BBC1 in the UK, but is now available to binge on Netflix in the USA and internationally. Read on to find out more about Bodyguard, including exclusive interviews and full episode-by-episode recaps, as well as what the future holds for season two… David Budd is a British police officer and Army veteran who is assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague. In UK politics, the home secretary is responsible for all internal (as opposed to foreign) affairs, including immigration, policing, national security and counter-terrorism. It is one of the most important roles in UK government. When it comes to Bodyguard, the job becomes even more relevant, as much of the action revolves around perceived terrorist threats, public safety and possibl...

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