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  September 27th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Gallery: “Bodyguard” 1.05-1.06 Screencaps and Mag Scans

   
 

Television Series > Bodyguard > Episode Screencaps > Episode 5

Television Series > Bodyguard > Episode Screencaps > Episode 6

Magazine Scans > What’s On TV (Sep 22. 2018)

Magazine Scans > Radio Times (Sep 15, 2018)

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Magazine Scans > TV Times (Sep 22. 2018)

 

  Bodyguard, Episode Screencaps, Gallery, Magazine Scans
  September 19th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Press: Netflix Picks Up BBC Drama Thriller ‘Bodyguard’

DEADLINE – Breakout new BBC One drama Bodyguard is headed to Netflix. The streaming network will carry the terror thriller starring Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden and Line of Duty’s Keeley Hawes outside of the UK and Ireland (and China where Netflix is not available). The series’ Netflix premiere is set for October 24.

The deal for Bodyguard, produced by World Productions, an ITV Studios company, was made through Netflix’s co-licensing team. The digital platform has been a partner since the show’s early production stages.

Under its co-licensing model, Netflix is collaborating with U.S. studios and international production companies on series that air on other linear or digital networks. Netflix takes first-run global distribution in as many territories as available, coming in as a partner on projects that are going to series at a finished script or pilot stage and as early as script development.

The template was previously applied to Carnival Films’ BBC Two epic period drama The Last Kingdom.

Created, written and executive produced by Jed Mercurio, Bodyguard premiered on BBC One a couple of weeks ago to 10.4 million consolidated viewers, with a 40.9% share on BBC One. This is the highest launch figure for any new drama across all UK channels in a decade. Its most recent episode, the fifth ep, which aired on Sunday evening, averaged an overnight rating of 8M viewers and a 38.2% share. This was an increase of over 1M on last week’s average overnight figure and the highest overnight rating of the series so far.

Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Branch (RasP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?

Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Pippa Haywood, Stuart Bowman and Paul Ready co-star. Executive producing the series are Jed Mercurio, Simon Heath for World Productions and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC.

Bodyguard extends Netflix’s partnerships with UK production companies and broadcasters which includes the following series, done through different models, including co-production: The Great British Baking Show (Channel 4), The End of the F*cking World (Channel 4), Black Earth Rising (BBC Two), Collateral (BBC Two), Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One), Wanderlust (BBC One) and Giri/Haji (BBC One).

Maria Kyriacou, President, International, ITV Studios said: “Bodyguard has gripped the [UK] with its twists and turns. It’s a perfect example of a show produced locally which has huge global appeal. Through our partnership with Netflix, we can’t wait for audiences around the world to enjoy the show as much as audiences here in the UK.”

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  September 12th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Gallery: “Bodyguard” Episodes 1.03-1.04

   

   

   

 

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Television Series > Bodyguard > Production Stills > Episode 5

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  August 30th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Press: Bodyguard episode 2: 7 HUGE questions and theories after those big twists

DIGITAL SPY – With Richard Madden’s volatile veteran David Budd eyeing every other character in BBC One’s Bodyguard with suspicion, it’s can be tricky to work out who’s actually up to no good.

But we’ve got some theories after a stunning second episode that saw Keeley Hawes’ formidable Home Secretary, Julia Montague, become the target of an assasination attempt, and later end up in bed with Budd.

 

Here’s what’s going to be keeping us up nights after the latest installment.

1. Who is behind the terror attacks?

With London under siege, the UK’s threat level soars across Bodyguard’s latest episode.

The investigation continues into the aborted October 1 bombing that Budd helped prevent, and while the culprit Nadia – apparently coerced by her husband – is “too intimidated to reveal much”, it’s suspected that the couple’s “accomplices… may still be at large”.

What’s more, the bomb used in the attack on Budd’s children’s school includes the same “sophisticated mechanisms” seen in Nadia’s device, suggesting that both operations were carried out by the same terror cell.

This is all part of something bigger.

2. Who is the leak?

The attack on the school was apparently a revenge plot, with the terror cell seeking retribution on Budd for thwarting their previous bombing.

How did the terrorists identify Budd as the officer in question? Honest(?) copper Anna Sampson (Gina McKee) argues that a witness at the scene of the train bombing, or an accomplice of Nadia’s, could have fingered Budd.

MI5, though suspects an “internal leak” within the police, and later – during the attempt on Julia’s life – the boys in blue are apparently given orders by “an executive officer at SO15” that prevent them from intervening.

Is there a police conspiracy out to get Budd? Was the intention of limiting police protection to have him and Julia knocked off in one fell swoop?

Or… could Julia have given the order herself? (More on our suspicions that the Home Secretary is actually a supervillain below.)

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  August 30th, 2018   0
  AliKat

Press: BBC One Terror Thriller ‘Bodyguard’ Becomes Biggest New UK Drama Launch In 2018 With 6.9M Peak & 35% Share

 

DEADLINE – British TV terror thriller Bodyguard became the biggest new drama launch in the UK this year with a peak of 6.9M viewers and a 35% share watching its Sunday night debut.

The six-part BBC One drama, which stars Game Of Thrones alum Richard Madden and Line Of Duty‘s Keeley Hawes, launched with 6.7M overnight viewers across the 9pm hour.

The ratings may help distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment secure a U.S. deal for the show, created by Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio.

The drama, which is produced by ITV-owned Line of Duty producer World Productions, is set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the story of a heroic but volatile war veteran assigned to protect the Home Secretary whose politics run contrary to his own.

Madden plays David Budd who is 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 (Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?

Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio wrote and is exec producing the project with Simon Heath for World Productions and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC One. Thomas Vincent and John Strickland are directing. Further cast include Gina McKee (Line Of Duty) Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders), Vincent Franklin (Happy Valley), Pippa Haywood (Scott & Bailey), Stuart Bowman (Versailles) and Paul Ready (The Terror).

  Bodyguard, News