Bodyguard was a smash hit of a TV series when it launched on BBC1 last year, written by Jed Mercurio, starring Richard Madden as a personal protection officer to Keeley Hawes as Home Secretary, espousing policies he despises, their relationship turns from professional to personal, endangering many in its wake.
On the initial broadcast, the show achieved the best viewing figures for a new BBC drama in the ten years. Netflix distributed the show outside the UK and it did pretty well there too.
A rather humourless drama, a political and terrorist thriller, it had a nation on the edge of their seats, week in, week out.
Which gives Comic Relief telethon Red Nose Day on the BBC tonight the chance to use the characters from the series, as well as drafting in Joanna Lumley to utterly send the show up. With a brace of innuendoes, references to Absolutely Fabulous, Line Of Duty and more…
Enjoy… and roll on series 2. Big spoilers for series 1 by the way,…