Is anyone watching this?? I have always loved Line of Duty and its by the same writer Jed Mecurio. It even stars DCI Lyndsey Denton and wonderful Keeley Hawes. Its shaping up very nicely, could do without the F word but hey ho and has had good ratings and reviews I have no idea what will happen next!! https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/t...-how-many-episodes-are-in-Bodyguard-cast-plot How many episodes are in Bodyguard on BBC One? There are six episodes in Bodyguard, each an hour long. Episode one airs tonight at 9pm and episode two will air tomorrow evening at 9pm on BBC One. The remaining four episodes will air every Sunday at 9pm on BBC One. Here is the synopsis for tonight's episode: “After distinguishing himself by courageously neutralising a terrorist threat, troubled war veteran Police Sergeant David Budd of the Metropolitan Police's Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) is assigned as a principal protection officer to the home secretary, the Rt Hon Julia Montague MP. “Julia is a controversial politician intent on pushing a new counterterrorism bill through Parliament which would give the security service enhanced surveillance powers. Her political ambitions make Julia a high-profile target. Dedicated to his job but concealing deep resentment of politicians following his traumas in Helmand, David's divided loyalties might make him Julia's greatest threat.” BODYGUARD RELEASE DATE, CAST, TRAILER, PLOT Bodyguard starts tonight on BBC One at 9pm (Image: BBC) What is Bodyguard on BBC One about? Bodyguard is a BBC thriller - not a TV adaption of the Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston 1992 film, The Bodyguard. Bodyguard is a six-part drama from the creator of Line of Duty and Bodies, Jed Mercurio. The official BBC synopsis reads: “Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (played by Richard Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. “When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?” There are six episodes in Bodyguard (Image: NETFLIX) Who stars in Bodyguard on BBC One? Games of Thrones star Richard Madden plays the lead character, David Budd, a war veteran and Specialist Protection Officer of the MET Police who is assigned to be the Home Secretary’s bodyguard. Madden said of his character: “I was fascinated with David being a series of different characters within himself. He has a sense of duty and also a political history because he’s a former soldier who’s been in Afghanistan and has been in Iraq. “He has the scars to prove it - both physical and mental. David’s a man adjusting to civilian life and dealing with some of his own mental health issues.” Keeley Hawes plays fictional controversial Home Secretary Julia Montague. Hawes is best recognised for her roles in Line of Duty and The Durrells. Bodyguard stars Richard Madden and Kelley Hawes (Image: NETFLIX) Other notable cast members include Line of Duty star Gina Mckee as Anne Simpson and Peaky Blinders favourite Sophie Rundle as Vicky Budd. Andrew Marr also makes a cameo appearance in Bodyguard, interviewing Julia about her foreign policy in the Middle East. Joining the cast are Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman Nina Toussaint-white and Pippa Haywood. Bodyguard starts tonight on BBC One at 9pm https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45321255 The BBC's latest drama, Bodyguard, has debuted with largely positive reviews from the critics. Richard Madden plays David Budd, a troubled war veteran who is assigned to protect a controversial politician. The Daily Telegraph's Michael Hogan said it was "riveting" and he "had to remind myself to breathe". "Starting with a suicide bomb attack and only becoming more breathless, this was edge-of-the-seat, shush-the-family fare." Daily Express critic Molli Mitchell also recalled the "intense" opening scene and compared it to "something like a Jason Bourne film". She wrote: "The opening scene of Bodyguard was all too real and the message all too familiar for a country whose terror level threat is currently at severe. "Yet, the authenticity of the show is what makes it a truly terrorising thriller." The Guardian's Lucy Mangan gave it five stars and wrote: "The first 20 minutes of Bodyguard would be pure James Bond if it were not for the fear and doubt that convulse Budd when he is preparing to do his flinging or his saving. "By the end of last night's opening episode, it was clear he has created something as dark and moreish as ever." Morgan Jeffrey from Digital Spy also saw a bit of Bond in Budd and wrote: "Commanding and powerful when the job requires it, but also painfully vulnerable behind the confident facade, Madden's Budd is no Superman: despite the sidearm and suit, there's very little of James Bond in this nuanced portrayal of a deeply troubled war veteran." Metro's Sarah Deen suggested that the drama came "at just the right time" and wrote: "What makes Bodyguard so unsettling is that it's grounded in reality - events that take place could happen. Have happened." And she also had praise for the series' writer, Jed Mercurio: "It's typical of Mercurio - long takes, close-ups of frantic expressions, silences saying more than words. "And the horror, although it is averted, takes place on something as mundane as a train journey, something millions of us do every single day." BuzzFeed UK's Scott Bryan also complimented Mercurio's ability to "take it to the absolute maximum it can go - slowly turning the screw, really building up the tension and never becoming unbelievable and never jumping the shark". Line of Duty's Keeley Hawes plays opposite Madden, as Home Secretary Julia Montague, who has very different views on war compared with Budd. In the first episode we come to find that she consistently voted in favour of military action in the Middle East. However Heat Magazine's Boyd Hilton points out that the show is "not making any political point". "It's just set in that world of politics and this very interesting relationship between someone who has been in wars that politicians allow to happen and this particular politician herself." The show's creator and writer Jed Mercurio said the idea for Bodyguard started out as a desire to set something within the political world. "With my experience on Line of Duty I was aware of the different specialisations within the police, so the idea of the specialist protection unit, which looks after politicians, diplomats and royalty, felt like a really good area in which to set the story." The six-part drama debuted on BBC One on Sunday night attracting an audience of 6.7 million viewers - peaking at 6.9 million viewers - making it one of the biggest TV drama launches of the year.