You’ve probably heard of the recent TV series ‘Bodyguard’ on the BBC. But just in case you haven’t I wanted to tell you all about it, as it’s one of the best TV series’ I’ve watched this year.
It obviously follows a Bodyguard- PC David Budd.
He is assigned to look after the Home Secretary. David, ever the professional, takes this immensely seriously, ready to put his life on the line for her whenever required. Despite the fact that she is campaigning for everything he hates.
Prior to working for the Police, David fought in Afghanistan. This caused fractures in his marriage, presumably because of the effect of this on his mental health and the fact that he wouldn’t get any help.
As a terrorist plot thickens we, alongside PC Budd, try to figure out who is behind the multiple attacks in London.
Just as a new piece of information is unravelled another suspect comes to light. But with David’s views not aligning with the Home Secretary’s and his poor mental health, he too becomes a suspect in Bodyguard.
What I think is so great about this story is the pace. In the first 10 minutes of the first episode we see the first terrorist attack in action, and see Budd’s character in true force. Going for what he knows is right, even if it angers those higher up. We connect with this character immediately and understand the challenging time facing the police. As the audience we are shocked so many times with the twists and turns of the story.
You can watch Bodyguard on BBC iPlayer now.