The Royal Bodyguard

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The Royal Bodyguard is a British television sitcom, written by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni, and starring David Jason, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck and Tim Downie. A series of six episodes began on 26 December 2011, concluding on 30 January 2012. read more

The Royal Bodyguard is a British television sitcom, written by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni, and starring David Jason, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck and Tim Downie. A series of six episodes began on 26 December 2011, concluding on 30 January 2012. The first episode picked up more than 8 million viewers but the series soon declined in ratings. The series was heavily criticised by viewers and critics. At 71 Jason was widely felt to be too old for the lead role.

Original Release

12/26/2011 on BBC

Cast

Tim Downie Yates
Tim Bentinck Sir Edward Hastings
David Jason Guy Hubble
Geoffrey Whitehead Colonel Dennis Whittington
Geoffrey Whitehead Dennis Whittington
Daniel Cerqueira Kagan
Eleanor Matsuura Dana
Georgie Glen Miss Gifford
Steve Edge Constable Truncheon
Abigail Cruttenden Mary Town-Jones
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Limping Assassin Monday, 26 December 2011
2 The Siege of Blenheim Square Monday, 02 January 2012
3 Bullets over Broad Street Monday, 09 January 2012
4 The Royal Art of Blackmail Monday, 16 January 2012
5 The Perils of Attraction Monday, 23 January 2012
6 A Watery Grave Monday, 30 January 2012

Directors

Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni

Writers

Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni

Cast

Tim Downie Yates
Tim Bentinck Sir Edward Hastings
David Jason Guy Hubble
Geoffrey Whitehead Colonel Dennis Whittington
Geoffrey Whitehead Dennis Whittington
Daniel Cerqueira Kagan
Eleanor Matsuura Dana
Georgie Glen Miss Gifford
Steve Edge Constable Truncheon
Abigail Cruttenden Mary Town-Jones
David Jason Captain Guy Hubble
Richard Betts Resident Driver
Ricky Champ Lock
Adam Deacon Hart
David Webber Ghanaian Ambassador
Dan March Mr. Warne
Cavan Clerkin Gibbs
David Walliams Sir Ambrose Hamilton
Rupert Vansittart Roderick Finch
Jeremy Swift Hotel Manager

Producers

David Jason Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Danny Cohen Executive Producer
Mark Bussell Producer
Justin Sbresni Producer
Rhian Griffiths Producer
Cheryl Taylor Producer

Editors

Peter Oliver

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