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Skeptics who question the plausibility of an intimate relationship between a high-ranking political figure and her bodyguard can be assured that, according to former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith (2007-2009), it does happen. She personally knows of a case where a police officer was suspended for having an affair with a cabinet minister's wife.
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Viewing figures for the series were high, with 10.4 million people watching the final episode live.
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The series began broadcasting on BBC One on 26 August 2018, achieving the highest viewing figures for a new BBC drama in the multichannel era and the highest BBC viewing figures since 2008.
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Despite British gun laws. It is actually a common place for some soldiers who have returned from a war zone to illegally purchase a firearm. Especially those suffering from acute forms of PTSD. It is often times the only way they feel safe even out of a war zone.
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BBC journalists including Andrew Marr, John Pienaar, John Humphrys and Laura Kuenssberg appeared as themselves.
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The train scenes in the first episode were filmed on the Mid-Norfolk Railway.
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Keeley Hawes was on location in Greece filming The Durrells in Corfu (2016), during which time 'Bodyguard' opened to rave reviews on TV back home in the UK. It wasn't until she returned to London and brought her children to nearby Thorpe Amusement Park, that she fully realized the popularity of the series when fans instantly recognized her on the park rides. She had not anticipated that 'Bodyguard' would become arguably the biggest hit of her career.
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The series was largely filmed on location in London, including the Whittington Estate for Budd (Richard Madden)'s flat and Battersea for Montague (Keeley Hawes)'s flat.
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The events in the series are set during October and November of 2018, as the legislation being pushed through parliament by the Home Secretary is entitled RIPA 2018, and multiple shots of documents, phone call records, computer screens, etc. clearly show the date
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In preparation for her role as Julia Montague MP, Keeley Hawes watched a lot of media coverage of then British Home Secretary Amber Rudd (2016-2018), whom she later met in a restaurant and was pleased to hear that she'd enjoyed the show.
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The BBC commissioned the series from the then independent World Productions in 2016. After ITV Studios Global Entertainment bought the company in 2017, they handle international distribution for the series.
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Keeley Hawes (Julia Montague) and Claire-Louise Cordwell (Kim Knowles) also worked together on episode 2.3, Line of Duty: Episode #2.3 (2014), of Line of Duty (2012) as Lindsay and Leland respectively.
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Nicholas Gleaves (Roger Penhaligon) & Pippa Haywood (Lorraine Craddock) also worked together on Scott & Bailey (2011) as DS Andy Roper & DSI Julie Dodson respectively.
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Matt Stokoe (Luke Aitkens) & Sophie Rundle (Vicky Budd) also worked together on Jamestown (2017) as James Read & Alice Sharrow respectively.
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Pippa Haywood (Lorraine Craddock) & Richard Riddell (Tom Fenton) also worked together on Scott & Bailey (2011) as DSI Julie Dodson & Steve Dench respectively.
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Paul Ready (Rob MacDonald) & Richard Riddell (Tom Fenton) also worked together on The Terror (2018) as Henry/Harry Goodsir & Sgt. David Bryant respectively.
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Keeley Hawes and Toby Stephen's both starred together in the 2006 film The Best Man.
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Bodyguard features both Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, and Tom Brooke, who played Lothar Frey in the same show. Brooke's character was one of the conspirators behind Madden's character's tragic demise at "the Red Wedding", as well as the actual murderer of Madden's character's wife.
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The series echoes its Hollywood counterpart where bodyguard Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) becomes romantically involved with his charge Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston).
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