Bodyguards (TV series)

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Genre Action, Drama
Created by Jeffrey Caine
Starring Sean Pertwee
Louise Lombard
John Shrapnel
Pip Torrens
Composer(s) Colin Towns (pilot)
John Lunn
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Nigel Stafford-Clark
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Zenith Entertainment
Carlton Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3 (1996)
14:9 (1997)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 10 April 1996 (1996-04-10) – 5 June 1997 (1997-06-05)

Bodyguards is a British television series that focuses on the cases of a specialized bodyguard unit called the Close Protection Group in service of the UK government.

The lead cast members were Sean Pertwee as Ian Worrell and Louise Lombard as Liz Shaw. Sean Pertwee's Father, Jon Pertwee, also starred next to a character called Liz Shaw in one of the television shows he is best known for - Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (played by Caroline John) was his first companion when he played the Third Doctor in Doctor Who.

A pilot episode, featuring Josette Simon as a visiting dignitary, was broadcast in 1996. One series of six episodes followed, in 1997.


  1. Pilot (10 April 1996)
  2. A Choice of Evils (1 May 1997)
  3. Out of the Mouths of Babes (8 May 1997)
  4. Know Thine Enemy (15 May 1997)
  5. Target (22 May 1997)
  6. Stand Off (29 May 1997)
  7. The Killing Ground (5 June 1997)

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BodyGuards was one of the drama series screened by GBC TV as part of its relaunch in 1999. The series aired Mondays at 2130hrs and had a repeat run later on in the year.

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