Bodyguards (TV series)

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Genre Action
Created by Jeffrey Caine
Starring Sean Pertwee
Louise Lombard
John Shrapnel
Pip Torrens
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7 (list of episodes)
Production company(s) Zenith Entertainment Carlton Television
Original release 11 April 1996 – 5 June 1997

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 (transmitted 11.4.96)
  2. A Choice of Evils (1.5.97)
  3. Out of the Mouths of Babes (8.5.97)
  4. Know Thine Enemy (15.5.97)
  5. Target (22.5.97)
  6. Stand Off (29.5.97)
  7. The Killing Ground (5.6.97)

International screenings[edit]


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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