The Royal Bodyguard Page 3

The Royal Bodyguard. Image shows from L to R: Colonel Dennis Whittington (Geoffrey Whitehead), Yates (Tim Downie), Captain Guy Hubble (David Jason), Sir Edward Hastings (Timothy Bentinck).

The Royal Bodyguard

Sir David Jason stars as newly promoted Royal Protection Officer Captain Guy Hubble, a man unquestionably totally out of his depth

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dellas

  • Wednesday 7th December 2011, 6:22am
  • Manchester, England
  • 4,598 posts

Yes agree, no idea yet.

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peter gazzard

  • Wednesday 7th December 2011, 10:14pm
  • England
  • 839 posts
Quote: Aaron @ December 7 2011, 2:40 AM GMT

Alas not yet. Hoping I might get a chance later in the week. It sounds increasingly like I'll enjoy it, but I'm still naggingly aware that it could be another Big Top.


I liked Big Top actually. I'm probably in the minority :$

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Aaron

  • Thursday 8th December 2011, 12:39am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,744 posts

I didn't find it nearly as bad as some, but it wasn't a great show in any sense, and certainly wasn't what I'd hoped it might be.

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David Carmon

  • Monday 26th December 2011, 9:48pm [Edited]
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

So far I've laughed a lot.

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Aaron

  • Monday 26th December 2011, 10:05pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,744 posts

Loved it. Delightfully silly.

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David Carmon

  • Monday 26th December 2011, 10:20pm [Edited]
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

The Queen getting dragged along in a carriage was the highlight for me. It was better than the trailers suggested. I was expecting it to be abysmal.

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Feeoree

  • Monday 26th December 2011, 11:25pm
  • Basildon, England
  • 606 posts

Didn't think much of it, but it had a few funny moments... The queen hanging out of the carriage, the fall off the balcony, and the ending (even if it was a bit of a Johnny English rip-off).

I'll give it another go next week though.

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William Purry

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 1:15am [Edited]
  • England
  • 443 posts

It looks like it falls into the slightly too rude (implying that he thinks she wants sex and apparently still just post watershed from next week) but also childish trap.

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Charlie Boy

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 8:58am
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 548 posts
Quote: Godot Taxis @ December 26 2011, 9:59 PM GMT

It was utter, utter shit.


Well said!

Quote: William Purry @ December 27 2011, 1:15 AM GMT

It looks like it falls into the slightly too rude (implying that he thinks she wants sex and apparently still just post watershed from next week) but also childish trap.


You mean childish crap?

Quote: David Carmon @ December 26 2011, 10:20 PM GMT

The Queen getting dragged along in a carriage was the highlight for me. It was better than the trailers suggested. I was expecting it to be abysmal.


And it was so realistic who an 70 year old man caught up with a runaway horse!

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TopBanana

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 11:06am
  • England
  • 2,311 posts

It's certainly no Big Top, that's for sure.

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Mick Karma

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 12:42pm
  • Redcar, England
  • 40 posts

For me it started off well with the Queen falling, got a bit silly, hit a sag in the middle, then got worse. The odd slapstick moment aside it was, regrettably, and utter sack of shite.

Now I'm not DJ's biggest fan but this wasn't his fault. He did the best he could with a 1 dimensional character. The problem was in the lazy direction and the sub-par script which really disappointed me as I loved WWOML.

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Mezz

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 5:41pm
  • Cotswolds, England
  • 55 posts

Usually love David Jason, comedy or drama. This was neither.
It was a Johnny English storyline, without the funny bits.

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Dene Kernohan

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 7:12pm [Edited]
  • Northern Ireland
  • 103 posts

Before criticising this, I'd first want to see how funny a completely clean episode of 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' is.

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johnny smith

  • Tuesday 27th December 2011, 10:30pm
  • England
  • 279 posts

It started badly, it tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end the better, but apart from that it was excellent.