The Royal Bodyguard. Captain Guy Hubble (David Jason)
The Royal Bodyguard

The Royal Bodyguard

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sir David Jason stars as newly promoted Royal Protection Officer Captain Guy Hubble, a man unquestionably totally out of his depth. Stars David Jason, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck and Tim Downie.

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)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011 - 2012
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
David Jason, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck and Tim Downie
Writers
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni
Directors
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni
Producers
Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni, Jimmy Mulville and David Jason
Companies

The Royal Bodyguard follows the escapades of Captain Guy Hubble, an ex-guardsman who saw action in Cyprus and Northern Ireland. Now Head of Security at Buckingham Palace car park, he is surprisingly appointed as Royal Bodyguard after saving the Queen's life in an act of bravery on the day of the State Opening of Parliament. This is much to the frustration of Hubble's boss Colonel Dennis Whittington, who is desperate to see the back of Hubble and knows only too well about his relentless mishaps.

Hubble takes his new role very seriously but soon manages to upset foreign ambassadors, his colleagues and members of the public as he haphazardly carries out his security checks and takes on personal rescue missions for the Queen and her family. Hubble manages to endanger Royal security repeatedly and on a colossal scale, yet somehow comes up smelling of roses every time.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed by Julian Nott and performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th December 2011 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 12th February 2012 at 2:00pm on BBC1 - Episode 6
  • Sunday 29th January 2012 at 5:30pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 5
  • Sunday 29th January 2012 at 3:00pm on BBC1 - Episode 5

Recording details

  • Basildon Park - Buckingham Palace exteriors.

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