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

The Royal Bodyguard

BBC One sitcom about an incompetent military man. 6 episodes (1 series), 2011 - 2012. 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).

The Royal Bodyguard

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

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

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Soundtrack
Music composed by Julian Nott and performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th December 2011 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 30th January 2012 on BBC One at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 12th February 2012 at 2:00pm

Website links

Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • View location details
  • See ratings for 6 episodes

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?