The BEST Episodes of Bodyguard (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Network: BBC One

After distinguishing himself by courageously neutralising a terrorist threat, troubled war veteran Police Sergeant David Budd of the Metropolitan Police's Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) is assigned as a principal protection officer to the home secretary, the Rt Hon Julia Montague MP. Julia is a controversial politician intent on pushing a new counterterrorism bill through Parliament which would give the security service enhanced surveillance powers. Her political ambitions make Julia a high-profile target. Dedicated to his job but concealing deep resentment of politicians following his traumas in Helmand, David's divided loyalties might make him Julia's greatest threat.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 23, 2018

Principal Protection Officer David Budd has made a major breakthrough in the investigation into the attack on the home secretary, but his enquiries have put him in mortal danger. With the clock ticking and no-one left who believes him, David attempts to prove his innocence. But the evidence against him begins to stack up.

star 8.22
1,689 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Jed Mercurio
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 16, 2018

David investigates Julia's political manoeuvring and finds his fears about a conspiracy at the heart of government could be justified. However, doubts are raised about his psychological health as allegations about his professional conduct come to light.

star 7.91
1,730 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Jed Mercurio
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 27, 2018

Another terrorist attack raises the UK threat level to severe. Home secretary Julia Montague holds secret meetings with the director general of the security service, freezing out the police and her own minister of state for counter terrorism.

star 7.81
1,961 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Jed Mercurio
Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion.

star 7.81
1,743 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Jed Mercurio
Episode 3

#5 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 2, 2018

As the capital shudders in the wake of two terrorist attacks, specialist protection officer PS David Budd is more under pressure than ever to keep the home secretary Julia Montague safe. The threat to her life does nothing to curb Julia's political ambitions, as her counterterrorism bill takes another step towards being made law, provoking political rivalries.

star 7.78
1,853 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Jed Mercurio
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 26, 2018

After distinguishing himself by courageously neutralising a terrorist threat, troubled war veteran Police Sergeant David Budd of the Metropolitan Police's Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) is assigned as a principal protection officer to the home secretary, the Rt Hon Julia Montague MP.

star 7.60
2,116 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Jed Mercurio