Bodyguard


BBC Studios names ‘Bodyguard’ exec to head drama for production arm

BBC Studios (BBCS) has appointed Bodyguard producer Priscilla Parish to lead the drama division at its production arm. Parish, who becomes head of drama for BBCS Production, will report to director of content Ralph Lee and will be responsible for the creative strategy and development for BBCS drama series and serials, daytime drama and factual […]

ITVS GE sends ‘Bodyguard’ to China

Bodyguard is heading to China. ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold mainland Chinese broadcasting rights to the hit drama to Huanxi Media Group Limited, which will stream the title on huanxi.com. The platform provides domestic and international films as well as scripted TV drama. Bodyguard was created and written by Line Of Duty […]

Jed Mercurio: Nothing surprises me

The Line Of Duty and Bodyguard creator tells Manori Ravindran about his relationship with the SVODs and whether a Ryan Murphy-style talent mega-deal could be on the cards At March’s INTV conference, Netflix’s VP of original series Cindy Holland was confronted with a slide of the global SVOD’s programmes, on which the Richard Madden-fronted BBC […]

‘Killing Eve’, ‘English Scandal’ lead BAFTA TV and craft nominations

BBC America’s Killing Eve and BBC One and Amazon co-production A Very English Scandal are leading nominations for this year’s BAFTA TV and Craft Awards.  Killing Eve has scored 14 nominations across both sets of awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Writer and Best Leading Actress – with both Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh vying for […]

English Scandal, Killing Eve vie for Broadcasting Press Guild honours

BBC One and Amazon’s A Very English Scandal and BBC America’s Killing Eve are among the titles nominated for multiple Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.  The annual awards honour work commissioned or produced in the UK and screened in 2018, and are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and reviewers from the UK. The 45th BPG Awards will be […]

Netflix unveils most-binged shows of 2018

BBC One co-production Bodyguard and coming-of-age drama On My Block were among Netflix’s most binged US shows of the year. The global SVOD revealed the shows launched between 1 January and 28 November in the US with the highest average watch time per viewing session. The service, which is notorious for keeping tight-lipped on viewership […]

Bodyguard smashes BBC viewing records ahead of Netflix launch

BBC One drama Bodyguard smashed viewing records, drawing 17.1m people for its finale. The figure makes it the UK’s most watched episode of any drama series across all channels since records began in 2002. It makes Bodyguard the most watched TV programme outside of sporting and national events since 2010. The full series, written and […]

Netflix picks up BBC1 thriller Bodyguard

Netflix has picked up World Productions’ BBC1 drama Bodyguard. The streaming giant, which boarded the Richard Madden-fronted thriller at script stage, will release the drama around the world, except for the UK, Ireland and China, following a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The drama, which is created and written by Jed Mercurio, follows a […]