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Imagine it was your job to take a bullet for a politician whose agenda you despise. Could you do it? London police officer David Budd (Richard Madden) must answer this life-and-death dilemma when he’s assigned to protect British Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) in this six-episode BBC thriller (which TV Guide Magazine critic Matt Roush gave four and a half stars).
She supports military action overseas. He’s an Afghan War vet with barely controlled PTSD and a cooking hatred for the powerful civvies, like Julia, who sent him abroad. Both have secrets that are exposed by the multiple violent assassination attempts on her, his and his kids’ lives. Watch for the high-octane ending. It’s a doozy.
The tension rarely eases up in one of BBC One's biggest hits in years.
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