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The Royal Bodyguard - Series 1 [DVD]
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One Man. One Family. One Royal Mess. Sir David Jason is The Royal Bodyguard.
After a life of service in the army, Captain Guy Hubble (Sir David Jason) finds himself put out to seed as a car park attendant at Buckingham Palace. That is, until he is surprisingly promoted to head of Royal security after first endangering, then miraculously saving, The Queen’s life. Hubble’s boss, Colonel Whittington, is not amused. He is desperate to see the back of Hubble; he knows only too well about his long line of botched operations and relentless mishaps. Though totally out of his depth, Hubble takes his new role very seriously. However he soon manages to upset foreign ambassadors, members of the public and his colleagues as he haphazardly carries out his duties. Most alarmingly, Hubble often finds himself taking on dangerous one man rescue missions for The Queen and her family. Captain Guy Hubble is a walking disaster, and the fate of the Royal Family now rests in his hands.
Starring Sir David Jason, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck and Tim Downie with a guest appearance from David Walliams; The Royal Bodyguard is a comedy about the wrong man, in the wrong job, in the wrong household....
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Now, who do I dislike enough to send them a DVD of the series?
I did end up watching the entire series in hope that it would improve, sadly it did not. It seemed the public agreed, starting off with over 8 million, the viewing figures tumbled to just over 2 million in a matter of weeks.
Seeing David Jason mumble and stumble through 3 hours of television is not a pretty sight. It does have the occasional funny moment, but for a primetime BBC One sitcom, this fell by the wayside.
Thankfully it was dropped and a second series did not appear.
Save your money and buy something better. Unless, of course, you actually liked it.........
It made me cringe to watch such a major talent take part in such complete bilge,it was an insult to the viewers intelligence.
Slapstick and prat falls have also had their day. Peter Sellers took the art form further with Clueseau, Leslie Neilson in 'Police Squad' and 'Naked Gun' and Rowan Atkinson with 'Mr Bean' and 'Johnny English' all added new depth and constant LOL visual gags to this form of comedy. But an elderly man in a poor fitting wig wrestling with an empty suit of armour? Knocking down the lid on a grand piano? Causing a free standing world globe to career across a room? And broadcast - after endless hype - post watershed? 7.1 million switched on episode one on Boxing Day. 1.5 million switched off BEFORE THE END. Since then the viewing numbers have halved. The BBC Points of View website is awash with views from disappointed Jason fans who switched on full of hope and instead found themselves embarrassed to watch a comedy great reduced to this. But Jason agreed to make it - he even, unusually, appeared on chat shows to promote it. A pity he does not seem to have watched a completed episode. The only emotion his bumbling character arouses in viewers is pity.Read more ›
For what is was an unfunny DVD, it was well overpriced and the BBC did not do further series because of it being so rubbish.
Alas it appears that not all work that Mr. Jason does is not up to his usual high standard.
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great show . Bit if hit and miss by the bbc
should have used a different actor no criticism. Of sir David ....it just wasn't his thing and that's why bbc dropped it
A load of rubbish Sir David Jason looked stupid the worse thing he as done.Published 11 months ago by Al
If you're a fan of slapstick comedy and Charlie Chaplin/Laurel and Hardy antics then you will love this series. It is very very funny indeed and the comic timing is superb. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. A. Bollongino