Bodyguard: Jed Mercurio’s series spins a fine yarn, a good old preposterous plot of conspiracies, deep state, terrorism and more; nevermind how absurd it is, the truth is it’s entertaining, thrilling and well-paced from the first scene. The characters all have something to hide, so potential twists come from all sides. It’s a fine, diverse cast: Richard Madden manages to create a character that is clearly both capable and deeply damaged; Keeley Hawes is also good as the power-hungry politician (is there other kind on fiction?); Stuart Bowman has the perfect face for the role of the man in apparent perennial disgust of his surroundings. The series has a good look; cinematographer John Lee moves the camera around nicely, and shoots the face of Madden with great thematic purpose; the editing team keeps the episodes moving along nicely.