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'The Royal Bodyguard'
(David Jason, Tim Downie, Geoffrey Whitehead, David Walliams, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / (2012) 2013 / BFS Entertainment)

Overview: Beloved actor David Jason (A Touch of Frost, Only Fools and Horses) haphazardly supervises security arrangements for the Royal Family in a comical series about the wrong man in the wrong job in the wrong household.

DVD Verdict: I actually came across this UK TV series by accident - happy accident, as it turns out. Because wow, what an incredible, fun, barmy UK TV show this really is! Sure it's like an older version of Johnny English, or even the man himself, Inspector Clouseau, but that's what it tries to be. So, as much as people have condemned this 6-part TV show for being just that, well, come on now - it hardly pretends to be anything else, in all fairness!

Jason is someone who should never have made the rise through the ranks that he has. But, he has that canny ability to be in the right place at the right time. Even though, seemingly in every single episode, HE is the one who has caused the urgency of trouble in the first place!

Anyway, this series was wonderful. A gentle old-fashioned series that my whole family could watch together and laughed a lot at. Indeed, we all loved it! Yes David Jason's getting a bit old, and the editing wasn't great but it just added to the charm. I thought David and Tim Downie's partnership was fantastic. As was Geoffrey Whitehead. In truth, all the supporting cast were terrific. Funnily enough, the show got better as the episodes went on, like most series do, I guess. These are all Full Screen Presentations (1:66.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.