Richard Madden stars as former soldier David Budd, who is tasked with protecting controversial Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes).
Fans of the BBC’s hit drama Bodyguard are convinced that the plot is based on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
Even more fun is that fact that the series’ own writer, Mercurio, has a very similar-sounding name to Romeo’s best friend in the play, Mercutio.
The show has fast-become one of the BBC’s most popular dramas, with an average of six million people tuning in each Sunday night.
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