UK / ITV – Carlton – Zenith / 7×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 April 1996 and 1 May – 5 June 1997
Creator: Jeffrey Caine / Producer: Nigel Stafford- Clark
Crime drama action series. A group of tough police bodyguards are assinged to protect various high ranking officials and prominent people. Set up as a special group by the government and called The Close Protection Group the team were led by former Special Branch member Liz Shaw but answered to Commander Alan MacIntyre.
More action led than crime drama really, series creator Jeffrey Caine had previously co-scripted Bond movie Goldeneye and was also the creator of popular Martin Shaw crime series The Chief.
There was a one hour pilot broadcast 1996 before the series followed a year later.
LOUISE LOMBARD as Liz Shaw
SEAN PERTWEE as Ian Worrell
JOHN SHRAPNEL as Alan MacIntyre
PIP TORRENS as Robert Ferguson
PILOT BROADCAST 10 April 1996
SEASON ONE 1 May – 5 June 1997
1. A CHOICE OF EVILS
2. OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES
3. KNOW THINE ENEMY
5. STAND OFF
6. THE KILLING GROUND