You missed it? Really? The thriller that had the nation gripped last month stars Richard Madden as David Budd, a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a protection officer and assigned as the bodyguard to Keeley Hawes’ Home Secretary (above, with Madden). The plot, by Line Of Duty writer Jed Mercurio, zig-zags through the series as first Budd goes to bed with his new boss, then saves her from a terror attack and finally finds himself the chief suspect in a series of grisly murders. The most talkedabout show of the year, it richly deserves its place in this list. BBC iPlayer, 1 series A fan once presented actor Richard Madden of Bodyguard with a box of miniatures of himself, dressed in the costumes of every role he’d ever played. He still has it.