Jim Williams talks with creator of Best Drama nominated Bodyguard – Jed Mercurio

At tonights Emmy Awards one of Top Drama Nominee’s is Bodyguard from Netflix. But in fairness, the show was a massive hit first on the BBC.

The man who created the Bodyguard is Jed Mercurio and I talk about the success he has had with not one but two hit shows. Of course the Bodyguard but one that is even more popular than tonight’s Emmy nominated show and that is Line of Duty streaming in the United States on ACORN TV.

As a matter of fact season, five of Line of Duty that is now on Acorn TV crushed everything else on TV in the U.K. The ratings were off the charts and it was the most-watched show on British TV so far in 2019.

The show is as exciting as Bodyguard and I highly recommend.

Now my conversation with Jed Mercurio the creative force behind two of the best crime series on TV.

Listen to “Jed Mercurio the man behind Line of Duty the Acorn TV hit talks about season 5” on Spreaker.


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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved with Berman Concerts and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.