Fleming, Bond and Belly-Lick

January 27th, 2015 by


The Man With The Golden Gun finds James Bond in Beirut on the trail of Scaramanga after MI6 is unable to pin the murder of 002 on the highly paid hitman; as Miss Moneypenny tells 007, “they never found the bullet”. There Bond learns from Saida, a belly dancer, that after his colleague was shot in the neck she removed the bullet from […]

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‘Shoot To Kill’ by Steve Cole: Anatomy of the Young Bond Adventures

January 14th, 2015 by


Reluctant as I am to admit it, Ian Fleming’s Bond novels were not terribly interesting when I first attempted to read them as an eleven year old. Fleming’s detailed verisimilitude – one of his key virtues when I returned to the books a few years later – and his interest in arcane research proved interminable. […]

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James Bond’s vodka brands

December 18th, 2014 by


It was revealed this week that Belvedere vodka would be one of the promotional partners for SPECTRE, although the amount they are paying for that privilege has not been disclosed. The brand is looking to use 007 to create global brand awareness and promote itself as a premium product. Of course, Belvedere is not the […]

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Hello Mr Bonds. We’ve Been Expecting You!

December 12th, 2014 by


There are few things on this earth that merit celebration. There is the birth of a baby, the fall of The Berlin Wall, the introduction of a new Bond actor. Hell, there have only been six of those in, what, fifty years? To call it an event is an understatement, heresy even! Here, I am […]

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The SPECTRE Timeline [Infographic]

December 5th, 2014 by

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SPECTRE Locations

December 4th, 2014 by


SPECTRE will film in a number of locations in Europe, North Africa and Mexico, although it is unknown whether all filming locations will feature as themselves in the film. See below to locate them all on the map. Locations confirmed by Sam Mendes and in the official press release are as follows: United Kingdom Pinewood Studios and […]

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Bond 24 Q&A: 007 websites & bloggers quizzed ahead of filming

November 26th, 2014 by


With the days counting down before Bond 24 starts filming I thought it might be interesting exercise to find out the thoughts of other Bond website owners and bloggers. So, last Saturday I started going through my 007 contact list and from that night onwards the replies trickled in. The full Q&A is presented below in the order in which […]

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Roger Moore: The Spy Who We Loved

November 21st, 2014 by


Two men were among the few to play cinema’s most iconic spy. Two men broke unimaginable box office records. Both of these became pop culture icons, one of the sixties, one of the seventies. But where Sean Connery would forever be lauded as the epitome of British Cool and the perennial favourite of Timothy Dalton, […]

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Unfilmed Bond: ‘From A View To A Kill’

November 13th, 2014 by

For Your Eyes Only

Before 007 appeared on the big screen Ian Fleming was involved in an aborted series for US television. When the project fell through many of the stories were reworked by Fleming  and published in the collection For Your Eyes Only.  At the beginning of last month Ian Fleming Publications announced a new James Bond novel to be written […]

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Q-Branch: James Bond Podcast #5

November 3rd, 2014 by


The long awaited episode 5 is now available! This time we talk about Ian Fleming’s first novel, Casino Royale. You can listen online above, or download it from iTunes and get every episode as soon as it is released.

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