The James Bond watch strap from ‘SPECTRE’

November 20th, 2015 by

Omega James Bond watch strap

A look at the black and grey NATO strap worn by Daniel Craig in SPECTRE. If you’ve seen SPECTRE you may have noticed black and grey striped nylon strap on which James Bond wears his Q-Branch provided Omega watch throughout most of the film. The strap is available separately from Omega but, unfortunately for most […]

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Review: The Bluffer’s Guide to Bond

November 19th, 2015 by


Although not expecting much from this slender volume, it turns out to over-deliver. A handy pocket companion for all Bond fans. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com. Back in the 1980s I once bought a Bluffer’s Guide. It was fun, but very superficial.  Short. It covered modern art, just a sentence or two for each […]

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James Bond 007: The Ultimate Sticker Collection reviewed

November 18th, 2015 by


Guest author Edward Biddulph revisits his childhood with the James Bond 007: Ultimate Sticker Collection from Dorling Kindersley. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com I don’t know about you, but when I was young, I loved collecting Panini football stickers every four years when the World Cup was on. Saving up my pocket money to buy […]

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Review: A Close Look at ‘A View To A Kill’

November 17th, 2015 by


By the time A View To A Kill was released in 1985 I was over 007. The last James Bond movie I’d seen on the big screen was For Your Eyes Only (1981) and by the time Octopussy came out two years later I decided to stick with the Connery films and the books. Available from […]

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Podcast 001: Questions and comments on ‘SPECTRE’

November 17th, 2015 by


Recently I asked readers of to leave an audio message for me with a question or comment about SPECTRE. Thanks to everyone who got involved in this experiment, which you can listen to below: I’d love to hear what you think about the podcast. You can leave a comment below or use the contact form to get […]

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The legacy of ‘Goldeneye’

November 13th, 2015 by


Released in 1995, Goldeneye proved to be a key entry in the James Bond series. Among the various reasons for its importance, not least was ensuring 007’s survival. The film heralded many changes for the James Bond series. First of all Goldeneye introduced a new James Bond in the shape of Pierce Brosnan. It also introduced a female […]

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A review of the 24th James Bond movie, SPECTRE

November 12th, 2015 by


The latest James Bond cinema outing, SPECTRE, has received almost universal critical acclaim, so I am taking my life in my hands by offering here a completely contrary view. I saw the film with my wife, yesterday; she very much enjoyed it – I thought it amongst the worst films I have seen. I say […]

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Top 5 Bond cars of all time

November 11th, 2015 by


James Bond’s cars usually need of some pretty extensive work by the end of the film, which is probably why comparison site MyCarNeedsA.com asked me too propose my top 5 Bond cars.  Obviously Aston Martin has to go in there, but how can I avoid only including Aston Martin cars? Wet Nellie is almost as iconic as the DB5, […]

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Interview with Fergus Fleming

November 10th, 2015 by

The Man with the Golden Typewriter Jacket

Last month saw the publication of The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters, edited by Fleming’s nephew, Fergus. Here he answers a number of questions posed by The James Bond Dossier.  I understand that you have no memory of meeting your uncle, who died when you were 5 years old. When did […]

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First impressions of the new James Bond comic

November 4th, 2015 by

James Bond 01 Cover

Today sees the official release of the first issue in a new series of James Bond comics, the first time 007 has been seen in this format in two decades. The first issue begins a six part adventure named VARGR, written by Warren Ellis with artwork by Jason Masters. This story is set in the modern […]

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