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Thunderball on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday

December 8th, 2016 by

On Saturday BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a radio production of Thunderball, staring Toby Stephens as James Bond. Directed by Martin Jarvis, who also appears as Ian Fleming, and produced by Rosalind Ayres, the radio play will also feature Tom Conti as Largo, Alfred Molina as Blofeld and Janet Montgomery as Domino. Thunderball was Ian Fleming’s ninth James Bond […]

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Anthony Horowitz talks Bond on BBC Radio

December 8th, 2016 by

Anthony Horowitz spoke to the BBC this week about his second James Bond continuation novel, due out in 2018. Speaking on BBC Radio 5, Horowitz said he’ll write the book in 2017 and that he “sort of” has a plot, but no title. He also revealed he came up with a “killer” first line that […]

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Red Nemesis cover artwork revealed

December 1st, 2016 by

The cover artwork for Steve Cole’s next Young Bond novel was yesterday revealed by Ian Fleming publications on Twitter. Red Nemesis will be released on 4th May 2017 in hardback, paperback and ebook formats. According to the blurb on Amazon.co.uk: James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the […]

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Mexico Tourism Board Announces Strategic Marketing Programme Targeting UK Growth

November 11th, 2016 by

Earlier this week the Mexico Tourism Board announced its strategic marketing plans to deliver high growth in the UK market. Its efforts will focus on expanding connectivity; strengthening industry partnerships; developing tourism products and destinations; increasing special promotions, and consumer-targeting programmes. The UK is the third largest market for Mexico’s tourism industry, with over 475,000 […]

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Your chance to taste Vespers made with genuine Kina Lillet at Casino Royale screening

November 10th, 2016 by

Your chance to try Vespers made to the original recipe with genuine Kina Lillet before sitting down to a screening of Casino Royale. Ian Fleming specified Kina Lillet in his first James Bond novel for the drink, and the same recipe was specified by Bond in the 2006 film version. The problem is that Kina Lillet […]

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Rare 007 posters in late November auction

November 7th, 2016 by

A collection of four posters featuring Sean Connery as 007 are to be auctioned later this month by Bonhams. The lot numbers for these posters are 819 (Dr No), 820 (Goldfinger), 821 (Thunderball) and 822 (From Russia With Love). The latter two are from Italy. Also up for auction are a Tom Ford suit worn […]

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Casino Royale named among 5 most expensive first editions of 20th century

November 5th, 2016 by

Ian Fleming joins Ernest Hemingway, JRR Tolkien, F Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce as the five twentieth century authors whose first editions are most expensive. Casino Royale lies fourth in that list, after Joyce’s Ulysses ($460,500), Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby ($300,000), Tolkien’s The Hobbit ($210,500) and ahead of Hemingway’s In Our Time ($25,000). Remember though that […]

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House with links to Ian Fleming on sale for $2.9 million

November 1st, 2016 by

A house owned by a close friend of Ian Fleming has gone on sale for $2.9 million.  Above: Andrew Lycett’s biography of Ian Fleming Fleming knew Ivar Bryce from his schooldays and Bryce and his wife, heiress Josephine Hartford, bought the colonial style mansion on Long Island in 1936. Like Fleming, Bryce worked in intelligence during the […]

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MI6 Confidential #37: Decades in Design

October 26th, 2016 by

The latest edition of MI6 Confidential is now available. Click here to order the latest issue, or get five issues for the price of four. Designer Peter Lamont followed in some giant footsteps. Ken Adam had applied a heavy, but lavish and breathtaking, hand to the look of the early Bond films. Taking over in an era […]

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[VIDEO] Daniel Craig on how he landed the role of 007

October 14th, 2016 by

Last Friday Daniel Craig was interviewed onstage at the New Yorker Festival. In this segment posted on the New Yorker’s YouTube channel, Craig explains how he landed the role of James Bond back in 2005.

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