The Food Programme: Food, James Bond’s food

March 29th, 2021 by

Sunday saw Licence to Cook author Edward Biddulph on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme to talk about the food of James Bond. Programme description We don’t often see James Bond eating in the films, but in the novel food is almost as important as espionage, cocktails, sex, villains and travel. As many await the […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0085: Art of Bond: Moonraker

March 27th, 2021 by

The panel review the original first edition art work by Kenneth Lewis and the UK quad poster by Dan Goosee.

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0084: Watchalong with SPECTRE 1

March 20th, 2021 by

Join us as we watch the first half of 2015’s Spectre together as a group experience.

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Yaphet Kotto dies aged 81

March 16th, 2021 by

The actor’s wife broke news of his death on Facebook.  Best known to Bond fans as Mr Big in Live and Let Die, Yaphet Kotto appeared in films such as Alien (1979), Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man (1987) and Midnight Run (1988) with Robert De Niro. His film debut was in 1963, aged 23, in […]

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Billie Eilish wins Grammy for No Time to Die

March 15th, 2021 by

Her theme song for No Time to Die sees Billie Eilish win the fourth ever Grammy for Bond. Sunday saw Billie Eilish win a Grammy for her theme to No Time to Die  in an audience free award ceremony held in Los Angeles. The three and a half hour ceremony was livestreamed from the Los […]

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Bond cars feature in Top Gear’s new season

March 11th, 2021 by

The launch trailer for the forthcoming season 30 of Top Gear, the BBC’s long running motor show, features a short clip featuring cars inspired by the James Bond films. The clip, starting at around the 23 second mark, features a pair of sawn-in-half Renault 11s, similar to the taxi that appeared in A View to […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0083: James Bond Jr Watchalong 2

March 9th, 2021 by

For this episode, we resurrect an oft-forgotten relic of the canon – James Bond Jr – as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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Nikki van der Zyl dies aged 85

March 8th, 2021 by

The actress and voice artist is best known for dubbing a number of lead female characters in the early James Bond films. Nikki van der Zyl was born in Berlin in 1935, the daughter of a Rabbi. Her family fled Nazi Germany in 1939 for London, where her father was interned for much of the […]

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William P Cartlidge dies aged 78

March 8th, 2021 by

William P Cartlidge, who worked on three James Bond films in the 1960s and 70s, died last week at the age of 78. He regularly worked with Lewis Gilbert, who brought him on board as first assistant director for You Only Live Twice (1967). He returned as associate producer on The Spy Who Loved Me […]

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