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David Leigh

I've been a James Bond fan since I was 8 years old when I simultaneously read Casino Royale and bought an Corgi Aston Martin DB5. I've been running The James Bond Dossier since 2002 and today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website.

Website: https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

James Bond & Friends – Episode 0059: Watchalong with Tomorrow Never Dies

July 15th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.  Join us as we watch 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies together as a group experience. For this episode, don your HALO suit, grab a heavy motorcycle, and cue up your copy of Tomorrow Never Dies as the panel chats […]

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First Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger continuation model rolls off the line

July 6th, 2020 by

Aston Martin resumes building the DB5 after 50 years as the first Goldfinger continuation model rolls off the assembly line. The first car out of a strictly limited run of 25 was finished last week after a 4,500 hour build. The new cars are built in association with Eon Productions and include a selection of […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0058: Watchalong with Diamonds Are Forever

July 6th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever together as a group experience. For this episode, don your pink kipper tie, grab a radiation shield, and cue up your copy of Diamonds Are Forever as the panel chats […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0057: Watchalong with The World Is Not Enough

June 29th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 1999’s The World Is Not Enough together as a group experience. For this episode, don your x-ray specs, grab some sour cream, and cue up your copy of The World Is Not Enough as […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0056: Watchalong with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

June 21st, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service together as a group experience. For this episode, don your frilly shirt, grab some caviar (from north of the Caspian), and cue up your copy of On Her […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0055: Watchalong with From Russia With Love

June 13th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 1963’s From Russia With Love together as a group experience. For this episode, don your best suit ever, grab some yoghurt and figs, and cue up your copy of From Russia With Love as […]

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Orlebar Brown releases new 007 collection for Summer 2020

June 12th, 2020 by

Orlebar Brown has released a new 007 collection for summer 2020 inspired by some of 007’s more beach friendly outfits. You can read my thoughts on last year’s collection here but the new line comprises mainly of shirts and swimming shorts based on some classic Bond looks, with Thunderball again well represented. According to Orlebar […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0054: Watchalong with Skyfall

June 7th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 2012’s Skyfall together as a group experience. For this episode, don your leather gloves, grab some Union Jack bunting, and cue up your copy of Skyfall as the panel chats over the film in […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0053: Watchalong with The Living Daylights

May 29th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.    Join us as we watch 1987’s The Living Daylights together as a group experience. For this episode, don your leather jacket, grab a key fob, and cue up your copy of The Living Daylights as the panel […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2020 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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