On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

After saving Tracy Di Vicenzo from drowning herself on a beach, James Bond promises her mobster father, Marc Ange Draco, to carry on seeing her in exchange for details of the whereabouts of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of SPECTRE.

Directed by Marc Ange to a lawyer in Bern, 007 discovers Blofeld is comminicating with the Royal College of Arms in an attempt to claim the title Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp.

Bond poses as genealogist Sir Hillary Bray to meet Blofeld at his clinic set atop a Swiss mountain peak where he uncovers Blofeld’s plot to unleash a biological attack through his patients who have been brainwashed through hypnosis into becoming his “Angels of Death”.

James bond must escape from SPECTRE in time to report his findings back to M and stop the biological agents from being used.

What we say

While On Her Majesty’s Secret Service returned the series to Ian Fleming, George Lazenby’s lack of acting experience lets down a great score, good alpine action and the classic Blofeld lair.


Original release

Premiere: 18th December 1969 at the Odeon Leicester Square
UK: 18th December 1969
US: 18th December 1969

Principal crew

Peter Hunt
Screenplay Richard Maibaum
Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman
John Barry
John Glenn
Production Designer
Syd Cain
Michel Reed


George Lazenby James Bond
Diana Rigg Tracy Di Vicenzo
Telly Savalas Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Gabriele Ferzetti Marc Ange Draco
Ilse Steppat Irma Bunt
Angela Scoular Ruby Bartlett
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Catherine Schell Nancy
George Baker Sir Hilary Bray
Bernard Lee M
Bernard Horsfall Shaun Campbell
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Yuri Borionko Grunther
Virginia North Olympe
Geoffrey Cheshire Toussaint
Irvin Allen Che Che
Terence Mountain Raphael
James Bree Gumbold
John Gay Hammond
Julie Ege The Scandinavian Girl
Mona Chong The Chinese Girl
Sylvana Henriques The Jamaican Girl
Sally Sheridan The American Girl
Joanna Lumley The English Girl
Zaheera The Indian Girl
Anouska Hempel The Australian Girl
Ingrid Back The German Girl
Helena Ronee The Israeli Girl
Jenny Hanley The Irish Girl


  • Dom Perignon ’57
  • Martini (vodka not specified)
  • Unspecified Champagne
  • Malt whisky and branch water
  • Red wine
  • Beer


Aston Martin DBS coupe (1969)


  • “This never happened to the other fellow.”
  • “Never mind that, go and get the brandy. Five-star Hennessey of course!”

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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One Response to “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

  • Linda Kel

    i love that theme song!

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