James Bond & Friends

James Bond & Friends – Episode 0087: Essential Bond

April 17th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. What elements of the franchise make James Bond the spy we know and enjoy? The panel discusses the key elements of James Bond from the novels to the films, identifying some of the things we believe makes 007 charming […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0086: Watchalong with Spectre 2

April 8th, 2021 by

We complete our SPECTRE odyssey as the second half picks up in Tangier. Along the way, we ponder how much budget could have been saved with some cheese and a string, David gives packing advice, ponder promotions at Blofeld’s call centre and question his paint choice, witness the world’s biggest gender reveal, improve Stromberg’s backstory, reveal how Sam Mendes ruined the ending, and Lisa finds the title for Bond 26.

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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

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch the first half of 2015’s Spectre together as a group experience. Is the first half of SPECTRE better than the second? We break this four-act oddity in the franchise into two parts for this […]

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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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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0082: Art of Bond: From Russia With Love II

February 20th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.   What tone and iconography did ‘From Russia With Love’ set for Bond marketing? The panel reviews the original UK quad poster and bring to the table some other posters used to promote the 1963 film, many of which […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0080: Art of Bond: From Russia, With Love

February 7th, 2021 by

The panel takes a look at the first edition of From Russia, With Love by Richard Chopping. Why is it such a striking piece of art and how did covers that followed it emulate it?

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0078: Groundhog Day

January 23rd, 2021 by

For this episode, the panel examines the unsurprising news that MGM issued yet another delay to No Time To Die, pushing the film back to October 2021. Will this hold with Bond being the first big film out this year, or should we really expect it in 2022? What other curve balls could we see between now and then, and will Ana de Armas be back dating Ben Affleck by the time Daniel Craig turns 60?

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0077: Not From Where I’m Standing

January 15th, 2021 by

This week we interview four musicians who together contributed to the 2020 album of James Bond cover songs, ‘Not From Where I’m Standing’. Organised by David Gedge of The Wedding Present, the new album involves Gedge’s colleagues and friends from 35 years in the music business. 

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0076: James Bond Jr Watchalong 1

January 11th, 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. Whether you grew up seeing it on TV, or have never watched it before, we recap the history of the project before diving in at the deep end with the first two episodes

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