Moonraker radio play on BBC Radio 4 this weekend

March 29th, 2018 by

BBC Radio 4 to broadcast Moonraker adaptation with Toby Stephens as 007. Martin Jarvis directs this surprisingly up-to-date, all-star guided missile drama. It’s 1954 and British patriot Sir Hugo Drax (Samuel West) has built an atomic rocket, Moonraker, vital to Britain’s defences. It’s ready for a trial launch. But after a double-murder, James Bond (Toby Stephens) goes […]

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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 2

October 7th, 2016 by

Anthony Horowitz, who has just been confirmed as writing a second James Bond continuation novel, appeared on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday. You can listen to the interview online until 3rd November by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. It starts 1:08:30 into the show, with the segment in […]

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Episode 2 of ‘Thrilling Cities’ now available on BBC website

October 19th, 2014 by

The BBC has uploaded episode 2 of its three part serialisation of some of the cities described by Ian Fleming in his Sunday Times series and later book, Thrilling Cities. After covering Hong Kong in the first episode, this week’s episode takes a look at Tokyo from the unique perspective of the creator of 007. […]

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Listen to ‘Thrilling Cities’ on BBC radio

October 11th, 2014 by

Back in 1959 Ian Fleming was commissioned by the Sunday Times, where he was foreign manager, to write a a series of articles for the newspaper about the worlds most exotic cities and bringing a touch of James Bond to the newspaper. He toured the world in order to do this, visiting the Far East, […]

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OHMSS radio play available online

May 5th, 2014 by

[iframe 380 665] Saturday saw the BBC broadcast its new feature length radio version of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with Toby Stephens as 007 and featuring Joanna Lumley as Irma Bunt. The 90 minute long radio play is available on the BBC website until next weekend and so if you’d like to listen to it click […]

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Ian Fleming’s 007 novels to be released unabridged by BBC in September

June 14th, 2012 by

For Your Ears Only… Bond is back with an all-star cast from the cream of British acting talent

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Pinewood Shepperton accepts improved takeover bid [BBC]

May 2nd, 2011 by

Pinewood studios, where most of the James Bond films have been shot and where production for Bond 23 is likely to be based has reached an agreement with Peel Holdings to be acquired for £96.1m. Peel already owns nearly thirty percent of Pinewood and was unanimously accepted by the board of directors. John Whittaker, the […]

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Composer John Barry dies aged 77 [BBC]

January 31st, 2011 by

The sad news of John Barry’s death from a heart attack has been announced this morning on the BBC website. The short article notes: His arrangement of Monty Norman’s James Bond theme led to him composing scores for 11 films in the series, among them Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice. Read Composer John Barry […]

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Dame Judi Dench to return as M in new James Bond film [BBC News]

January 27th, 2011 by

Dame Judi Dench, who has played M since Goldeneye in 1995, has revealed that will reprise the role in Bond 23, according to a report by the BBC. Actress Dame Judi Dench has revealed she will return to play head of MI6, M, in the new James Bond film, which will also see Daniel Craig […]

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