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It's the beginning of the end. Over the last 2 years we've been covering the Sir Roger Moore era of James Bond and it's finally coming to an end with A View To A Kill. It's a film that definitely divides opinion. It certainly has it's lovers but also those who aren't so keen. In his recent JBR interview even Sir Roger himself said "I didn't think it would be as good."

So, what's going on with AVTAK? Is it an underrated gem in the series or do it's detractors have a point? Let's get to the bottom of the AVTAK situation! Grab yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and let's go deep on A View To A Kill.

Direct download: JBR111-A-View-To-A-Kill-Reviewed-Part-1.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 2:34am UTC

Today on the Music Of Bond we look at the iconic James Bond Theme. We delve deep into the history of the tune and look at everything from the origins to the bitter battle for credit over who wrote it.

We also look at the 2001 court case between Monty Norman and The Times, with John Barry appearing as a star witness for the paper. Think you know everything about the James Bond Theme? Bet you don't!

Direct download: TMOB002-The-Music-of-Bond-The20James-Bond-Theme.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

It's time to welcome Oscar winner Peter Lamont to JBR this week. As someone who worked on a total of 18 Bond films from Goldfinger to Casino Royale, we could have made 100 podcasts based on Peter's stories alone.

In today's episode we hear what it was like to work on some of cinemas all-time classic movie sets. We hear all about his time working alongside Ken Adam, taking over the top job on For Your Eyes Only, the terrifying story of being held onboard a hijacked plane during the filming of Octopussy and a whole lot more.

We're truly honoured to have Peter on the show this week, a truly lovely man and an  undisputed all-time Bond legend.

Direct download: JBR110-Peter-Lamont-Interview.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

This week we have some thing completely different for your aural pleasure. In the first of a monthly series of audio documentaries, new 00-JBR recruit Dan Gale takes us through the history of the James Bond audiobooks. That's right, this week you're actually going to learn something!


Direct download: TAPE-SECRET-The-Audiobooks-of-James-Bond.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

Big shout out to JBR roving reporter Matthew Chernov this week for bagging a brief on-the-spot interview with the one and only Gloria Hendry aka Rosie Carver! We'll hear all about her recent jazz tribute to the music of Bond and a whole lot more.

Also we finally get around the the 4th instalment of our Mi6 Mailbag series where you the listener pose your questions to the JBR crew. We've got some doozies for you this week, so be sure to tune in to episode #109 of James Bond Radio.

Direct download: JBR109-Gloria-Hendry-Mi6-Mailbag-4.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:22am UTC

This week join Chris Wright and Warren Ringham for the first of a brand new monthly series for James Bond Radio: The Music Of Bond.

For our inaugural episode we have a fabulous, not-to-be-missed interview with Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Conductor Nic Raine.

Nic was John Barry's orchestrator in the later part of his career, orchestrating both A View To A Kill & The Living Daylights. As well as an insight into working with Barry, we chat to Nic about the process of writing a film score, and delve into the World of Bond music in general.

For those that don't already know, Warren is the man behind the world's greatest 007 tribute band, Q The Music. Be sure to grab your tickets for their show at The Harlington in Fleet on November 27th. A huge number of JBR listeners will be there along with Chris who will be hosting the online live stream.

Direct download: TMOB001-Nic-Raine-Interview.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

James Bond Radio is BACK with what can only be described as the best possible thing EVER!

Yes, that's right we actually got to talk Bond with the one and only Sir Roger Moore. We hear all about his famous backgammon sessions with Cubby Broccoli, watching Timothy Dalton play Bond for the first time and even Sir Roger's first turn as Bond back in 1964.
It's safe to say, if you only ever listen to one episode of James Bond Radio, make it this one.

Sir Roger is our on tour across the UK this autumn. Grab your tickets HERE before it's too late!

Enjoy :-)

Chris & Tom

Direct download: JBR108-Sir-Roger-Moore.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 10:12am UTC

JBR returns tomorrow with a mystery guest. 

Direct download: JBR108-Teaser-web.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am UTC

This week Chris talks to special guest Rich Zakka on the show. Rich is the grandson of actor Timothy Moxon who you will all know as Commander John Strangways from Dr. No. We hear about his service during World War 2, life during Jamaica's jet set hey day of the late 50s and of course hear all about his role in the very first James Bond film. 

 

Direct download: JBR107-Talking-Strangways.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

You know what time it is... it's time to hear your thoughts and feelings on the eighties film that's wrapped in tentacles... Sir Roger's penultimate 007 adventure... Octopussy!!

Is it the perfect Sunday afternoon Bond or is it a joke too far? Is Sir Rog firing on all cylinders or should he have hung up his holster long ago? Is it a mission draped in action, adventure, charm and humour or is it just a secret agent in fancy dress? Why not kick back, slap the headphones on and listen to the most important people on the planet have their say... Bond fans of the world, we salute you!

[Reviews begin at: 28:28]

Direct download: JBR106-Octopussy-Listener-Reviews.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 5:04am UTC