James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

The Music of Bond is back with our Thunderball soundtrack review. This week we talk about the history of the score, the last minute switch from the original theme Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang to Tom Jones' Thunderball. We discuss favourite tunes and go through the original soundtrack release track by track. Is it a step up from Goldfinger? Does it live up to the hype of the biggest Bond of all? Find out on this week's Music of Bond.

Direct download: TMOB008-Thunderball-Soundtrack-Review.mp3
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It's time to talk about the second half of The Living Daylights. Last time we left Bond brooding over the killing of Saunders. This week we kick off with 007 landing in Tangiers on his way to a nasty meeting with General Pushkin.

We're talking Russian airbases, fights on planes, desert battles, diplomatic bags and a whole lot more on this week's JBR. Let's get deep on Daylights and see what we make of the climax to Timmy's 00-debut.

IMPORTANT: We're running a JBR charity collection for UNICEF in Sir Roger's memory. We'd love it if you'd help us reach our goal of £1,500.

Please CLICK HERE to donate.

You can donate from anywhere in the world in whatever currency you like.

Thanks,

Tom & Chris

Direct download: JBR122-The-Living-Daylights-Review-Part-2.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 4:53am UTC

Sir Roger Moore sadly passed away aged 89 on May 23rd 2017. As the ever popular, ever charming "People's Bond" we decided to suspend our regular programming and instead put together a tribute to the great man.
 
Over the next 4+ hours we go through the messages of sympathy from the world of Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. We talk to Maddy Smith, Roger's very first Bond girl. We're joined by author of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond fan, Mark O'Connell, and we're even joined by the great man himself as we revisit our interview with Sir Roger from 2016.
 
We also wanted to give a voice to Sir Roger's fans around the world, so we put out a request for messages from the JBR listeners. What can only be described as a "server melting" response followed with over 3 hours of voicemails all sharing stories, memories and favourite moments of Sir Roger. 
 
Being the lifelong fans of the great man that we all are, this episode serves as a love letter to Sir Roger and our way of thanking him for a lifetime of smiles. 
 
Sir Roger, we salute you.
 
Tom & Chris
James Bond Radio
Direct download: JBR-A-Tribute-To-Sir-Roger-Moore.mp3
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It's with a heavy heart we report the passing of Sir Roger Moore. This week's podcast will be a tribute to the man himself and we need your help. We'd love each member of the JBR family to send in a voicemail with their favourite Sir Roger memories.

Whether that's your favourite Sir Roger Bond moment, or a memory of meeting the great man in real life we want to hear it. Please head over to JamesBondRadio.com right now, click the 'Send Voicemail' button on the right hand side and help us pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore.

Direct download: Goodbye-Sir-Roger-Moore.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 5:07pm UTC

It's time to say goodbye to Sir Roger and enter the age of Timothy Dalton. The year is 1987. We have a brand new Bond, a Fleming based story and quite possibly the best pre-title sequence in the entire series.

This week on James Bond Radio, we're going deep on The Living Daylights. We talk about everything from Timmy's performance in the gun barrel to Kara's skills on the cello. Daylights is a firm fan favourite but does it hold up 30 years on? Find out on this week's edition of JBR.

Review begins at 36:00

 

Direct download: JBR120a-The-Living-Daylights-Review.mp3
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The Music of Bond is back with our Goldfinger soundtrack review. This week we talk about the history of the score, discuss favourite tunes and go through it track by track. Is it John Barry's all-time masterpiece? Does it live up to the hype? Is it the kind of score you can make scrambled eggs to? Find out on this week's Music of Bond.

As previously mentioned, due to the tremendous workload involved in running Q The Music (the world's greatest James Bond concert experience), we've had to say goodbye to our previous Music of Bond co-host, Warren Ringham. The band are out on tour throughout the UK this year, so be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out. 

Direct download: TMOB007a-Goldfinger-Soundtrack-Review.mp3
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This week we're joined by 2 intrepid Bond location adventurers. We talk to Martijn Mulder, author of "On The Tracks of 007." Widely regarded as the ultimate Bond travel bible, Martijn has been searching out and visiting a huge number of all time classic 007 locations for years.

We're also joined by Uwe Brosamle, who has travelled to a huge number of amazing Bond locations. Not only that, he is also the proud owner of a fully kitted out 1977 Lotus Esprit Turbo.

Direct download: JBR119-On-The-Tracks-Of-007.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 11:22am UTC

We're back from our month long trip to Shrublands! This week we return with a killer interview with For Your Eyes Only composer Bill Conti. You'll hear the story of how he got the job, what it was like to work on the movie, and the story of a hilarious alternate score to the Citreon chase (thanks to Cubby Broccoli).

In addition, we open up the MI6 Mailbag and answer 10 killer listener questions.

Direct download: JBR118-Bill-Conti-MI6-Mailbag-5.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

No JBR this week. We'll actually be taking a break through the rest of March due to a spot of travel and a couple of secret missions from MI6. To keep you going in the meantime we'll drop a little nugget of fun in your podcast feed every Friday until our return. We can't have you missing us too much, can we? 

This week, join Tom at the piano as he learns how to play Live & Let Die, recorded back in the heady days of 2015, the weekend before SPECTRE was released. 

See you in April when JBR returns with a kiss kiss bang bang!

Direct download: Tom_learns_how_to_play_Live__Let_Die.mp4
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

James Bond Radio is 3 years old!

To celebrate we're continuing our birthday tradition of inviting 5 of our listeners to join us on the show. This year we're talking Bond with Andy Dermott from Dublin, Logan Morford from Kentucky (USA), Steve Spring from Northampton (UK) Brian Quast from Illinois (USA) and Tom Ryan also from Dublin. 

 

Direct download: JBR117-3rd-Birthday-Fancast.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC