James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

James Bond Radio returns this week with an in-depth look at the cinematic trailers of Bond. We cover the latest Bond news and rumours including the recent Amazon and Apple revelations. And we speculate on the big changes that might be coming in the post-Daniel era of 007.

Direct download: JBR126-The-Trailers-Of-Bond-Part-1.mp3
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This week we welcome Bond legend and member of 007 royalty: John Glen. We talk about his time working on On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Then we cover his stint as the longest serving Bond director of all time from 1981's For Your Eyes Only through to 1989's Licence To Kill.

John tells some fascinating stories in an interview that's sure to go down as an all-time classic episode of JBR.

[Interview begins at 45:40]

Note: This interview was recorded before the passing of Sir Roger Moore and before Daniel's recent announcement confirming his return for Bond 25.

Direct download: JBR125-John-Glen-Interview.mp3
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Who is it going to be?

Direct download: JBR_Trailer_125.mov
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It's time to talk the music of You Only Live Twice. This week we talk about the history of the score, discuss standout tunes and go track by track through the soundtrack. 

Also this week we have a brand new range of JBR merchandise available including T-Shirts, hoodies, mugs and more. All featuring the brand new updated JBR logo. 

To find out more go to...

http://jamesbondradio.com/shop

Direct download: TMOB009-You-Only-Live-Twice-Soundtrack-Review.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 6:00am UTC

It's time for the JBR Family to speak once again! As the last entry in our coverage of The Living Daylights, our intrepid listeners to take the microphone and voice their thoughts.

Not only that, we discuss all the recent Bond 25 news, including the newly revealed 2019 release date and a whole lot more.

Listener Reviews Begin At 56:00

Direct download: JBR124-The-Living-Daylights-Listener-Reviews.mp3
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This week we go behind the scenes of The Living Daylights with Charles Helfenstein. As the author of 'The Making of The Living Daylights,' Charles has a deep insight into the film.

Like his previous JBR appearance for The Making of OHMSS, he again busts some prominent myths, this time for Timothy's Bond debut. He reveals just who the first choice was to play Bond, Timothy or Pierce? We discover some of the early plot ideas featuring Bond as a 20 year old rookie. And some fascinating scenes cut from the final movie. Get ready for a killer interview as we go even deeper on The Living Daylights

Interview begins at 46:20

Direct download: JBR123-The-Making-of-The-Living-Daylights-Charles-Helfenstein.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 6:37am UTC

Dan Gale returns to James Bond Radio this week with an alternative commentary to The Living Daylights. Play along with the movie itself or listen as a standalone podcast, it works both ways.

If you're not familiar with Dan's previous work be sure to check his JBR documentary podcasts, TAPE SECRET!: The Audiobooks of James Bond and You Only Live Splice: The Editing of John Glen.


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
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 1:15pm UTC