James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

Merry Christmas everybody!

We're rounding out the year with our comprehensive James Bond 007 quiz bonanza. We're going to test your knowledge of all 6 Bonds, plus look at the music, the books and even an entire round dedicated to guessing quotes. It doesn't get any better than this everybody!

We'll be looking at the latest spoiler-free SPECTRE (Bond 24) news, including the Sony hack. We'll be talking Dr. Evil's comeback and a host of other Bondian bits n bobs. 

Get your pen and paper at the ready, it's time for the Big James Bond Boxing Day Quiz 2014!


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Bond 24 is: SPECTRE. After the amazing press event on December 4th, we've put together a super special emergency episode almost a week earlier than scheduled to discuss the news. Along with our thoughts about the title and cast announcement, we've included interviews with the cast members, calls from our listeners and an interview with noted Bond scholar Ajay Chowdury.

If you're pumped at the recent announcement, this is the show where you can find out even more about SPECTRE. Whether you're interested in the Aston Martin DB10, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Lea Seydoux, Monica Belluci, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Mendes, Rory Kinnear, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Scott or Daniel Craig, we talk it over in this episode of James Bond Radio.

It's an amazing time to be a Bond fan, ladies and gentleman!

Warning: If you're looking to avoid potential spoiler talk, we urge you to turn back now! This episode is festooned with more rumours, ideas and plot speculations than you could shake a Martini at. Obviously, at this point they are just rumours but if you want to go into Bond 24 completely blind, then it's probably best to give this one a miss!

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It’s that time again. Thursday December 4th 2014, will bring the announcement of the title and cast of Bond 24. The live cast direct from Pinewood Studios will be taking place at 11am GMT sharp, so make sure you’re here to witness it first hand.

Both Chris and I will be on JamesBondRadio.com posting comments below the video as the news is released and we’d love it if you’d join in the discussion too.

Here's the link...


This is it guys, Bond history in the making!

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This week, we conclude our Connery coverage on James Bond Radio. After reviewing every movie from Dr. No to Never Say Never Again we continue our previous episodes efforts to rank and rate some of Sean's finest moments as everyone's favourite spy.

In addition, we hear our second on location report from JBR listener Matthew Grice, who recently had the pleasure of meeting new Young Bond author, Steve Cole. 

You may notice a slight dip in audio quality this week as Tom is currently recording from a remote island in Thailand, without his usual recording setup. You might know the place? There's a funny mushroom shaped rock and a little fella running around in a bowler hat too!


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Now we've discussed, reviewed and rated all 7 Sean Connery Bond films, we take some time out to look over Connery's career as James Bond. We look at everything from the best to worst M scenes, the best one liners, the best pre-title sequences and plenty more. 

Also, we hear our first on location report from Septembers From Sweden, With Love event, where JBR listener Caspar Ingels tells us all about his meetings with Robert David, Kristina Wayborn, John Glen and many others. There are some great stories you'll absolutely love!

Along with the usual Bond banter, trivia and quotes, we also take a look at the latest Bond 24 news with Christoph Waltz's casting. 

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This week we're saying goodbye to Sean Connery's Bond with our review of Diamonds Are Forever. We go scene by scene and discuss everything from Sean's wobbly leg in the gunbarrell to Mr. Wint's eye watering demise.

Alongside the film review, we've got listener quotes, the answer to our last episode's Fawlty Towers/Bond trivia question, discussion about what a Christopher Nolan directed Bond might be like and an intriguing new listener question about a movie written by Ian Fleming that we never knew existed!

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In light of the recent passings of iconic Bond henchmen Richard Kiel, Gottfried John and Geoffrey Holder, we're back with our tribute episode to The Henchmen of Bond. We go right back to where it all started with Dr. No, go all the way through to Skyfall and even look at the recent revelations about Dave Bautista and Bond 24. 

 Also hear an awesome listener story involving a chance meeting with Pierce Brosnan, some great listener submitted trivia and all the usual Bond fun and frolics!

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We're back with the concluding episode of our Scores of Bond coverage. This time we go from For Your Eyes Only all the way through to Skyfall. We talk about all the remaining 007 composers including Bill Conti, Michael Kamen, Eric Serra, David Arnold, Thomas Newman and of course more John Barry.

 Also hear all about Tom's controversial choice for Bond #7. Hear our thoughts on the "Mark Strong as Blofeld rumours" and more of the usual Bond banter.

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This week we go behind the scenes of On Her Majesty's Secret Service with author Charles Helfenstein. As the author behind seminal book 'The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' Charles has a unique insight into the movie. In today's episode he busts some prominent myths, exposes some amazing truths and tells a ton of jaw dropping stories about the Bond movie that divides opinion more than any other.

This is another 2.5 hour epic, so sit back and enjoy with a glass of your favourite tipple...Royal Hennessy of course!

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It's Lazenby time, baby! So in our longest episode so far, which spookily matches the running time of the movie down to the minute, we explore the Bond film that has divided the opinion of Bond fans since it came out back in '69.

We go through the film scene by scene, discuss the 'what ifs,' the alternate ending that never happened and more.

Also, we run through the usual gauntlet of Bond 24 news, trivia and quotes, and last but not least an intruiging idea on how you could update and reboot the literary Bond post-Boyd!

If you only ever listen to one episode of James Bond Radio, make sure it's this one!

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