James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

Dan Gale returns from the field for his second JBR documentary: You Only Live Splice.

This time it's a video only podcast exploring the editing work of everyone's favourite 80s Bond director, John Glen. Get ready to be blown away with some killer visuals, biting wit and more in-jokes than you could shake a Walther PPK at.

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Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas Bond fans! 

It's that time of year again. The fire is roaring, the presents have been opened, the family bickering has died down and it's time for some Bond. We have one hundred killer questions for you that will put your 007 skills to the test. Do you have what it takes?

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As a movie that divides opinion among Bond fans we thought we'd dig a little deeper into A View To A Kill this week. Before we turn the microphone over to the JBR listeners for our upcoming 'Listener Review' episode, we decided to seek out two proud defenders of the film.

First up we have Mark O'Connell, author of 'Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan,' who frequently cites AVTAK as his all-time favourite Bond film. We're also joined by Andrew McNess, who is so passionate about Bond 14, he wrote an entire book on the subject called 'A Close Look at A View To A Kill.' 

In addition to all the AVTAK talk we hear about Daniel Craig's recent on-stage performance in Othello. We get the full report from the recent JBR meet up in London and we hear about 'JBR South Coast Central's' first on-location meet up coming up early next year.

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On this week's Music Of Bond, hosts Warren and Chris chat about a real unsung hero of the James Bond franchise - the 007 Trumpeter Derek Watkins.

Derek has played on the soundtrack for every film from Dr. No to Skyfall, and has undoubtedly helped shape the sound of the films. We also speak to a colleague and Derek's widow Wendy about his unbelievable career.

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JBR is back to conclude our review of the final instalment of Roger Moore's Bond: A View To A Kill. This time it's all about Screamin'! Stacey Sutton, Murderous May Day, big ole blimps and The Golden Gate Bridge. 

Also hear the full report from Q The Music's recent gig at The Harlington Theatre. Stories from Sir Roger's "An Evening with..." tour and a whole lot more!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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