James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

-- FROM CHRIS --

Dear JBR family,

I hope you're all excited about 'No Time To Kill.' Let's hope it's an absolute belter!

This is a bit of a heartfelt message, but with so many ongoing things at the moment, unfortunately, I'll be stepping away from JBR for the foreseeable future.

It's been such a fun five years of Bondage. I'm incredibly proud of what JBR has become. It was brilliant to meet so many fellow Bond geeks, and it was especially cool seeing all the JBR communities spring up around the globe, but the time has come for me to move on.

Sometimes life gets in the way of Bond, and sadly this is one of those times.

So this is Agent Wright signing off.

Au revoir.

PS. Roll on 3rd April 2020!

-- FROM TOM --

JBR Family,

What can I say? After 5 years and 2 million downloads, I'm of course gutted to see our man in Cardiff go, but like all good things, it has to come to an end eventually.

As far as the future of the podcast goes? I'm not yet sure. I'll be thinking things through over the next few weeks. Ultimately I need to go with what feels right in my gut. Whether that's following Chris' lead and bowing out gracefully, or coming back with a kiss kiss bang bang. I'm sure with a bit of reflection the right decision will come soon enough.

Whatever happens, I want to thank all the members of the JBR family from the bottom of my heart. Without you guys, JBR wouldn't have lasted beyond the first year, let alone five.

Once I've done some thinking, I'll of course be in touch.

For now, let's enjoy this little highlight reel of some of our more "professional" moments from the last 5 years.

Thanks again everybody,

Tom

PS. Oh by the way, in case you were wondering how I feel about Bond 25's new title?...I f***ing love it, mate!

Direct download: An_Important_Message_From_JBR.mp4
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Secret Cinema does Casino Royale.

To be part of the experience, book your tickets now at SecretCinema.org.

Additional tickets have just been released, with new dates running through to September 22nd.

Get your tickets now!

Camera work and editing by the legend that is, Mr. Dan Gale.

Direct download: Secret_Cinema__Casino_Royale_Review_James_Bond_Radio_Special_Report.mp4
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This week JBR returns with a look back at last month's visit to the ultimate Bond location, Piz Gloria.

We'll also be talking about the latest Bond 25 rumours and more.

Direct download: JBR162-JBR-Does-Piz-Gloria.mp3
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This week we have some more Timothy flavoured action for you. 

Courtesy of our other man in LA, we're joined by Grand L. Bush, who you'll recognise as 'Hawkins' in Licence To Kill.

He talks about each of his fellow cast members, director John Glen, the Broccoli family, how he got the role, various shooting locations around Florida and Mexico, what the first Bond movie he ever saw in the cinema was, how he approached playing Hawkins, what it was like to meet Prince Charles and Lady Diana at the film's London premiere, what his relationship with Bond fans has been like over the years, as well as his friendships with Sylvester Stallone and Dennis Hopper.

Don't miss this week's James Bond Radio.

Direct download: JBR161-Grand-L-Bush.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 2:34am UTC

For the latest episode of The Comics of Bond, Jack Lugo interviews writer and artist Ibrahim Moustafa.

At the top of the show, Ibrahim reveals his new role in one of the ongoing Dynamite Comics Bond series. Find out Ibrahim’s answers to the quickfire questions, and learn all about his inspired Bond artwork and even figurine work.

Ibrahim has been doing Bond artwork for a long time and with his new role over at Dynamite comics, we are guaranteed to see even more brilliant artwork from him in the near future. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion as we look further into the ongoing Comics of Bond!

Direct download: The-Comics-Of-Bond-Ibrahim-Moustafa.mp3
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Dan Gale returns to JBR this week with an exclusive interview with Dr. Cary Edwards PhD. As a film studies lecturer and author of the new book "He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him," Cary takes a deeper look into the potential hidden meanings and symbolism in the Bond films of Timothy Dalton.

Direct download: DG004-Dan-Gale-Talks-Timothy-Dalton-With-Cary-Edwards.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

In the 4th and final instalment of this year's anniversary episodes, John Williams is joined by 3 more intrepid listeners to talk the music of Bond. We're joined by - Logan Morford (Kentucky, USA), Marty O'Dwyer (Kansas City, USA) and Pablo Schaffner (Sydney, Australia).

Direct download: JBR159-5th-Anniversary-Part-4-TMOB020.mp3
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To celebrate the third instalment of this year's anniversary episodes, John Williams is joined by 3 intrepid listeners to talk the music of Bond. We're joined by - Andrew Cook (Sheffield, UK), Matthew Chernov (Los Angeles, USA) and Paul Jamieson (Melbourne, Australia).

Direct download: TMOB019-5th-Anniversary-Part-3.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

To celebrate the second instalment of this year's anniversary episodes we've invited another 3 intrepid listeners onto the show to talk Bond. We're joined by - Stan Luker (Surrey, UK), Dennis James Hardin (New York, USA) and Gary Bootle (Preston, UK).

Direct download: JBR157-5th-Anniversary-Part-2.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

JBR is 5 years old!

To celebrate the first instalment of this year's anniversary episodes we've invited 3 intrepid listeners onto the show to talk Bond. We're joined by - Matt Raubenheimer (Cape Town, South Africa), Marlene Orth (Munich, Germany) and Dave Chantry (Wales, UK).

Direct download: JBR156-5th-Anniversary-Part-1.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

It’s time for the JBR Family to speak once again! Our intrepid listeners get a chance to take the microphone and voice their thoughts on Brosnan’s second Bond film. As usual there are a whole lot of passionate Bond fans out there with something to say.

Tune in to find out what everybody thinks of Bond ’97.

Direct download: JBR155-Tomorrow-Never-Dies-Listener-Takeover.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

Things are heating up as we reach the final act of our Tomorrow Never Dies Review.

After escaping Carver's Saigon headquarters, we pay a visit to Wai Lin's safe house. After witnessing her kung fu skills first hand, we go on the hunt for Elliot. Finishing up with a firefight on board his stealth boat, we ask the question: Is Tomorrow Never Dies a worthy follow up to Goldeneye?

Find out on this week’s episode of James Bond Radio.

Direct download: JBR154-Tomorrow-Never-Dies-Review-Part-3.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

We’re back with the second part of our Tomorrow Never Dies review.

This week we take a look at Paris Carver's late night visit to Bond's hotel room, pay a visit to Elliot's secret lab, and meet a man well versed in the ways of chakra torture, Dr. Kaufman. We take part in an epic car chase with a difference, HALO jump into Vietnamese territory, and in old school Bond style we take some time out for a spot of scuba diving.

Our deep dive into Pierce Brosnan’s second 007 film continues.

Direct download: JBR153-Tomorrow-Never-Dies-Review-Part-2.mp3
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It’s time to begin our exploration of Pierce Brosnan's second bond film, 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies.

This time Bond faces off against media mogul, Elliot Carver, as played by Jonathan Pryce. We have a new 007 director in the shape of 'Air America's' Roger Spottiswoode, we have slap happy Desperate Housewife, Teri Hatcher, and we have Hong Kong action star, Michelle Yeoh as Bond's Chinese opposite number Wai Lin.

Is it a solid follow up to Brosnan's Goldeneye debut, or are we left wanting more?

Find out on this week’s episode of James Bond Radio.

Direct download: JBR152-Tomorrow-Never-Dies-Review-Part-1.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

It's time to climb into our Lotus Esprit and drive it straight into the sea on this week's The Music of Bond.

While John Barry takes another break from the world of 007, Marvin Hamlisch steps up to score the The Spy Who Loved Me. As a film it's often referred to as Sir Roger's best, but what of the score?

Tune in for discussion on the history of the music, a look behind the scenes and a track by track discussion of the original soundtrack release.

Direct download: TMOB018-The-Spy-Who-Loved-Me-Soundtrack-Review.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:56pm UTC

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