James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

Merry Christmas Bond fans!

It’s time for the 008th annual Big James Bond Boxing Day Bonanza Quiz. We have 100 fiendishly challenging questions to put you to the test.

Will you be keeping your British end up?

Enter this year’s quiz to find out!

Your Score: Are you chocolate loving, Mr. Mendel, or are you 007 himself?

90-100: 007
80-89: M
70-79: Q
60-69: Leiter
50-59: Tanner
40-49: Jack Wade
30-39: Nick Nack
20-29: Lieutenant Hip
10-19: JW Pepper
0-9: Mr. Mendel

Direct download: JBR234-Boxing-Day-Quiz-2021.mp3
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JBR returns with another surprise bonus episode of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

This time we've drafted in our two missing 00s from our previous roundtable, Dan Gale and Brian Dobson, along with some members of the JBR family to discuss Daniel's final film.

With us today are Marlene Orth, Chris Wood, Jamie Mitchell, Ralfy Babes, and our man Down Under, Paul Jamieson.

Direct download: JBR233-NTTD-Bonus-Roundtable-2.mp3
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BONUS NO TIME TO DIE PODCAST!
 
Today, Chris is joined by none other than the nefarious Dr. Vogel, herself, Brigitte Millar.
Direct download: JBR232-NTTD-Bonus-Brigitte-Millar.mp3
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It's time for the final episode of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

To finish off the 30 days, we're turning the mic over to our intrepid family of listeners. Each caller has 90 seconds to share their review of the film, then it's onto the next one. With over 150+ reviews, today's episodes is going to make a very interesting listen.

Extra big thanks go out to JBR editor in-chief, Michael Kirwan, for producing the 30 days. Especially today's episode, which was a monster of a podcast to cut together. Agent Kirwan, we salute you!

Direct download: JBR231-NTTD-Part-20.mp3
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It's time for part 19 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

For the penultimate episode of the 30 days, we've drafted in team JBR to talk about the film. With us today are JW, Jack Lugo, Michael Kirwan, and JBR Family Quizmasters, Rory Couper and John Ward.

Direct download: JBR230-NTTD-Part-19.mp3
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It's time for part 18 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

JW returns to talk about the Hans Zimmer score with guitarist and all round good bloke, Chris Wood. Many of you will know Chris from his @bondonvinyl account on instagram. If you haven't come across him yet, give him a follow, you won't regret it.

Direct download: JBR229-NTTD-Part-18a.mp3
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It's time for part 17 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we take more listener questions, and discuss what the JBR Family are thinking about No Time To Die.

Direct download: JBR228-NTTD-Part-17.mp3
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It's time for part 16 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we take some listener questions, and talk about what the JBR Family are thinking about No Time To Die.

Direct download: JBR227-NTTD-Part-16.mp3
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It's time for part 15 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we talk about the film in its entirety, and how it fits within the Daniel Craig era.

JBR returns on Monday with more No Time To Die action.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR226-NTTD-Part-15.mp3
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It's time for part 14 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we discuss that controversial ending.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR225-NTTD-Part-14.mp3
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It's time for part 13 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we discuss the climax of the film. 

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR224-NTTD-Part-13.mp3
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It's time for part 12 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we discuss The Factory & The Farm.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR223-NTTD-Part-12.mp3
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It's time for part 11 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we join our 00s on their mission to Safin's island.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR222-NTTD-Part-11.mp3
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It's time for part 10 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In the final episode of the week we pay a visit to Madeleine's family home in Norway.

After our weekend break, 30 Days of No Time To Die continues on Monday.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR221-NTTD-Part-10.mp3
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It's time for part 9 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we pay a visit to Belmarsh Prison, and spend some time with Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR220-NTTD-Part-9.mp3
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It's time for part 8 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode we pay a visit to Q at his home, and watch as Madeleine meets a new (and very creepy) client.

Editing by Michael Kirwan.

Direct download: JBR219-NTTD-Part-8.mp3
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It's time for part 7 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode, Tom & Chris discuss the action aboard the freighter, after Bond's adventures in Cuba.

Direct download: JBR218-NTTD-Part-7.mp3
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It's time for part 6 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

Oh my goodness me. It's time to meet the CIA's finest, gun toting beauty, Paloma. In today's episode, Tom & Chris go deep on the action in Cuba.

Direct download: JBR217-NTTD-Part-6.mp3
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It's time for part 5 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode, Tom & Chris discuss the raid on the secret MI6 lab. We meet Valdo Obruchev, and take a trip to Bond's Jamaican home, where we bump into an old friend.

Direct download: JBR216-NTTD-Part-5.mp3
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It's time for part 4 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

 

In today's episode, Tom & Chris discuss Billie Eilish's theme tune, and the accompanying title sequence visuals. How does the song and visuals match up to Daniel's other entries? Find out in today's podcast.

Direct download: JBR215-NTTD-Part-4.mp3
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It's time for part 3 of '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode, Tom & Chris talk about the last half of the pre-title sequence. We're talking jumps off bridges, one-eyed henchmen, DB5 donuts, and much more.

Direct download: JBR214-NTTD-Part-3.mp3
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It's time for part 2 of James Bond Radio's '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

In today's episode, Tom & Chris talk about the first part of the pre-title sequence. We discuss the young Madeleine Swann witnessing the murder of her mother by our new villain Lyutsifer Safin, and take a look at the opening to the Matera sequence.

Direct download: JBR213-NTTD-Part-2.mp3
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And so it begins...

It's time for '30 Days of No Time To Die.'

Before we go any further, we'd like to make it 100% clear that this is a SPOILER FILLED review. If you've not seen the film yet, then hold tight until you have. 

In today's episode, Tom & Chris talk about their first impressions of the 25th Bond film 'No Time To Die.'

Direct download: JBR212-NTTD-Part-1.mp3
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This week, Tom & Chris are once again joined by professional stunt driver, Ross Scharphorn to conclude our coverage of The Car Chases of Bond.

Last week, we started at Dr No, and finished up with For Your Eyes Only. This time around, we'll begin with Octopussy, then going film-by-film all the way through to SPECTRE.

Join us as we go deep on the car chases of Bond.

Direct download: JBR211-The-Car-Chases-Of-Bond-Part-2.mp3
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This week, Tom & Chris are joined by professional stunt driver, Ross Scharphorn.

As a life-long Bond fan, Ross has built an impressive bank of car chase knowledge from the world of Bond. If you want to know any detail about a Bondian car chase, Ross is your man.

Join us as we go deep on the car chases of Bond.

Direct download: JBR210-The-Car-Chases-Of-Bond-Part-1.mp3
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This week, Tom & Chris are joined by Goldeneye & Casino Royale director, Martin Campbell.

Martin talks about the process of casting a new 007, his thoughts on defining a new Bond for the decade to come, his conversations with Daniel Craig about the initial negative press surrounding his casting, and even comments on whether he'd come back for a third crack at Bond.

Martin has been at the very top of our interview hit-list for a very long time, and our time with him did not disappoint. So, be sure to grab yourself a Vesper, put your feet up and enjoy our conversation with Martin Campbell.

*Massive thanks go out to Linda Zhu over at Station C: Canada for hooking us up with Martin. 

Direct download: JBR209-Martin-Campbell.mp3
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Episode Drops Friday August 20th at 12 Noon (GMT).

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This week, Tom & Chris take a look at the Bond villains and their deaths.

From the more hilarious and unusual offerings, "He always did have an inflated opinion of himself," to the cold blooded kills, "I never miss."

Strap in for a massive 3 hour conversation featuring JBR's unique "death rating" system, a new JBR jingle from Dan Gale, and much more.

The podcast will be taking a brief summer break after this week's episode, but we'll be back in September with a massive two-parter you will not want to miss.

Direct download: JBR208-The-Many-Deaths-of-Bond-Villains-Edition.mp3
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Due to a technical mishap, JBR's regular programming for this week has been postponed.

To rescue what would have been an otherwise empty Friday in the calendar, JBR editor-in-chief, Mike Kirwan stepped in with a mini documentary discussing the most bizarre Bond of all. Featuring some well known voices in the Bond fan community including Calvin Dyson, Ajay Chowdhury, Pete Doherty, and more.

JBR returns next week with The Music of Bond: The Living Daylights.

Direct download: JBR-Doc-The-Most-Bizarre-Bond-Of-All.mp3
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This week we have some Ian Fleming action in store for you, courtesy of our LA correspondent Matthew Chernov.

A major new Fleming biography titled The World is Not Enough has just been published in hardcover by Rowman & Littlefield, and Matt conducted an exclusive interview with the book’s author, Oliver Buckton.

Join us for an in-depth and fast moving discussion that covers Fleming’s greatest strengths as a writer, his relationship to the women in his life, popular misconceptions about him, the portrayal of race and racial issues in his Bond novels, the history of the Vesper martini, and much, much more. Oliver even answers our popular ‘quickfire questions.’

Oliver Buckton is professor of English at Florida Atlantic University, and is the editor of the book The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever and author of Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900: The Changing Enemy. His latest work is The World is Not Enough: A Biography of Ian Fleming.

Oliver graciously sent us a special discount code that knocks 30% off the price of the book if JBR listeners purchase it directly through the Rowman and Littlefield publisher website.

Use discount code is: RLFANDF30.

Direct download: JBR207-Oliver-Buckton-On-Ian-Fleming.mp3
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This week, John Williams & Brian Dobson explore the sartorial world of 007.

John and Brian discuss everything from Bond’s best looks, all the way down the line to his more unfortunate outfits.

*Edited by Michael Kirwan

In related news, for any Bond fans interested in all things Bond clothing, check out the brand new book ‘From Tailors With Love’ just released from fellow Bond community podcasters, Peter Brooker and Matt Spaiser.

From Tailors with Love tells the story of the celluloid Bond’s clothing and the talents behind the wardrobes through the people who worked on the films, the fashions of the eras and the meaning the clothes have within the films.

The book provides fresh insights through exclusive interviews with Bond-series costume designers Lindy Hemming, Jany Temime, Jodie Tillen and Emma Porteous, the late celebrity shirtmaker to the Bond series Frank Foster, Bond film director John Glen, menswear mogul Umberto Angeloni, keeper of the Bond brands David Mason and many others.

You can grab your copy from Amazon.
Amazon UK / Amazon US

Direct download: JBR206-Sartorial-Bond.mp3
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On the latest episode of JBR: The Comics of Bond, Jack Lugo interviews writer Christos Gage.

Christos is the writer of the current Dynamite James Bond series – James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE. In the series, Bond must infiltrate SPECTRE in order to stop a greater threat.

Along the way, we learn how Christos incorporated elements of the way Blofeld was portrayed in the Fleming books as well as what motivates Bond in his original story.

Christos also teases what challenges lie ahead for Bond in this thrilling new comic where Bond will seek to bring down SPECTRE from within.

Look for James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE wherever you get your comics.

*Edited by Michael Kirwan

Direct download: JBR-Comics-Christos-Gage-JB-Agent-of-SPECTRE.mp3
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This week, Commanders Wright & Gale revisit the James Bond 25 Day Challenge that took the Bond community by storm last year.

Chris and Dan discuss everything from favourite locations, to set design, action sequences and much more. Get set for a 3 hour mammoth podcast, so buckle up, grab yourself a cool martini, and enjoy this week’s podcast.

Direct download: JBR205-25-Day-Challenge-Revisited.mp3
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It’s time for the fifth and final instalment of JBR’s 007th anniversary celebrations.

This week, JW returns with 3 brave 00s, David Stephens, Mark Collins & Matthew Compton to talk about the music of Bond

JBR returns next week with our man in Somerset Dan Gale. 

*Edited by Michael Kirwan

Direct download: JBR204-JBR-007th-anniversary-part-5.mp3
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It's time for the fourth instalment of JBR's 007th anniversary. This week, we're joined by another 2 brave 00s to talk all things Bond.

First up, we’re joined by our man in Scotland, Commander Craig Laurenson, followed by Tom's fellow man from The Isle of Wight, Commander Nick Grandvoinet.

JW returns to JBR next week with some Bond music birthday banter.

Direct download: JBR203-JBR-007th-anniversary-part-4.mp3
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It's time for the third instalment of JBR's 007th anniversary! This week, we're joined by another 2 fearless listeners to talk all things Bond.

First up, we’re joined by our man in Ireland (and JBR editor), Commander Michael Kirwan, followed by our man in Iowa, Commander Terrance Layhew.

JBR returns next week for more birthday banter. 

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James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Join us every Friday as we explore the world of 007.

From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Robert Davi, Bill Conti, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to film reviews, and all the latest news, JBR covers it all.

With many years of faithful service to the Bond community, and features in Variety, The Times, BBC Radio 2, The Radio Times & TalkRADIO, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things 007.

DISCLAIMER: James Bond Radio is an unofficial entity and is not affiliated with EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Danjaq, LLC.

Direct download: JBR202-JBR-007th-anniversary-part-3.mp3
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It's time for the second instalment of our 007th anniversary episodes! This week, we're joined by 2 fearless listeners to talk all things Bond.

First up, we’re joined by our man in London, Commander Alex Robson, followed by our man Down Under, Commander Brendan Low.

JBR returns next week for more birthday banter. 

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James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Join us every Friday as we explore the world of 007.

From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Robert Davi, Bill Conti, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to film reviews, and all the latest news, JBR covers it all.

With many years of faithful service to the Bond community, nearly 2.5 million iTunes downloads, and features in Variety, The Times, BBC Radio 2, The Radio Times & TalkRADIO, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things 007.

DISCLAIMER: James Bond Radio is an unofficial entity and is not affiliated with EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Danjaq, LLC.

Direct download: JBR201-JBR-007th-anniversary-part-2.mp3
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JBR is 007 years old!

To celebrate the first instalment of this year’s anniversary episodes we’ve invited 3 intrepid listeners onto the show to talk all things 007.

First up, we’re joined by the husband and wife duo Alan J. Porter and Gillian J. Porter authors of the newly released "Bond Bible" The James Bond Lexicon (Austin, Texas).

Next up we're joined by the man behind the 'Shaken Not Stirred' 007 Facebook group, Matt Wood (London, UK). And last but not least we're joined by our man in Gibraltar, Steven Sanchez (Gibraltar).

Direct download: JBR200-JBR-007th-anniversary-part-1.mp3
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JBR is 007 years old!

As usual we are planning on celebrating in style by inviting YOU, the JBR Family to join us on the show to talk Bond.

Click the link below for more details...

http://jamesbondradio.com/who-wants-to-be-on-jbrs-007th-anniversary-episode/

JBR Returns on Friday 16th April.

Direct download: JBR_7th.mp4
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"He has a powerful weapooooooon!" That's right, The Golden Gun has finally arrived. Join me as I open it for the first time.

PS. In a similar tradition to No Time To Die's release schedule, JBR will now be returning in early April. See you then, everybody!


Merry Christmas Bond fans!

It's time for the 007th annual Big James Bond Boxing Day Bonanza Quiz. We have 100 fiendishly challenging questions to put you to the test.

Like Q, will you have problems keeping it up? Or will you be keeping your British end up? Enter this year's quiz to find out!

Direct download: JBR199-The-Big-Bond-Boxing-Day-Quiz-2020.mp3
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This week JBR revisits the Fleming v McClory story, courtesy of JBR editor in chief, Michael Kirwan.

The Story of Thunderball is a fascinating one, to say the least, but how did it all happen?

In today's episode, Michael examines the court cases, the stolen ideas and much more to find out why it all happened.

With interviews from Robert Sellers (Author of the ‘Battle for Bond’), Sylvan Mason (Daughter of screenwriter, Jack Whittingham) and JBR's own Dan Gale, it's time to delve deep into the story and the characters surrounding Thunderballand its many iterations. This is Operation Thunderball. 

Written & Edited by Michael Kirwan

Direct download: JBR198-Operation-Thunderball.mp3
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This week, author, Mark Edlitz returns to the show to talk about his new book: The Lost Adventures of James Bond.

As Bond fans, we've all seen the movies and read the books, but there is a hidden world of 007 content left to discover when it comes to the 'lost' or unmade adventures.

In today's episode, Mark talks us through the ideas and outlines for Timothy Dalton's 3rd and 4th Bond films, explores the unproduced Casino Royale stage play written by Raymond Benson, exposes the secret history of the James Bond Jr. animated series, and much more.

Direct download: JBR197-The-Lost-Adventures-of-James-Bond.mp3
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In today’s JBR episode, Agents Wright and Dobson will be discussing all things horology as they delve deeply into The Watches of Bond (Part I).

Bond’s timepiece of choice has often ignited debate… which brand of watch should he wear? What is Bond’s most iconic timepiece? How much does Bond’s watch say about the man himself?

The fascination and mystery around Bond’s watches come as no surprise given Fleming was a man who appreciated the finer things in life, including what he wore upon his wrist. In his case, a Rolex Explorer 1016. “A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.”

Join Chris and Brian as they discuss the watches of Bond from Dr No through to For Your Eyes Only, including how the watches were portrayed, any gadgets that were utilised, and some nifty trivia along the way. There’ll be watches that are familiar to one and all, some recognised only by eagle-eyed viewers, and others that have yet to be identified!

There are also bonus watches to be considered along the way. Although not worn by Bond, they have all made a memorable impact on their characters and the films themselves.

There may even be a little Bond horology quiz at the end to round things off. So, sit back and relax like you have all the time in the world. You won’t want to miss this cracking JBR episode!

Edited by Michael Kirwan

Direct download: JBR196-The-Watches-Of-Bond-Part-1.mp3
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It's time to take 007 back to 1985 on this week's, The Music of Bond.

John Barry returns for his penultimate Bond score, A View To A Kill. As a film it certainly divides opinion, but what of the score?

Tune in for discussion on the history of the music, a look behind the scenes and a look at the highlights of the original A View To A Kill soundtrack release.

*Edited by Michael Kirwan

Direct download: TMOB026-A-View-To-A-Kill-Soundtrack-Review.mp3
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In today’s all new Comics of Bond, JBR episode, Jack Lugo and Dan Gale interview legendary comicbook artist and writer Mike Grell.

From 1989-1990 Mike Grell created arguably the best Bond comic original series, Permission To Die. The 3 issue comic reads very much like a lost Bond film delivering an unparalleled reading experience that still holds up very nicely to this very day.

Set during the Cold War, Permission To Die finds Bond tasked with rescuing the niece of a scientist with launching technology that can seemingly help serve the interests of western governments.

When the scientist turns out to be a megalomaniac hellbent on destruction for what he believes to be the betterment of mankind, Bond must do everything he can to stop him.

Grell also wrote and drew the comic book adaptation of Licence To Kill in 1989. Jack and Dan take a deep dive into the story behind Mike Grell’s work on his Bond comics finding out about Grell’s influences, his life, and career.

Permission To Die contains a number of references and homages Bond fans will deeply appreciate including Bond in a kilt during the pre-titles action sequence as well as the inclusion of Kerim Bey’s daughter as a key character in one of the issues.

You don’t want to miss this Comics of Bond JBR episode!

Direct download: JBR-Comics-Mike-Grell-Interview.mp3
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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 final Bond film, Die Another Day. 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 ’02.

Edited by Michael Kirwan

Direct download: JBR195-Die-Another-Day-Review-Part-4.mp3
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Sir Sean Connery sadly passed away aged 90 on October 31st, 2020. As the original big screen 007, and the man who started it all, we decided to suspend our regular programming and put together a tribute to the great man.

Over the next 3+ hours we come together to talk through our favourite Connery memories and moments, before handing the microphone over to the wider James Bond Radio family. JBR listeners around the world phoned in with messages for the legendary Scotsman, and we've included each and every one of them in this week's episode.

Sir Sean, we salute you.

Edited by JBR Agent Michael Kirwan

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The original James Bond 007, Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90, and JBR pays our respects to the great man.

In a change to our scheduled programming, this coming Friday's episode will be a Connery celebration. We would love it, if you'd join us by sending in your favourite memory of Sir Sean via voicemail over at jamesbondradio.com.

Leave your thoughts of the great man in 90 seconds or less and we'll play it on this week's episode.

Let's do the big man proud, and give him a big JBR Family send off together, this Friday.
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It's time for JBR to have it's final say on Die Another Day before next week's listener take over.

Topics include Graves' Icelandic ice palace, tsunami parasailing, car chases on frozen lakes, Miranda Frosts fencing attire, diamonds in belly buttons, and much, much more.

All this and more on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.

*Edited by JBR Agent Michael Kirwan

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The long awaited JBR review of Die Another Day continues with the second act of the film.

Topics include suspicious clinics in Havana, Jinx's magnificent high dive, the introduction of Gustav Graves, the sword fight at Blades, Madonna's cameo, Bond's invisible car, and much, much more.

All this and more on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.

Edited by JBR Agent Michael Kirwan

Direct download: JBR192-Die-Another-Day-Review-Part-2.mp3
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And so it begins...JBR's long awaited review of Pierce Brosnan's final Bond film, Die Another Day.

Join Tom and Chris as they discuss their memories of watching the film at the cinema back in 2002, their perception of the film before and after their latest viewing, and of course, their thoughts on the first act of the film.

Topics include the surfboards of Bond, hovercraft action in North Korea, Madonna's timeless classic theme song, 007's adventures in Hong Kong and Havana, and we finish up this week's action with the introduction of everyone's favourite Bond girl, Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson.

All this and more on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.

*Thanks to Dan Gale for the title image of this week's podcast

Direct download: JBR191-Die-Another-Day-Review-Part-1.mp3
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“But James, I need you.”
“So does England.”

And so begins one of the greatest pre-title sequences in Bond history. This week we’re joined by the one and only Susie Vanner, who played her brief, but essential role in the opening scenes of The Spy Who Loved Me to perfection.

In addition to our chat with Susie, Tom & JW talk about the recent news of No Time To Die’s delay to April 2021. November was not enough, so will another 6 months bring us Bondian joy or yet another delay?

All this and more on this week’s episode of James Bond Radio.

[Susie’s Interview begins at 18:12]

Edited by JBR Agent Michael Kirwan.

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JBR Returns after the summer break with a fresh look at all things No Time To Die.

We discuss the posters, the trailers, the November release date, the box office potential given the current COVID situation, and speculate on what might happen to the Bond franchise post No Time To Die.

If you’ve been avoiding all the trailers and trying to stay as spoiler free as possible, then don’t be afraid. We provide a clear warning once the NTTD discussion begins.

Direct download: JBR189-Catching-Up-With-No-Time-To-Die.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_018.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_017.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_016.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_015.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_014.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_013.mp3
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As some of you may be aware, yesterday was our brother in Bondage, Chris Wright’s 40th birthday. As it was such a landmark occasion Tom decided to pull out all the stops and get him a birthday message from someone very special indeed.

Direct download: Chris_Birthday_360.mp4
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_012.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_011.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_010.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_009.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_008.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_007.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_006.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_005.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_005.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_004.mp3
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JBR's exploration of Christopher Wood's 'James Bond & Moonraker' continues.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_003.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

JBR returns with the long awaited follow up to our audiobook recording of Christopher Wood's, 'The Spy Who Loved Me' novelisation. Every week over the summer we'll be releasing 2 chapters of Christopher Wood's Moonraker.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_002.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

JBR returns with the long awaited follow up to our audiobook recording of Christopher Wood's, 'The Spy Who Loved Me' novelisation. Every week over the summer we'll be releasing 2 chapters of Christopher Wood's Moonraker.

If you've never read it before you're in for some surprises. The book reads like a darker, grittier version of the film we all know and love. With extra scenes, back story and plot details that don't feature on screen, you'll never look at Sir Roger's outer space adventure the same way again.

Read by Dan Gale & Tom Sears.

 

Direct download: JBR_James_Bond_and_Moonraker_Chapter_001.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

It's time for another Big James Bond Quiz, this time powered by the creativity and enthusiasm of the JBR Family itself.

As mentioned in last week's MI6 Mailbag episode, JBR listeners Rory Couper & John Ward have been hosting a Friday Night Bond Quiz on Zoom with assembled members of the JBR Family. So we thought what better way to see in the beginning of Summer, than by bringing them on the podcast for some 00 trivial excitement.

Grab a pen and paper and get ready to test your Bond skills.

Warning: If you thought our usual Boxing Day Quiz was challenging, John & Rory's questions will blow your mind.

Direct download: JBR188-Summer-Quiz.mp3
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This week Tom and Brian open up the MI6 Mailbag with special guest, Darren Noble. Eagle-eared listeners will remember us mention JBR listener Darren as our 'kindest in the community' choice during the James Bond 25 Day Challenge episode, so we thought who better than ol' Dazzy Nobs to join us on this week's episode.

We'll be answering listener questions covering: The future of 007 post 'No Time To Die, whether serialised adventures are better than standalone stories, we reflect on Craig's Bondian legacy, ponder what one does with Blofeld once Daniel leaves, and much more.

Tune in for this week's 00-discussion.

Direct download: JBR187-MI6-Mailbag.mp3
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It’s time to bring 007 back to 1983 on this week’s, The Music of Bond.

John Barry returns for duty on Octopussy. As a film we’re firmly in tongue in cheek territory, 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 Octopussy soundtrack release.

Direct download: TMOB025-Octopussy-Soundtrack-Review.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

We are joined by an all-time legend on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.

The world's greatest stuntman, Vic Armstrong tells us all about his work on Bond (and beyond) over the years. From his first Bond appearance as a volcano ninja in You Only Live Twice, to doubling Bond in Live & Let Die, leaping off castle walls on horseback in Never Say Never Again, and many more. You'll hear the unlikely inspiration behind the Thames boat chase from The World is Not Enough. You'll hear stories of nasty injuries picked up in the line of duty, a Bond idea that made it into a non-Bond movie, and even Vic's thoughts on THAT scene from Die Another Day.

All this and more on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.

Note: A big thank you to Robert Sellers for helping put together this interview.

Direct download: JBR186-The-Stunts-of-Bond-with-Vic-Armstrong.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

On this week’s JBR: The Comics of Bond episode, Alan J. Porter chats with host Jack Lugo about Bond comics, his recent trip to Goldeneye, and his work restoring vehicles and props for the Ian Fleming Foundation.

Alan was an early guest of JBR in 2015 when he talked with Tom & Chris about his book James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007. He is also the co-host of On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast. Find out if the answers to any of Alan’s quick fire questions have changed and what he thinks about the latest Bond comics from Dynamite along with his thoughts on what the Bond franchise should do after No Time To Die. All this and more in this latest installment of JBR: The Comics of Bond.

Direct download: JBR185-Illustrated-007-Alan-J-Porter.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

Tom and Brian explore the James Bond 25 Day Challenge. Discussing everything from our favourite locations, to set design, action sequences and much more. You're going to find a few (positively) shocking opinions on today's episode, so buckle up, grab yourself a cool martini, and enjoy this week's podcast.

Direct download: JBR184-The-James-Bond-25-Day-Challenge.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

This week's podcast sees the return of Robert Sellers. Long time listeners will remember Robert from his first JBR appearance talking about his book, 'The Battle For Bond,' (podcast #012) way back in 2014.

Robert is back with a new Bond book titled, 'When Harry Met Cubby: The Story of the James Bond Producers.'

Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman remain the most successful producing partnership in movie history. But their relationship was fraught almost from the very beginning. With such contrasting personalities, their interactions often span out of control. They managed to drive away their coveted star, Sean Connery, and ultimately each other.

Direct download: JBR183-When-Harry-Met-Cubby-With-Robert-Sellers.mp3
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This week, we're joined by Jon Burlingame, author of 007 music bible The Music Of Bond.

Having written for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and many more, Jon is the one of the leading voices when it comes to writing about music for film and television.

Jon has been at the top of our interview hitlist for a long time, and this week we finally made it happen. So, grab yourself a Vesper, put your feet up, and enjoy, The Music of Bond, with Jon Burlingame.

Direct download: TMOB024-Jon-Burlingame.mp3
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No other film franchise inspires tourism the way the James Bond series does. From Switzerland’s revolving Piz Gloria restaurant that was featured prominently in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” to Thailand’s island of Khao Phing Kan where the climax of “The Man with the Golden Gun” was set, Bond movie locations continue to attract countless visitors each year. And topping the travel bucket list of every serious Bond fan is the country of Jamaica, where scenes from “Dr. No,” “Live and Let Die,” and the upcoming “No Time to Die” were shot.

This week, Variety writer, Matt Chernov joins us to talk about his recent Jamaican 007 adventure.

Direct download: JBR182-James-Bond-Jamaica-Matt-Chernov.mp3
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Sir Roger Moore's right hand man, Gareth Owen joins us this week. He talks about his life working with the great man, how he got into the industry, life at Pinewood, Sir Roger's favourite snack and much more.

Direct download: JBR181-Raising-An-Eyebrow-Gareth-Owen.mp3
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This week, Tom is joined by our man in LA, John Williams, and another brother from Langley, Joe Darlington from Being James Bond.

Now the dust has settled, we talk about the big delay, how the publicity machine might work when it comes to re-hyping an already hyped film 8 months after the fact, and we talk about the virus that caused all the trouble in the first place.

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

Direct download: JBR180-The-Big-No-Time-To-Die-Delay-Coronavirus-And-The-Return-Of-007.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 1:11pm UTC

Jack Lugo talks to Vita Ayala and Danny Lore, the writing team behind Dynamite Comics' new James Bond 007 series.

Direct download: JBR-Comics-Vita-Ayala-and-Danny-Lore.mp3
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Read this book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34890015-factfulness

“There’s no room for facts when our minds are occupied by fear.”

Direct download: No-Time-To-Die-Delayed.mp4
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This week Dan Gale is getting sketchier than usual. He talks to blogger, artist and collector Peter Lorenz, creator of Illustrated007.blogspot.com

Peter became fascinated by James Bond after watching “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 at the age of 10. Over the years he's compiled a nice collection, mostly items with interesting artwork and books. 

Rather than wanting to own everything, he started a virtual collection which, presently, amounts to 55,000 files and counting...

Direct download: JBR179_The_Illustrated_007_With_Peter_Lorenz.mp3
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It's a big day for Bond fans across the world, with the reveal of the new title song for No Time To Die. JBR agents, Sears, Dobson, Williams & Lugo come together to discuss and give their initial thoughts. 

Will Billie Eilish‘s theme song go down as a future classic or a dud? Let's find out in today's emergency roundtable podcast.

Direct download: JBR-Billie-Eilish-No-Time-To-Die-Review.mp3
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It's time to bring 007 back down to Earth on this week's, The Music of Bond.

Rocky composer, Bill Conti reports for duty on 1981's, For Your Eyes Only. As a film we go back to the roots of Fleming with a more serious offering, 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 For Your Eyes Only soundtrack release.

Direct download: TMOB023-FYEO-Soundtrack-Review.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 third Bond film, The World is not Enough. As usual there are a whole lot of passionate Bond fans out there with something to say.

Tune in to find out what 56 members of the JBR Family think of Bond ’99.

Direct download: JBR178-TWINE-90-Second-Listener-Reviews.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

Last week we left Bond and Christmas faking their own death during the pipeline bomb sequence. Today, in the final part of our review of The World is not Enough we look at the last act.

We visit Elektra's Maiden's Tower in Istanbul, M gets kidnapped, Valentin's warehouse is attached by buzz saw helicopters, and we under up at the bottom of the Bosphorus in an upturned submarine. 

All this and more on this week's James Bond Radio.

Direct download: JBR177-TWINE-REVIEW-PART-3.mp3
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It's time for the second part of our look at Pierce Brosnan's 3rd Bond film, The World is not Enough.

Christmas Jones, the underground bunker sequence, Valentin Zukovsky, and Renard are all up for discussion on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.

Direct download: JBR176-TWINE-REVIEW-PART-2.mp3
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JBR returns with our first film review in over a year! Following the departure of co-host Chris, JBR decided to go back to the drawing board and cook up a new way of looking at the films. 

So kick back and enjoy a deep dive into Pierce Brosnan's 3rd Bond film, 1999's The World is not Enough.

Direct download: JBR175-TWINE-REVIEW-PART-1.mp3
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After 2 months of speculation following the news of Dan Romer's departure, it's finally out that Hans Zimmer will be scoring No Time To Die. In true JBR emergency podcast form, Tom & JW jump on the phone to discuss.

Direct download: JBR174-Hans-Zimmer-Emergency-Podcast.mp3
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It's the first podcast of 2020. Happy New Year!

James Bond Radio was privileged recently to get the chance to swap recognition codes and wag chins with the head of the Smershpod podcast, Mr. John Rain. With 90+ episodes under his belt on all manner of films, including all of the Bonds, and now his first book, Thunderbook, The World of Bond According to Smershpod, hitting the stores, John talked to Dan about his love of Bond, the reasons for starting his podcast, turning it into a paper version and what the future holds for Smershpod.

JBR will be putting it's feet up, and taking a break next week, but we'll be back on the 17th with more Bond-tastic action! 

Direct download: JBR173_John_Rain_From_Smershpod.mp3
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