James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

 

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.”

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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Merry Christmas Bond fans!

It’s time for the 6th annual Big James Bond Boxing Day Bonanza Quiz. We have 100 fiendishly challenging questions to put you to the test.

Unlike previous years, this time Tom will be joined by 3 brave listeners who'll be battling it out to be crowned the 2019 Bond Mastermind Quiz Champion.

How big is your Bondian brain? Take the 2019 Big Bond Boxing Day Quiz challenge and find out!

Direct download: JBR172-The-Big-James-Bond-Boxing-Day-Mastermind-Quiz-2019.mp3
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James Bond Radio is back with one of the most memorable Bond villains ever.

That’s right, we're talking Licence To Kill with Robert Davi. We hear him go deep on his time preparing for the role of Franz Sanchez. We hear about his nights on the town with Timothy Dalton, how Frank Sinatra himself put in a good word for him with Cubby, and much more.

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

Robert regularly tours with his tribute to the songs of Frank Sinatra and the American Songbook. Dates are coming up in New York, Los Angeles and around the world.

Find out more and book your tickets HERE before it’s too late!

JBR would like to thank our 'other' man in LA, Matthew Chernov for making this happen. To hear Matthew interview Robert's Licence To Kill co-star, Grand L. Bush, click here.

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Who's it going to be?

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It's time to visit outer space on this week's The Music of Bond.

John Barry returns after Marvin Hamlisch's, The Spy Who Loved Me score to take the reigns on Moonraker. As a film it's often the butt of a joke or two, 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 Moonraker soundtrack release.

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It's that time again. The 007 rollercoaster has begun and the JBR family are all aboard. After today's trailer reveal, 00s Sears, Williams, Dobson and Gale discuss all things No Time To Die with a frame by frame review.

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This week we're joined by author, Mark Edlitz, the man behind the new book 'The Many Lives of James Bond.'

Lots of people love James Bond. But how many have actually been Bond? The Many Lives of James Bond offers the largest ever collection of original interviews with actors who have played Bond in different media, as well as in-depth interviews with many of the diverse artists who have contributed their talents to the making of James Bond movies, television shows, novels, radio dramas, comic books, and video games.

These wide-ranging interviews provide a behind-the-scenes look at the artists' goals, the challenges they faced, and how they met them This book is also the first to examine the Bond character through eyes of the artists who interpret him. As the author talked with these creative people, a through line emerged. It involves a series of related fundamental questions about Bond that artists must reckon with when interpreting Bond.

Who is James Bond and what, if anything, beyond successfully completing a mission does he really want? What drives him? Why did he become an agent? What is the nature of his inner-life? Would he be capable of a satisfying life away from high-octane adventure and danger?

These questions challenge and inspire the creators to pull back the curtain on a deliberately opaque figure in an attempt to explore and analyze Bond's interior life and thought processes, and how the Bond actors have interpreted the role.

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In the second part of our Secret Cinema review, Tom is joined by two brothers from Langley - Being James Bond's, Joe Darlington, and David Zaritsky from The Bond Experience. Find out about Tom and David's encounter at the poker table with Le Chiffre. Discover how Joe got caught in the crossfire when Felix Leiter ended up in a gun fight, and much more in this episode of James Bond Radio.

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00s Sears, Dobson and Gale return to talk about their adventures had inside this summer's Casino Royale Secret Cinema. In the first of a double bill episode, you'll hear tales of Brian smooth talking his way into the VIP lounge. You'll discover what happened to Dan after receiving a secret message in a phone booth. And, you'll learn how Vesper's tragic end was all Tom's fault. 

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

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This week, we're joined by John Richardson, the Oscar-winning special effects supervisor and designer, who has been involved in over 100 movies, including nine James Bond films. Not only that, he's also been involved in a whole host of cinema classics including Aliens, Superman, The Omen, all eight Harry Potter films, and many, many more.

With over five decades of moviemaking under his belt, John recently released his book which lifts the lid on his fascinating career called: Making Movie Magic.

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For the latest episode of The Comics of Bond, Jack Lugo interviews writer Van Jensen.

We talk about Dynamite Comics' Live & Let Die adaptation, we find out Van’s answers to the 007 quickfire questions, and learn all about his work on the Bond comics.

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The Music of Bond returns this week with Tom and JW exploring No Time To Die’s composer, Dan Romer.

We look at Dan’s history in the business, and listen to some of his previous efforts from Cary Fukunaga’s, 'Maniac' to his work on 'FarCry 5.'

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Dan Gale returns this week with special guest, Richard Overall. Richard's work on the Cartoon Network series 'The Adventures of Gumball' was recently brought to JBR's attention after a certain episode titled, 'The Agent' appeared on Youtube.

The brief episode synopsis reads: 

"Gumball and Darwin's clothes go missing after a swimming lesson; when Gumball is forced to wear a tuxedo from the lost and found office, he believes it makes him look like a certain dapper British secret agent."

What follows is 11 minutes of genius-level Bond references that will delight any 007 fan.

So, sit back, pour yourself a Vesper and meet the man behind the action.

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This week Tom returns with Brian Dobson to reminisce about their pilgrimage to Piz Gloria to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

You'll hear what it was like to spend an hour hanging out with George Lazenby at the bar. You'll discover what it was like to circle Piz Gloria from a helicopter with distinguished members of the world press. And you'll hear stories of grown men in tears at the sheer enormity of the occasion.

Not only that, we talk about our Bond 'Euro Trip' across Switzerland to numerous Goldfinger locations, our visit to the Goldeneye Dam, and how we finished up the jaunt scoping out Mr. White's house from the waters of Lake Como.

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James Bond Radio Is Back In Action!

The all-new JBR returns with a roundtable discussion of all things No Time To Die. Agents Sears, Williams, Dobson & Lugo are your hosts in a long form chat about next year's brand new Bond.

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-- 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!

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[SPOILER FREE]

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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Merry Christmas Bond fans!

It's time for the 5th annual Big James Bond Boxing Day Bonanza Quiz. We have 100 devilishly challenging questions to put you to the test. Like Q, will you have problems keeping it up? Or will your British end be firmly in the air?

Take the 2018 Big Bond Boxing Day Quiz challenge and find out!

Direct download: JBR151-Boxing-Day-Quiz-2018.mp3
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This week, Jack Lugo interviews Jeff Parker, the writer behind the new Dynamite Comics 'James Bond Origin' series. Find out Jeff’s answers to the JBR Quickfire Questions and learn about what we can expect from this brand new original James Bond comic set during World War 2.

You don’t want to miss this fascinating discussion as our Station A agent in New Jersey, Jack Lugo continues his exploration of The Comics of Bond!

JBR returns next week with our Big Annual Boxing Day Bond Quiz which drops on December 26th. Be sure to brush up on your Bond, we've got a doozy in store for you this year!

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This week our intrepid, roving reporter, Pete Doherty is bringing us an intriguing interview with Bond production legends, John Grover and Colin Miller.

Starting his journey with The Spy Who Loved Me, Grover, went on to work as editor on For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights, and Licence To Kill.

Colin Miller's work in the sound department began back in 1979 with Moonraker, and included For Your Eyes Only, A View To A Kill & The Living Daylights.

Tune in to this week's episode for a look at Bond behind the scenes.

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This week we're joined by Anders Frejdh, the man behind one of the biggest Bond websites, From Sweden With Love.

As a hardcore Bond fan, Anders has built the largest collection of Bond memorabilia in Scandinavia, has interviewed many Bond alumni including no less than 3 James Bonds (George, Roger & Daniel), and was a key organiser for the Mallorca Film Festival’s tribute to director Guy Hamilton. What's even cooler than that? If you keep your eyes peeled during Quantum of Solace, you'll even spot him on screen.

Tune into this week's JBR for some Bondian banter with our man from Station S.

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This week we’re answering listener questions with subjects including: Who would make a great potential Bond villain, Bond's taste in ladies, what Dalton's Bond might have been like with a different director, and what could be the ultimate question: Should Bond have a hairy chest?

Tune in for this week's 00-discussion.

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