Tue, 26 December 2017
Merry Christmas Bond fans!
It's time for the 4th annual Big James Bond Boxing Day Bonanza Quiz. We have 100 fiendishly challenging questions to put you to the test. Will you come out 'Onatopp' of things? Take the challenge and find out!
Mon, 25 December 2017
Merry Christmas JBR Family!
Fri, 15 December 2017
The Music of Bond is back with a look what many consider to be John Barry's finest work: On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
We talk about the history of the score, the key decision to go with an instrumental track instead of a vocal for the main theme, and go deep on Louis Armstrong's, We Have All The Time In The World.
As usual we go track by track through the original soundtrack release and look at some intriguing covers too.
Fri, 1 December 2017
It's time to conclude our coverage of the James Bond movie trailers, on JBR this week. Picking up where we left off with Octopussy, we go through every remaining trailer right up to SPECTRE. There are plenty of intriguing unused nuggets with lines of dialogue, judo chops and alternate shots that don't show up in the final films.
We also look at some of the latest news and rumours and we explore potential titles for Bond 25. We dig deep with a look at Fleming's work and all the continuation authors. Are there some awesome titles hiding in plain site? Find out on this week's episode of James Bond Radio.
Fri, 17 November 2017
JBR returns after the autumn break and catch up on all things Bond. We cover all the latest news and rumours.
Is Blofeld out of the picture after Christoph Waltz revealed he wouldn't be back for Bond 25? Will we see another actor take over like we've seen in the past? Is it all just smoke and mirrors?
We also talk about the recent Lazenby documentary 'Becoming Bond,' and we cover our recent Bondian adventures from Casino Royale Live at The Royal Albert Hall in London to the unveiling of The Roger Moore stage at Pinewood.
Fri, 15 September 2017
James Bond Radio returns this week with an in-depth look at the cinematic trailers of Bond. We cover the latest Bond news and rumours including the recent Amazon and Apple revelations. And we speculate on the big changes that might be coming in the post-Daniel era of 007.
Fri, 1 September 2017
This week we welcome Bond legend and member of 007 royalty: John Glen. We talk about his time working on On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Then we cover his stint as the longest serving Bond director of all time from 1981's For Your Eyes Only through to 1989's Licence To Kill.
John tells some fascinating stories in an interview that's sure to go down as an all-time classic episode of JBR.
Thu, 31 August 2017
Who is it going to be?
Fri, 18 August 2017
It's time to talk the music of You Only Live Twice. This week we talk about the history of the score, discuss standout tunes and go track by track through the soundtrack.
Also this week we have a brand new range of JBR merchandise available including T-Shirts, hoodies, mugs and more. All featuring the brand new updated JBR logo.
Fri, 4 August 2017
It's time for the JBR Family to speak once again! As the last entry in our coverage of The Living Daylights, our intrepid listeners to take the microphone and voice their thoughts.
Not only that, we discuss all the recent Bond 25 news, including the newly revealed 2019 release date and a whole lot more.
Listener Reviews Begin At 56:00
Fri, 21 July 2017
This week we go behind the scenes of The Living Daylights with Charles Helfenstein. As the author of 'The Making of The Living Daylights,' Charles has a deep insight into the film.
Like his previous JBR appearance for The Making of OHMSS, he again busts some prominent myths, this time for Timothy's Bond debut. He reveals just who the first choice was to play Bond, Timothy or Pierce? We discover some of the early plot ideas featuring Bond as a 20 year old rookie. And some fascinating scenes cut from the final movie. Get ready for a killer interview as we go even deeper on The Living Daylights
Interview begins at 46:20
Direct download: JBR123-The-Making-of-The-Living-Daylights-Charles-Helfenstein.mp3
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Fri, 7 July 2017
Dan Gale returns to James Bond Radio this week with an alternative commentary to The Living Daylights. Play along with the movie itself or listen as a standalone podcast, it works both ways.
Direct download: DG003-The-Loving-Delights---An-Alternative-Commentary-To-The-Living-Daylights.mp3
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Fri, 23 June 2017
The Music of Bond is back with our Thunderball soundtrack review. This week we talk about the history of the score, the last minute switch from the original theme Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang to Tom Jones' Thunderball. We discuss favourite tunes and go through the original soundtrack release track by track. Is it a step up from Goldfinger? Does it live up to the hype of the biggest Bond of all? Find out on this week's Music of Bond.
Fri, 9 June 2017
It's time to talk about the second half of The Living Daylights. Last time we left Bond brooding over the killing of Saunders. This week we kick off with 007 landing in Tangiers on his way to a nasty meeting with General Pushkin.
We're talking Russian airbases, fights on planes, desert battles, diplomatic bags and a whole lot more on this week's JBR. Let's get deep on Daylights and see what we make of the climax to Timmy's 00-debut.
Fri, 26 May 2017
Sir Roger Moore sadly passed away aged 89 on May 23rd 2017. As the ever popular, ever charming "People's Bond" we decided to suspend our regular programming and instead put together a tribute to the great man.
Over the next 4+ hours we go through the messages of sympathy from the world of Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. We talk to Maddy Smith, Roger's very first Bond girl. We're joined by author of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond fan, Mark O'Connell, and we're even joined by the great man himself as we revisit our interview with Sir Roger from 2016.
We also wanted to give a voice to Sir Roger's fans around the world, so we put out a request for messages from the JBR listeners. What can only be described as a "server melting" response followed with over 3 hours of voicemails all sharing stories, memories and favourite moments of Sir Roger.
Being the lifelong fans of the great man that we all are, this episode serves as a love letter to Sir Roger and our way of thanking him for a lifetime of smiles.
Sir Roger, we salute you.
Tom & Chris
James Bond Radio
Tue, 23 May 2017
It's with a heavy heart we report the passing of Sir Roger Moore. This week's podcast will be a tribute to the man himself and we need your help. We'd love each member of the JBR family to send in a voicemail with their favourite Sir Roger memories.
Whether that's your favourite Sir Roger Bond moment, or a memory of meeting the great man in real life we want to hear it. Please head over to JamesBondRadio.com right now, click the 'Send Voicemail' button on the right hand side and help us pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore.
Fri, 12 May 2017
It's time to say goodbye to Sir Roger and enter the age of Timothy Dalton. The year is 1987. We have a brand new Bond, a Fleming based story and quite possibly the best pre-title sequence in the entire series.
This week on James Bond Radio, we're going deep on The Living Daylights. We talk about everything from Timmy's performance in the gun barrel to Kara's skills on the cello. Daylights is a firm fan favourite but does it hold up 30 years on? Find out on this week's edition of JBR.
Review begins at 36:00
Fri, 28 April 2017
The Music of Bond is back with our Goldfinger soundtrack review. This week we talk about the history of the score, discuss favourite tunes and go through it track by track. Is it John Barry's all-time masterpiece? Does it live up to the hype? Is it the kind of score you can make scrambled eggs to? Find out on this week's Music of Bond.
Fri, 14 April 2017
This week we're joined by 2 intrepid Bond location adventurers. We talk to Martijn Mulder, author of "On The Tracks of 007." Widely regarded as the ultimate Bond travel bible, Martijn has been searching out and visiting a huge number of all time classic 007 locations for years.
We're also joined by Uwe Brosamle, who has travelled to a huge number of amazing Bond locations. Not only that, he is also the proud owner of a fully kitted out 1977 Lotus Esprit Turbo.
Fri, 31 March 2017
We're back from our month long trip to Shrublands! This week we return with a killer interview with For Your Eyes Only composer Bill Conti. You'll hear the story of how he got the job, what it was like to work on the movie, and the story of a hilarious alternate score to the Citreon chase (thanks to Cubby Broccoli).
In addition, we open up the MI6 Mailbag and answer 10 killer listener questions.
Fri, 3 March 2017
No JBR this week. We'll actually be taking a break through the rest of March due to a spot of travel and a couple of secret missions from MI6. To keep you going in the meantime we'll drop a little nugget of fun in your podcast feed every Friday until our return. We can't have you missing us too much, can we?
This week, join Tom at the piano as he learns how to play Live & Let Die, recorded back in the heady days of 2015, the weekend before SPECTRE was released.
See you in April when JBR returns with a kiss kiss bang bang!
Fri, 24 February 2017
James Bond Radio is 3 years old!
Fri, 17 February 2017
The Music of Bond is back...with From Russia With Love!
Fri, 10 February 2017
This week we're concluding over 2 years of Roger Moore 007 coverage with the final part of our Roger-spective. We'll be looking at our favourite deadly situations, fight scenes, chases, villain deaths and a whole lot Moore...er...more.
In addition, we'll be revealing the winner of our recent JBR family poll to see who YOU want to direct Bond 25. We'll be talking about Purvis & Wade's recent comments about Bond post Trump, and catching up on all the latest news from the world of 007.
Fri, 3 February 2017
It's time for another JBR on-location video!
This week, Chris takes you on a trip through Amsterdam to explore some killer Diamonds Are Forever locations.
Fri, 27 January 2017
Now we've completed our reviews for all 7 Roger Moore, James Bond films it's time to look back on the entire period for one final retrospective. This time we'll be looking at all of our favourite Roger moments from his 'Bond...James Bonds' to his M scenes, his Q scenes and his Moneypenny scenes.
This is going to be a fun one so get your cigars and fake nipples at the ready, it's Roger time!
Fri, 20 January 2017
No JBR this week! Sadly, Chris still hasn't returned from his mission abroad. The last we heard he was climbing into an iceberg submarine with a buxom beauty somewhere off the coast of eastern Europe.
Instead, James Bond Radio makes the trip to Hong Kong to check out 2 locations from The Man With The Golden Gun: The Peninsula Hotel and what's left of The Bottoms Up Club.
Fri, 13 January 2017
Today on The Music Of Bond the team delve into 1962's Dr. No score by Monty Norman.
Fri, 13 January 2017
For this special short episode we get acquainted with our newest JBR presenter John Williams, and together with co-host Warren Ringham the new Music Of Bond team chat Bond music in general.
Fri, 6 January 2017
It's time to turn the microphone over to the JBR listeners to hear their thoughts on Sir Roger's final turn as Bond: A View To A Kill. Will it be a landslide of love? Will it be a hurricane of hate? Will it be a meadow of middle-ness? The only way to find out is nay tuning in to this week's JBR.