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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
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

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
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 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
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

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

Direct download: JBR194-Remembering-Sir-Sean-Connery.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 12:30am UTC

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.
Direct download: RIP-Sir-Sean-Connery.mp3
Category:TV/Film -- posted at: 9:55am UTC