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James Bond Radio: 007 News, Reviews & Interviews!
19 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Bonus: JBR Mini Documentary - "The Most Bizarre Bond Of All"
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.
70 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
#207: Oliver Buckton on Ian Fleming - The World Is Not Enough
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. Click here to grab your discounted copy.
104 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
#206: Sartorial Bond - The Clothes of 007
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
48 minutes | May 28, 2021
The Comics of Bond: Cristos Gage Interview
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
179 minutes | May 21, 2021
#205: The James Bond 25 Day Challenge Revisited
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.
125 minutes | May 14, 2021
#204: JBR 007th Anniversary (Part 5 - The Music of Bond)
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
106 minutes | May 7, 2021
#203: JBR 007th Anniversary (Part 4)
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.
97 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
#202: JBR 007th Anniversary (Part 3)
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. -- 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.
144 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
#201: JBR 007th Anniversary (Part 2)
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. -- 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.
123 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
#200: JBR 007th Anniversary (Part 1)
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).
2 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Who wants to be on JBR's 007th Anniversary Episodes?
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.
11 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Unboxing The Golden Gun (Video)
"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!
150 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
#199: The Big Bond Boxing Day Mastermind Quiz 2020
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!
43 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
#198: Operation Thunderball - An Audio Documentary
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
87 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
#197: The Lost Adventures of James Bond with Mark Edlitz
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.
120 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
#196: The Watches of Bond (Part 1)
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
103 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
The Music of Bond #026: A View To A Kill Soundtrack Review
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
97 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
The Comics of Bond: Mike Grell Interview
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!
105 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
#195: Die Another Day Review (Part 4) - Listener Takeover
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
198 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
#194: Remembering Sir Sean Connery
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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