James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Every Friday, join lifelong Bond fanatics Tom Sears & Chris Wright, as they explore the world of 007. From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Bruce Glover, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to all the latest news and reviews. With 5 yea…
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
"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!
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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.