63 episodes

A new podcast dedicated to the world's favourite secret agent. Every fortnight, Alex Boucher and James Batchelor delve into the world of Bond - not just the films that made him famous, but the original novels, video games and the many, many other characters inspired by him.
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Bond & Beyon‪d‬ James Batchelor & Alex Boucher

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

A new podcast dedicated to the world's favourite secret agent. Every fortnight, Alex Boucher and James Batchelor delve into the world of Bond - not just the films that made him famous, but the original novels, video games and the many, many other characters inspired by him.
Read more at http://bondandbeyond.libsyn.com/#yQaoV4owttKsy5el.99

    Dossier #63: Trigger Mortis

    Dossier #63: Trigger Mortis

    James and Alex tackle their first book review: Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz. SPOILER WARNING: We basically break down the whole book. 
    In this non-Fleming Bond novel written in Fleming's style, 007 must protect a British racing legend from Russian assassins during a dangerous race on the Nurburgring - but that's not actually the plot.
    We talk about Horowitz's blend of action and insight into Bond, his attempt at creating an iconic Bond villain, the return of Pussy Galore and more.
    If you want to email us, you can do so via bondandbeyondpod@gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook (just search 'Bond & Beyond'), Twitter (@bondbeyondpod) and all our episodes are at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Dossier #62: Bond Games

    Dossier #62: Bond Games

    With the announcement that Hitman developer IO Interactive is working on a new James Bond game, Alex and James are joined by friend of the show and game developer Simon Smith to discuss 007's track record with video games.
    Naturally, a good chunk of this show is dedicated to our hopes for IO's new game, but we also explore the lack of James Bond games in the past decade, some of the best titles from before that, and why Goldeneye 64 might have been the worst thing to happen to James Bond games.
    If you want to email us, you can do so via bondandbeyondpod@gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook (just search 'Bond & Beyond'), Twitter (@bondbeyondpod) and all our episodes are at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dossier #61: Ranking the Villains

    Dossier #61: Ranking the Villains

    Following the fun we had with our Ranking The Bond Songs episode, we attempt to rank something even more challenging: the villains.
    Alex Shaw of the School of Movies podcast - and author of the New Century Multiverse series - joins us to weigh up each Bond villain's plot based on how dangerous (or not) it is to the world.
    Some want to start a war. Some just want to make money. Some want to start a war to make money. But all are off their rocker, and now we have definitively ranked how villainous they truly are.
    If you want to spoil the results for yourself, you can check out the final list here.
    Want to share your thoughts on our rankings? Email via bondandbeyondpod@gmail.com. Or you can find us on Facebook (just search 'Bond & Beyond'), Twitter (@bondbeyondpod) and all our episodes are at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dossier #60: Remembering Sean Connery

    Dossier #60: Remembering Sean Connery

    Following the sad news of Sean Connery's passing, Alex and James pay tribute to the man who defined James Bond for so many people.
    We reflect on his varied career and some of his best roles, the quality of his performance as James Bond, some of his most iconic moments, his surprising final turn as 007 and more.
    Want to share your thoughts and memories of Sir Sean? Email us via bondandbeyondpod@gmail.com. Or you can find us on Facebook (just search ‘Bond & Beyond’), Twitter (@bondbeyondpod) and all our episodes are at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com.

    • 38 min
    Dossier #59: Bond Marathons

    Dossier #59: Bond Marathons

    Alex and James are joined by Richard and Nia Setters – our first Bond fan couple. 
    The Setterses talk us through a particularly important coping mechanism for the COVID lockdown: a James Bond marathon. Every Monday night, they have watched a Bond film - from Dr No to Spectre. 
    We discuss the highs and lows of the series, their thoughts on the best and worst Bonds, and an intriguing alternative form of marathon: Curry Bond.
    If you want to email us, you can do so via bondandbeyondpod@gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook (just search 'Bond & Beyond'), Twitter (@bondbeyondpod) and all our episodes are at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com.

    • 34 min
    Dossier #58: (This is) No Time To Delay

    Dossier #58: (This is) No Time To Delay

    Alex and James are joined by friend of the show and regular guest Gez to discuss the terrible news: No Time To Die has been delayed. Again.
    Bond fans now have to wait until April 2021 to see 007's 25th outing, so in the meantime we kill about 40 minutes of the five-month extension to our wait by discussing: 
    The Billie Eilish No Time To Die music video. The experience of going to the cinema during a pandemic. The Bondness of Tenet. The passing of Diana Rigg and Michael Lonsdale. Rumours that Tom Hardy or Henry Cavill could be the next Bond. Our worries for Bond 26 and the series' 60th anniversary. And many other things.
    If you want to email us, you can do so via bondandbeyondpod@gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook (just search 'Bond & Beyond'), Twitter (@bondbeyondpod) and all our episodes are at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Krichus ,

“You amuse me Mr Bond!”

This podcast is nothing more than two blokes who claim to be massive Bond fans sitting there for an hour at a time tearing the films to shreds.

...and it’s bloody brilliant!

Arfa Gallen ,

oo heaven

Really enjoy this podcast informative but not pofaced. However the lads need to drop their girly Daniel Craig crushes and be more objective( lads Quantum of Solace and Spectre were rubbish).One other gripe is their view that the original Bond series ended with Die Another Day, and that the Craig films are a seperate cannon, if that is the case why do the films still trade on their past and back reference past films.That aside I do love these podcasts.

Deed U No ,

Ian Fleming and soviet condoms

Ian Fleming risked his spy cover to smuggle Soviet condoms
Hedonistic Bond creator was almost outed as a spy on the Russian border for smuggling Soviet condoms
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Craig Simpson
16 August 2020 • 2:28am

The numerous seductions of James Bond rarely get in the way of his mission. But his hedonistic creator Ian Fleming was almost outed as a spy on the Russian border for smuggling Soviet condoms, new research has revealed....

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