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 years of faithful service to the Bond community and features in Variety, The Times and on BBC Radio 2, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things Bond.
Disclaimer: James Bond Radio is an unofficial entity and is not affiliated with EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. or Danjaq, LLC.
#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!
#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
#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.
#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
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
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!
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I am a new 007 fan, less than a year at this point, but I have fallen hard for the British secret agent, I must admit. I can’t tell you why it took me my whole life before I finally decided to give this franchise a chance, but better late than never, I suppose. I found this podcast an invaluable resource in my thirst for knowledge for Bond, and I have gone back and started listening to all of the old episodes. I found the film reviews in particular helpful, as I listened to them as I progressed through each of the films for the first time. Tom and Chris are so entertaining and down to earth. It’s like hanging out with friends and shooting the breeze about a mutual interest. If you are remotely interested in Bond, please do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast. You will not regret it.