"What are you? Some kinda doomsday machine boy? Well WE got a cage strong enough to hold an animal like you here!" - Sheriff J.W. Pepper
Sir Roger Moore takes over the leading role as Ian Fleming's 007 in Live And Let Die (1973). Following in the quite considerable footsteps of Sir Sean Connery, the Bond series was at a crossroads in its history, could the character survive without its original star? Sir Roger was well known in Great Britain, and was one of the biggest stars on TV. His success in The Saint and The Persuaders had prepared him to take on this much-coveted role.
This Blaxploitation picture takes Bond from Harlem to the fictional island of San Monique, where he encounters the opium poppy trade of Dr Kananga. Along the way he meets the stunning Solitaire played by the beautiful Jane Seymour and Bond must overcome Vodoo magic, along with the various faces of Dr Kananga.
The pressure was well and truly on, the Bond producers were ambitious with their story, tackling a very different movie to the stories which had come before. The producers took great care to differentiate Sir Roger from his much-adored predecessor arnd ultimately given Sir Roger's long tenure in the role, this movie proved a critical and commercial success, proving Bond could survive post-Connery, Where does this movie rank in the series and how do we rate the debut of Sir Roger? Listen on to discover more!