112 episodes

Hosted by lifelong James Bond fans – film journalist Tom Butler, journalist Tom Wheatley, and improviser Brendan Duffy – The James Bond A-Z Podcast is an encyclopaedic introduction to the people behind the world’s greatest spy film franchise.

Going from A-Z, each episode covers the key creatives and characters from every James Bond film from 1962’s 'Dr No' to 2021’s 'No Time To Die', talking about Ken Adam to Max Zorin, and everything in-between (and yes, that includes 'Never Say Never Again').

The show shines a light on every aspect of the filmmaking process answering many of the questions you always wanted to ask about the 007 films, and we are occasionally joined by guests who offer a unique perspective on the films.

"Endearing" - Radio Times.

Note: This podcast is not affiliated with the James Bond brand, Eon, MGM or the Ian Fleming estate.

The James Bond A-Z Podcast Tom Butler, Brendan Duffy, Tom Wheatley

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Hosted by lifelong James Bond fans – film journalist Tom Butler, journalist Tom Wheatley, and improviser Brendan Duffy – The James Bond A-Z Podcast is an encyclopaedic introduction to the people behind the world’s greatest spy film franchise.

Going from A-Z, each episode covers the key creatives and characters from every James Bond film from 1962’s 'Dr No' to 2021’s 'No Time To Die', talking about Ken Adam to Max Zorin, and everything in-between (and yes, that includes 'Never Say Never Again').

The show shines a light on every aspect of the filmmaking process answering many of the questions you always wanted to ask about the 007 films, and we are occasionally joined by guests who offer a unique perspective on the films.

"Endearing" - Radio Times.

Note: This podcast is not affiliated with the James Bond brand, Eon, MGM or the Ian Fleming estate.

    Christmas special 2023: Bond 26, year in review and more

    Christmas special 2023: Bond 26, year in review and more

    On this festive episode of the James Bond A-Z Podcast your hosts Tom Butler, Brendan Duffy and Tom Wheatley reunite for another Christmas special.
    The team look back at the cultural highlights of 2023, share thoughts on the year in Bond, and look ahead to Bond 26.
    Feliz navidad!
    James Bond will return...
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Final Episode

    The Final Episode

    On this final episode of the James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler and Brendan Duffy reconvene to wrap up their journey of discovery though the world of 007.
    They discuss any loose ends and unfinished business that remain after 109 episodes.
    They welcome back original co-host Tom Wheatley to look back at all 27 Bond films for a ranking of sorts.
    They discuss the creatives of the Bond world that deserve a place on the Mount Rushmore of Bond.
    They answer your listener questions for one final time.
    And they pay tribute to everyone who has contributed to the show.
    Huge thanks to every one of our listeners, anyone who has ever left us a rating or review, followed us on social media, sent an email, shared the podcast with a friend, or donated to the Ko-Fi.
    Special thanks to Tom Wheatley for getting us off the ground, Helene Dollie for the memorable artwork, and Tom Ingamells for the banging theme, stings and jingles.
    Finally, thank you to our long-suffering partners and families who have put up with us spending so much time with our noses in books, recording, editing and managing the show: Helene, Natalie, Matilda and Clementine.
    The James Bond A-Z Podcast will return... some day.
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    X-Y-Z: Hans Zimmer, Zukovsky, Max Zorin and more

    X-Y-Z: Hans Zimmer, Zukovsky, Max Zorin and more

    On this episode of The James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler and Brendan Duffy explore the characters creatives of the 007 films that fall under the letters X, Y, and Z
    Topics covered include:
    The X-ray gadgets of Bond and other X-related tidbits
    Freddie Young, the cinematographer of You Only Live Twice
    Terence Young, the director of Dr No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball
    Zao, Rick Yune's Die Another Day henchman
    Hans Zimmer, the prolific musician behind the score for No Time To Die
    Zukovsky, Robbie Coltrane's memorable Brosnan-era character
    Nikki Van der Zyl, the voice actor behind many iconic roles
    Max Zorin, the A View To A Kill villain played by Christopher Walken
    And much, much more...
    James Bond will return... in the next James Bond's A-Z Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    You Only Live Twice (1967)

    You Only Live Twice (1967)

    On the latest episode of The James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler and Brendan Duffy are joined by author AJ Black to tackle 1967's You Only Live Twice.
    The team do a mammoth deep dive into the story behind Sir Sean Connery's fifth outing as James Bond 007, with the writer of The Cinematic Connery to share insight into Connery's mindset in 1967.
    We explore the development of the script, the movie's production in Japan and the UK, the team behind the film, the story of its shoot, its cast, crew, the locations, stunts, and much more.
    We take a look at the battle it faced with 1967's rival Bond film Casino Royale.
    We also look at the film's legacy, and where it stands with the fans.
    James Bond will return... in next week's James Bond's A-Z Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Michael G. Wilson

    Michael G. Wilson

    On this episode of The James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler and Brendan Duffy explore the life and career of Michael G. Wilson.
    The step-son of original James Bond producer Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli has been producing 007 films longer than any other producer in the series's history.
    On this episode we explore his early life, education and career, and his entry into the world of Bond.
    We discuss his input into the films during the 1970s, his writing on the films in the 1980s, and his eventual inheritance of the whole show in the 1990s.
    We also look into the history of James Bond Jr, the Daniel Craig era, and much more.
    James Bond will return... in next week's James Bond's A-Z Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    W: Walther PPK, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Christopher Wood and more

    W: Walther PPK, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Christopher Wood and more

    On this episode of The James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler and Brendan Duffy explore the characters creatives of the 007 films that fall under the letter W.
    Topics covered include:
    Bond's weapon of choice: The Walther PPK
    Oscar-winning sound designer Norman Wanstall
    No Time To Die writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Thunderball co-writer Jack Whittingham
    The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker writer Christopher Wood
    Action director Arthur Wooster
    Plus the characters Wai Lin, Molly Warmflash, Whisper, Mr White, Willard Whyte, Wint & Kidd
    And much, much more...
    James Bond will return... in next week's James Bond's A-Z Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Evyl Ed ,

For the Love of Bond

I discovered this excellent podcast last year. I’m currently working through the back catalogue and enjoying every minute of it.

tee_ann83 ,

Appreciative

I appreciate anybody that dedicates the time and effort it takes to create Bond content. Especially people like you that don’t trash the movies. Your Skyfall episode os where I’m starting. Leaving you 2 5 star reviews. 💫 🌟 🌟 🌟 💫 From The Pod Deep Podcast. Reciprocation is appreciation.

N!c3 ,

Deserves 007 stars

As a lifelong Bond fan myself, I have thoroughly enjoyed following Tom, Tom, and Brendan on their journey of discovery.
Even though I have a strong James Bond knowledge base myself, there’s always something new to learn. The hosts and their guests do a fantastic job unearthing new details I had never known, offering new insights I had never considered, and introducing new guests I had never encountered.
Informative, yet lighthearted, and with top notch production value. Highly recommended for any Bond fan.

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