On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Reviewed / Podcast #021

It’s Lazenby time, baby! So in our longest episode so far, which spookily matches the running time of the movie down to the minute, we explore the Bond film that has divided the opinion of Bond fans since it came out back in ’69. We go through the film scene by scene, discuss the ‘what…

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The Scores of Bond (Part 1) / Podcast #20

This week we take a look at the scores of Bond. We’re going to look at the work of every composer from Dr. No to Moonraker, including John Barry, Monty Norman, George Martin and Marvin Hamlisch. We’ll be saving the songs of Bond for another episode. This is all about the orchestral score. This is…

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Bond 24 Villain Revealed! Breaking News!

Hi JBR Listeners, So, we’ve had word directly from the casting agency working on Bond 24 that there will be a classic villainous henchman in Bond 24… ” We are looking to follow in the tradition of JAWS and ODDJOB in finding an iconic baddy. Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx…

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Goldeneye: Matthew Parker Interview / Podcast #019

It’s time to learn all about Jamaica and it’s influence on Ian Fleming and James Bond. On today’s show we’re joined by Matthew Parker, the author of “Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica.” We hear all about how Jamaica was THE place to be in the 1950s, it’s hedonistic party scene, and some…

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Book Review: Solo by William Boyd / Podcast #018

It’s time for our very first in-depth book review. On today’s show, we’re talking about the latest James Bond continuation novel ‘Solo’ by William Boyd. In our usual movie review style, we take it through scene by scene, or should we say, chapter by chapter and pick apart the details. Be sure to tune in…

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Catching Bullets: Mark O’Connell Interview / Podcast #017

Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond fan author, Mark O’Connell joins us on today’s show to talk about his love for everyone’s favourite spy. Not only is Mark a dedicated Bondophile, he also has an intriguing link to the world of Bond. His grandfather, Jimmy O’Connell, used to work as Cubby Broccoli’s chaffeur, driving the…

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You Only Live Twice Reviewed – Podcast #016

It’s time to review Sean Connery’s penultimate official Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the very first Bond movie to break away from the original story written by Ian Fleming. This film tends to divide opinion amongst the Bond community. Some say it’s way too over the top, others say it’s a stone cold classic.…

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Norman Wanstall Interview – Podcast #015

We meet James Bond royalty on today’s episode of James Bond Radio. We interview Oscar winning sound effects editor; Norman Wanstall. Not only was he there at the birth of the cinematic Bond with his work on Dr. No, he also worked on every single Sean Connery Bond except Diamonds Are Forever and yes, that…

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Never Say Never Again Review – Podcast #014

Today, we conclude our Thunderball coverage with our review of Never Say Never Again. After covering Thunderball itself and our interviews with Robert Sellers and Sylvan Mason, we round it all out with a review of the “other” Bond film. Find out our thoughts on everything from the production value, to the dialogue, to Connery…

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Jack Whittingham’s Thunderball – Podcast #013

With today’s episode we hit the mother load. To follow up our last “Battle for Bond” podcast with author Robert Sellers, we’re interviewing Sylvan Mason, the daughter of snubbed Thunderball screenwriter Jack Whittingham. Words cannot describe how excited we were to actually hear the story first hand from someone who was involved and actually there…

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