Meeting ‘M’-Eliza Manningham-Buller by Paul Jamieson

In Scotland we’d call it ‘dreich’ but in London I suppose the weather that evening its more akin to damp with showers. Think London Skyfall scene outside M’s residence and that would be both accurate and appropriate. I was walking through London that evening with a work colleague trying to push our way through both…

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Big Chief Studios 1:6 Scale Goldfinger Collector Figures – Report by Simon Gardner

  At long last we have a new 007 collection available for James Bond collectors. Three 1:6 scale collector figures from the 1964 classic Goldfinger, including James Bond in his iconic three-piece grey suit, treacherous villain, Auric Goldfinger, and formidable henchman, Oddjob. I was fortunate enough to see these figures for the first time at…

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James Bond Movie Marathon – Report by Becca Andrews

During the weekend of 28th and 29th January, a small but dedicated group of the JBR family attended the James Bond all night movie marathon at the Prince Charles Cinema just off Leicester Square, central London. Six classic 007 films were screened in front of a sold out cinema, arguably (in this fan’s opinion) among…

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Reading Fleming: Casino Royale (1953) by Benjamin Clow

As important as the Bond films are let’s never forget where it all started.  Benjamin Clow takes a look at Ian Fleming’s first novel and provides us with a unique perspective on the literary side of Bond.  What are your thoughts on Fleming’s Casino Royale novel?  Let us know in the comments.  Also, if you’d…

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JBR on the Thames – An Absolute “RIB” Blast!

On 10th December 2016, a few lucky James Bond Radio listeners embarked on a special mission. As an added bonus to the London’s Calling JBR meet up, Chris was able to book an exclusive RIB on the Thames experience (that’s Rigid Inflatable Boat – for those who are wondering).  They even used the very same boat…

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Composer John Altman Explains What Went Wrong with GoldenEye’s Score (EXCLUSIVE)

To call Eric Serra’s “GoldenEye” score an acquired taste is putting it mildly. Though some fans appreciate its originality, the vast majority find its synth-heavy sound lacks the rich orchestral flavor that’s been an integral part of the 007 film series since the very beginning. In fact, during James Bond Radio podcast #023, Tom Sears…

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My Word is My Bond by Roger Moore – Book Review by Jack Lugo

I originally wrote this review for my blog earlier in August of 2016. My initial plan was to do a combined review of all of Roger’s books, but time got away from me so I thought I’d publish my review here. At the time, I had no idea that Roger would be on interviewed on…

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A View To A Thrill – Celebrating Duran Duran’s Title Song by Marc Hernandez

JBR listener and Duran Duran fan Marc Hernadez has written an interesting blog for us about the title song to Roger Moore’s swansong –  a few careless memories from the summer of ’85, and the song’s legacy… 1. Prior to recording the title track to Roger Moore’s last film as 007 Duran Duran were already…

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Book Review: Strike Lightning by Steve Cole (Young Bond)

Steve Cole’s 3rd Young Bond book Strike Lightning comes right off the heels of his second effort Heads You Die.  Cole took over the Young Bond series from Charlie Higson who ended his tenure with By Royal Command which details the events surrounding Bond’s expulsion from Eton.  The Young Bond books themselves are a truly…

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On Location: Mexico City’s Day of the Dead Festival by Ben Waterworth

Australian JBR fan and fellow Bond podcaster Ben Waterworth was in Mexico City for the recent first inaugural Day of the Dead Festival inspired by the pre-titles sequence of SPECTRE. He captured some extraordinary photos and even put together a brilliant video documenting this epic experience! As a massive James Bond fan and rival James…

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