How to Introduce Friends to James Bond by Benjamin Clow

Admit it, if you’re reading this, you most likely are a Bond fan. You’ve probably lost count how many 007 posters are in your room, you make up excuses for wearing a suit in public and your ringtone is either Bill Conti’s A Drive in the Country (Yes, that’s me) or the Bond theme. You…

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Daniel Craig Lends His Support to UNMAS by Jack Lugo

On Thursday March 2nd, a new viral video starring Daniel Craig was unleashed. The suave 007 actor took to our screens accompanied by adorable puppies for a charitable cause. Craig has teamed up with Omaze to help the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to generate awareness about landmines as well as to offer a donation…

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Fifty years on: A Visit to Himeji Castle by Nicholas Knight

Himeji Castle, also known as Shirasagi-jo, the Castle of the White Egret. National Treasure, the most Important Japanese Cultural Property and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. But never mind all that: to the James Bond fan, it’s Tiger Tanaka’s ninja training school in “You Only Live Twice”. It may not be the first…

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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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Who Wants To Be On The Show For JBR’s 3rd Birthday?

James Bond Radio is 003 years old! It’s been another incredible year at JBR. From our dream come true moment interviewing Sir Roger Moore, to getting the chance to talk to Madeline Smith, Alan Tomkins and Peter Lamont. It’s been amazing to get the “inside-Bond” stories right from the people who were there on set. Also,…

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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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