Q The Music – James Bond Tribute Band at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage, UK

[JBR listener Matthew Grice returns with his review of the recent “Q The Music” show at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage] Formed in 2004 by Warren Ringham, the group consists of fourteen performers, two of whom, are the most brilliant singers I have ever seen. James Bond tribute bands aren’t usually my cup of…

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The Beginners Guide To Podcasts

Whenever I mention podcasts to the uninitiated around 8 times out of 10 I get the following response… “What IS a podcast?” I then go on to explain how it’s an amazing medium that could quite possibly change how you consume media forever and revolutionise your entire life. Usually after showing some interest, they follow up…

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I Will Return: The Lost Bond Song

After scoring films for Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, who had both created the 1994 film Stargate and then went on to do the 1996 smash hit Independence Day, England born composer David Arnold’s first running with James Bond was in 1996 whilst working on his album ‘Shaken and Stirred:  The David Arnold James Bond…

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The JBR Bond Villain Rating System

Following our special two-parter podcast on the villains of Bond, we’ve decided to rank each of them using our official, tiered rating system. The rules are simple: 4 villains per tier with each villain placed in order of preference. So JBR listeners, are you up to the challenge of making your very own Bond villain ratings list?…

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The James Bond Radio Listener Hall of Fame

Hey JBR listeners, To keep a record of our most dedicated listeners, we thought we’d make a page purely to display your dedicated-ness. So if you’re part of the elite crew of James Bond Radio T-shirt owners, please post a photo of you with your T-shirt in the comments section below.

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Win A Complete Set of Charlie Higson Young Bond Books!

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! I (Tom) am having a bit of a clear-out and thought I’d pass some Bond love onto the JBR Army. I’ll be giving away an entire set of Charlie Higson, Young Bond paperbacks! Silverfin, Bloodfever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, By Royal Command, Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier AND the Silverfin…

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An Alternate World of James Bond – The Rough With The Smooth (Part 2)

(Long time JBR listener, Matthew Grice returns to continue his fictional taste of what might have happened had the Kevin McClory/Ian Fleming dispute turned out a little differently. If you missed it, here’s part one). Late 1963, early 1964 saw the production of ‘Goldfinger’. This was Connery’s third Bond film and was helmed by director…

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SPECTRE Speculation: A Possible Theory For Bond 24?

(JBR Listener, Jack Lugo speculates on the themes involved in Bond 24. I think it goes without saying that if you’re trying to avoid all things that may end up as potential spoilers, then it’s probably best to avoid this post. With that said, it is ONLY speculation…) Okay, I may be reading too much…

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David Arnold Live Review – Dublin 22nd January 2015

David Arnold Live – Dublin 22nd January 2015 What a night I had last week, David Arnold played with the RTE orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, as part of their signature series. It was a night of classic film scores from various movies that David has composed. Along with Nicholas Dodd conducting,…

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The Day I Met Sir Roger Moore!

James Bond Radio listener Simon Uskuri tells the tale of his meeting with Sir Roger Moore at his “My Word Is My Bond” book signing at the National Theatre, London. Funnily enough, Chris and I were at that very same event. Chris behaved like a gentleman, whereas I was escorted away by security for trying to get…

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