Sean Connery Retrospective (Part 1) | Podcast #26

Now we’ve discussed, reviewed and rated all 7 Sean Connery Bond films, we take some time out to look over Connery’s career as James Bond. We look at everything from the best to worst M scenes, the best one liners, the best pre-title sequences and plenty more. Also, we hear our first on location report…

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Diamonds Are Forever Review | Podcast #025

This week we’re saying goodbye to Sean Connery’s Bond with our review of Diamonds Are Forever. We go scene by scene and discuss everything from Sean’s wobbly leg in the gunbarrell to Mr. Wint’s eye watering demise. Alongside the film review, we’ve got listener quotes, the answer to our last episode’s Fawlty Towers/Bond trivia question,…

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The Henchmen of Bond | Podcast #024

In light of the recent passings of iconic Bond henchmen Richard Kiel, Gottfried John and Geoffrey Holder, we’re back with our tribute episode to The Henchmen of Bond. We go right back to where it all started with Dr. No, go all the way through to Skyfall and even look at the recent revelations about…

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The Scores of Bond (Part 2) | Podcast #023

We’re back with the concluding episode of our Scores of Bond coverage. This time we go from For Your Eyes Only all the way through to Skyfall. We talk about all the remaining 007 composers including Bill Conti, Michael Kamen, Eric Serra, David Arnold, Thomas Newman and of course more John Barry. Also hear all…

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The Making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Charles Helfenstein Interview | Podcast #022

This week we go behind the scenes of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with author Charles Helfenstein. As the author behind seminal book ‘The Making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,’ Charles has a unique insight into the movie. In today’s episode he busts some prominent myths, exposes some amazing truths and tells a ton…

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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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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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