Bill Conti Talks For Your Eyes Only | Podcast #118

We’re back from our month long trip to Shrublands! This week we return with a killer interview with For Your Eyes Only composer Bill Conti. You’ll hear the story of how he got the job, what it was like to work on the movie, and the story of a hilarious alternate score to the Citreon…

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An Appreciation for OHMSS by Sheila James

Note from the editor: Those of us who follow JBR on social media have become quite familiar with Sheila James and her love of OHMSS and all things Lazenby. I must first apologize to her because she sent me this blog post a long while back and I haven’t had a chance to get around…

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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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JBR’s 3rd Birthday Bonanza! | James Bond Radio Podcast #117

James Bond Radio is 3 years old! To celebrate we’re continuing our birthday tradition of inviting 5 of our listeners to join us on the show. This year we’re talking Bond with Andy Dermott from Dublin, Logan Morford from Kentucky (USA), Steve Spring from Northampton (UK) Brian Quast from Illinois (USA) and Tom Ryan also…

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From Russia With Love Soundtrack Review | The Music of Bond Podcast #006

Today on The Music Of Bond the team delve into 1962’s Dr. No score by Monty Norman. The earliest film in the series, and the weirdest Soundtrack Album to date (only 7 of the tracks actually appear in the film!) so there is much to discuss and delve into. From Mango Tree to 3 Blind…

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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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Roger Moore Retrospective (Part 2) | Podcast #116

This week we’re concluding over 2 years of Roger Moore 007 coverage with the final part of the Roger-spective. We’ll be looking at our favourite deadly situations, fight scenes, chases, villain deaths and a whole lot Moore…er…more. In addition, we’ll be revealing the winner of our recent JBR family poll to see who YOU want…

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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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