The Battle For Bond – Podcast #12

On today’s show we interview the author of ‘The Battle for Bond,’ Robert Sellers. We talk all about the Kevin McClory debacle, from what might have happened had Alfred Hitchcock agreed to direct, to the real choices Fleming made for who should play Bond. Discover who came up with the original idea for Thunderball (it wasn’t Fleming) and find out who was the guilty party in the plagiarism case!

Get ready for a 2 hour epic…though be warned, you might just come away with a different opinion of Ian Fleming after you hear today’s episode.

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  • Dennis James Hardin

    Finally got around to catching this one. Very fascinating, and great interview. This is one book I have yet to obtain a copy of but certainly need to read. Very interesting. Some of the cast choices for Bond are interesting: Richard Burton, James Stewart and so forth. Peter Cushing!!!!! Imagine that! He probably would have played it true to Fleming, even down to the single breasted blue suits and the correct cigarettes.
    Hard to picture after 50 years of Sean, Roger Tim, Danny etc, but very very cool insight to what was going on then.