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In 1952, vacationing newspaper executive Ian Fleming sat down at his Jamaican retreat and started to write the book that would become 'Casino Royale', the first of 14 novels and short stories featuring ruthless spy James Bond. The first Bond film, 'Dr No', would be released 10 years later, marking the start of an astonishingly successful movie franchise that would still be making box-office millions half a century later.

Programmes and images examine the Bond phenomenon through the eyes of those who shaped the character of the world's most popular secret agent, both in print and on film.

Features

James Bond Collection

Ian Fleming.

Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler

BROADCAST 1958
25 MINUTES

A masterclass for thriller writers.

A switch marked 'Nails'.

Tonight

James Bond Car

BROADCAST 1964
4 MINUTES

A part exchange with a difference.

A Walther PPK gun.

Time Out

The Guns of James Bond

BROADCAST 1964
17 MINUTES

Sean Connery introduces Geoffrey Boothroyd, the man who armed 007.

Sean Connery (1967).

Whicker's World

Bond Wants a Woman They Said... But Three Would Be Better!

BROADCAST 1967
53 MINUTES

From Pinewood to Japan on the trail of 'You Only Live Twice'.

Roger Moore in 'Live And Let Die' (1973).

Profile

Guy Hamilton

BROADCAST 1974
13 MINUTES

Directing James Bond.

Barry Norman.

Film 79

BROADCAST 1979
11 MINUTES

On location with 'Moonraker'.

Sean Connery as James Bond.

Cult Heroes

James Bond

BROADCAST 1990
28 MINUTES

High living, fast cars and beautiful women.

Lois Maxwell.

Woman's Hour

Lois Maxwell

BROADCAST 1995
9 MINUTES

Has feminism finally caught up with 007?

John Barry.

For Your Ears Only

BROADCAST 1995
57 MINUTES

Miss Moneypenny's guide to the theme songs of the James Bond films.

The cover of the James Bond book 'Diamonds are Forever'.

Books & Company

James Bond

BROADCAST 1997
9 MINUTES

The shifting identity of James Bond.

Peter Snow.

Tomorrow's World

Bond and Beyond Special

BROADCAST 1999
26 MINUTES

What does the future hold for the gadgetry of 007?

Pierce Brosnan.

Back Row

David Arnold

BROADCAST 2003
18 MINUTES

How the score can seal a box-office success.

Charlie Higson.

PM

Ian Fleming's 100th Birthday

BROADCAST 2008
5 MINUTES

Celebrating the centenary of James Bond's creator.

Sean Connery.

James Bond - The Last Englishman

BROADCAST 2008
26 MINUTES

Who was Ian Fleming's inspiration for 007?

Sebastian Faulks.

Breakfast

BROADCAST 2008
6 MINUTES

A literary renaissance for James Bond?

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