James Bond | The changing world of 007

Tonight | James Bond Car

A part exchange with a difference.

CHANNEL | BBC 1

FIRST BROADCAST | 17 September 1964

DURATION | 4 minutes 02 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1964

Synopsis

A mysterious rendezvous for 'Tonight' reporter Kenneth Allsop occurs on Wimbledon Common, where he is invited to swap his E-Type Jaguar for an Aston Martin DB5 with some rather unusual accessories. It's only after the transaction is complete, however, that he realises he's getting slightly more than he bargained for.

Did you know?

James Bond's most famous car, the Aston Martin DB5, first featured in the film 'Goldfinger' (1964) and regularly appeared in subsequent outings, even providing transport for Daniel Craig's Bond as late as 2006 in 'Casino Royale'. The car's gadgets were designed by Ken Adam and built by Oscar-winning special effects man John Stears, who was known variously as 'The Real Q' and 'The Dean of Special Effects'.

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Kenneth Allsop
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