James Bond | The changing world of 007
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 25 March 1967
DURATION | 53 minutes 23 seconds
Alan Whicker bounces around the set of 'You Only Live Twice' (1967) in this edition of 'Whicker's World', which takes him not only to Pinewood Studios but also to the film's exotic Japanese locations. Whicker interviews producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, chats to screenwriter Roald Dahl, learns the secrets of a successful Bond girl and experiences at first hand the sometimes bruising 'Bondomania' that attends the star, Sean Connery, wherever he happens to be.
'You Only Live Twice', which took $111m at the box office in worldwide sales, was the fifth film in the Bond franchise and the last to star Sean Connery before he announced his retirement from the role, although he later returned in 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971) and 'unofficial' Bond film 'Never Say Never Again' (1983).
A masterclass for thriller writers.
Sean Connery introduces Geoffrey Boothroyd, the man who armed 007.
A part exchange with a difference.
From Pinewood to Japan on the trail of 'You Only Live Twice'.
Directing James Bond.
On location with 'Moonraker'.
High living, fast cars and beautiful women.
Has feminism finally caught up with 007?
Miss Moneypenny's guide to the theme songs of the James Bond films.
The shifting identity of James Bond.
What does the future hold for the gadgetry of 007?
How the score can seal a box-office success.
Celebrating the centenary of James Bond's creator.
Who was Ian Fleming's inspiration for 007?
A literary renaissance for James Bond?
On the set of the tenth Bond movie.
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