James Bond | The changing world of 007
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 06 December 1995
DURATION | 8 minutes 55 seconds
Lois Maxwell, the former Miss Moneypenny, discusses the role of Bond girl with Jenni Murray and film critic Anne Billson. They agree that things have moved on since the days of such characters as Honey Ryder and Mary Goodnight, but that a bikini appearance is probably still obligatory.
Lois Maxwell's real name was Lois Hooker. She played Miss Moneypenny in the first 14 Bond films and was the only cast member to appear in every outing from 1962 until 1985. However, it has been estimated that, in all the Bond movies put together, she spoke fewer than 200 words and was on screen for a total of just one hour.
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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