James Bond | The changing world of 007
CHANNEL | Radio 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 07 December 1995
DURATION | 56 minutes 44 seconds
Lois Maxwell investigates the stories behind some of the most famous tunes in movie history. Monty Norman recalls how he got the inspiration for the ubiquitous Bond theme, while film score composer John Barry (pictured above from 1959) and lyricist Don Black, who created songs for 'Thunderball' (1965), 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971) and 'The Man with the Golden Gun' (1974), explain the difficulties that surround writing for the franchise. The programme also features Paul McCartney, Tim Rice and Shirley Bassey, all of whom have contributed to the musical legacy of the Bond films.
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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