James Bond | The changing world of 007
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 17 November 1999
DURATION | 25 minutes 36 seconds
Peter Snow and Philippa Forrester take a look at how science could be shaping the technology behind the world's most famous spy. Snow goes for a spin in an Aston Martin just like Bond's, there's a speedboat ride to the most secret bunker in Britain, a demonstration of a back-pack helicopter and, to round things off, a perfect martini.
Although it is well known that Bond prefers his martinis shaken, not stirred, Ian Fleming's novels have the secret agent taking his favourite tipple stirred, not shaken. The convention was reversed for the films because it was felt that the phrase sounded better the other way round.
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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