James Bond | The changing world of 007
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 May 2008
DURATION | 5 minutes 38 seconds
The publication of the Bond novel 'Devil May Care' by Sebastian Faulks and the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's birth prompt 'Breakfast' to take the opportunity to re-evaluate Fleming's hugely successful books. Assistance is provided by writer Kate Mosse and comedian Charlie Higson, who is the author of a series of novels about the young Bond.
The estate of Ian Fleming has periodically approached authors to write Bond novels. Kingsley Amis penned 'Colonel Sun' under the pseudonym of Robert Markham so that any further 007 books by other writers could preserve the illusion of continuity by using the same identity. In the event, subsequent Bond novels by both John Gardner and Raymond Benson were released under the authors' own names.
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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