Sam Mendes: Licence to Thrill - A Culture Show Special

Image for Sam Mendes: Licence to Thrill - A Culture Show SpecialNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

The Culture Show, 2012/2013 Episode 15 of 32

Duration: 30 minutes

Mark Kermode talks to director Sam Mendes about his latest film, Skyfall - the 23rd outing of the James Bond series. Featuring contributions from Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench, this Culture Show Special also reflects on Mendes' prolific career in both film and theatre. From directing Dench in the West End at just 24 years of age, to sweeping the board at the Oscars with his debut movie American Beauty, Mendes has always done things his way. Celebrated for his visual elegance and ability to coax great performances from his actors, the director reveals why he wanted to take on Bond and what surprises lie in store for Skyfall audiences around the world.


Mark Kermode
Sam Mendes
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Series Producer
Pauline Law
Daniel Craig
Judi Dench
Pippa Harris


BBC Arts

BBC Arts

The best of British art and culture at your fingertips

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss