Martin Jarvis directs this surprisingly up-to-date, all-star guided missile drama.
It's 1954 and British patriot Sir Hugo Drax (Samuel West) has built an atomic rocket, Moonraker, vital to Britain's defences. It's ready for a trial launch. But after a double-murder, James Bond (Toby Stephens) goes undercover at Moonraker's secret base. He and agent Gala Brand (Katherine Kingsley) discover possible treachery. Can they prevent a catastrophe?
Archie Scottney's compelling dramatization of Ian Fleming's novel is Jarvis and Ayres' seventh Bond on Radio 4. Janie Dee, John Standing and Julian Sands return as Moneypenny, M and Q. Jared Harris is Head of Special Branch, Patricia Hodge a hearty missile expert, Ian Ogilvy a BBC man, and Nigel Anthony is a Peter Lorre-inspired Krebs.
Sound design: Mark Holden
Specially composed music: Mark Holden and Mike Lopez
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.
|James Bond||Toby Stephens|
|Sir Hugo Drax||Samuel West|
|Sir Winston Churchill||John Baddeley|
|Prof Train||Patricia Hodge|
|Meyer||Simon de Deney|
|Dr Walter||Simon de Deney|
|Trimble||Simon de Deney|
|Ian Fleming||Martin Jarvis|