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.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Role Contributor
James BondToby Stephens
Sir Hugo DraxSamuel West
Sir Winston ChurchillJohn Baddeley
MoneypennyJanie Dee
'M'John Standing
'Q'Julian Sands
VallanceJared Harris
Prof TrainPatricia Hodge
GalaKatherine Kingsley
BasildonNigel Anthony
KrebsNigel Anthony
MeyerSimon de Deney
Dr WalterSimon de Deney
TrimbleSimon de Deney
MovietoneJon Glover
MinisterJon Glover
BroadcasterIan Ogilvy
BrevettMatthew Wolf
CountdownDarren Richardson
CaptainKenneth Danziger
Ian FlemingMartin Jarvis
AuthorIan Fleming
AdaptorArchie Scottney
DirectorMartin Jarvis
ProducerRosalind Ayres

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