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James Bond

James Bond actor Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has played James Bond since 2006's Casino Royale

Alice and Rob talk about James Bond, the spy and hero of the novels by Ian Fleming. A new book, Carte Blanche, was recently published but it's not been written by Bond's most famous author.

This week's question:

What was the title of the first-ever James Bond story written by Ian Fleming?


a) Diamonds Are Forever

b) From Russia With Love

c) Casino Royale

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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Vocabulary

sophisticated

here, knowing a lot about culture, fashion and other topics which are considered socially important

fictional

invented or made up by someone for a story

novels

books which tell a story

captivated

fascinated and excited

modelled

made something in the look or style of something else

debated

discussed or considered

unsurpassed

has never been better

eavesdrop

listen to someone's conversation without them knowing

iris recognition

technology from a James Bond film which can identify you by scanning your iris - the coloured area around the centre of your eye

out-thinking

thinking more carefully or effectively than an opponent or rival, perhaps working out their plans before they can put them into action

cutting edge

very up-to-date or modern

franchise

successful brand which belongs to a company; here, the James Bond film series