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  London Life 2005 / 6  
London Life
 

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- The real James Bonds

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- English Speaking Union awards

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- Rhyming slang

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- Grumpy Londoners

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- From City to Sea

MI6 Headquarters
MI6 building at Vauxhall, London
 
James Bond fever has swept the nation with the release of the latest movie, Casino Royale. But James Bond is only a fictional character.

In this programme we meet two real James Bonds, officers who work for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). They were interviewed by Colin Murray for the BBC.

Do real agents have a licence to kill? Does 'M' exist? What about gadgets? Find out the answers in this programme

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Vocabulary

intelligence
useful information

overseas
in a foreign country

to recruit sources
to get people to work for you who can provide useful information

to mitigate a threat
to make the possibility of an attack less

to be overseen politically and legally
to have what you do supervised by politicians and lawyers



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