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Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began

On the centenary of his birth, Joanna Lumley investigates the life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, and discovers how his experiences influenced his most famous creation.

Former Bond girl Joanna Lumley investigates the life of Ian Fleming to coincide with the centenary of his birth and the UK release of the 22nd Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.

On a journey which takes her from London to Jamaica, driving Aston Martins, firing Berettas and being surrounded by 24 million pounds' worth of diamonds, Joanna discovers how Fleming poured his personal experiences of war-time espionage, love, luxury and death into his most alluring literary creation, James Bond.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 28 Dec 2008 16:00

Credit

Role Contributor
Presenter Joanna Lumley

Broadcasts

  • Sun 19 Oct 2008 18:10
  • Sun 16 Nov 2008 21:00
  • Wed 19 Nov 2008 21:00
  • Sat 22 Nov 2008 20:15
  • Thu 11 Dec 2008 22:30
  • Fri 12 Dec 2008 20:00
  • Sun 28 Dec 2008 16:00