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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

4 Extra Debut. Toby Stephens, playing the role of 007, sparkles as impersonator, skier, charmer and pursuer of Ernst Blofeld. But is there tragedy ahead?

James Bond seems more interested in gambling at the Casino Royale than tracking down elusive SPECTRE chief Blofeld. Then he meets Tracy, emotionally disturbed daughter of mafia boss Draco.
Now he has a double motive: seek and destroy Blofeld, and prevent Tracy killing herself.

Impersonating a College of Arms official Bond infiltrates Blofeld's Swiss mountain-top lair. He learns that Blofeld and aide Irma Bunt are brainwashing young women. Why? Is biological warfare involved? Backed by 'M' and Draco, Bond mounts an air assault. But can he pin down monstrous Blofeld? And what will happen to Tracy?

Toby Stephens is on top form as 007. A stellar cast includes Joanna Lumley, Alfred Molina, Alex Jennings, Lisa Dillon, John Standing, Janie Dee, Lloyd Owen, Joanna Cassidy, Clare Dunne and Julian Sands, with Jarvis himself as the voice of Fleming.

Specially composed music: Mark Holden and Michael Lopez
Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 31 Mar 2019 04:00

Credits

Role Contributor
James Bond Toby Stephens
Blofeld Alfred Molina
Irma Bunt Joanna Lumley
Draco Alex Jennings
Tracy Lisa Dillon
'M' John Standing
Moneypenny Janie Dee
Franklin Lloyd Owen
'Q' Julian Sands
Ruby Joanna Cassidy
Violet Clare Dunne
Sally Lucy Phelps
Anne Katherine Manners
Kirstie Hannah Donaldson
Brit John Hudson
Griffon Or Nigel Anthony
Sable Basilisk Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Hotel Manager Jon Glover
Consul John Baddeley
Campbell Darren Richardson
Fire Captain Matthew Wolf
Patrolman Matthew Wolf
Voice of Ian Fleming Martin Jarvis
Author Ian Fleming
Adaptor Archie Scottney
Composer Mark Holden
Composer Michael Lopez
Director Martin Jarvis
Producer Rosalind Ayres

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