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Bond has made contact with Blofeld but fears his cover story has been compromised. Joanna Lumley reads Ian Fleming's thriller. From October 1989.

James Bond has made contact with Blofeld, but fears his cover story has been compromised. Joanna Lumley reads Ian Fleming's thriller in ten parts.

First published in 1963, this was Fleming's 11th Bond novel, sandwiched between 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'You Only Live Twice'. In movie terms, this was the sixth of the original Bond movie franchise with George Lazenby playing the hero and Diana Rigg as Tracy.

The reader Joanna Lumley had a small, unnamed role in the 1969 film of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', being simply referred to as 'The English Girl'.

Abridged by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: David Benedictus

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

15 minutes

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