An upcoming special on BBC Radio 4 will be of particular interest to James Bond fans.
To air on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, ‘Amis, Amis And Bond’ takes a look back at Kingsley Amis and his connection to the world of Bond. Amis is the author of The James Bond Dossier, which was a critical analysis of the Ian Fleming novels and The Book Of Bond Or, Every Man His Own 007, published under the pseudonym ‘Lt Col. William (‘Bill’) Tanner.’ He is perhaps best known by 007 fans as the author of the Bond continuation novel, Colonel Sun.
The full release:
Martin Amis explores his father’s obsessive interest with James Bond and the writing of Ian Fleming, with fellow Bond enthusiast Charlie Higson.
Forty years ago, Kingsley Amis undertook an unusual project – analysing in detail all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books, and compiling a guide to being James Bond for prospective spies, based entirely on Fleming’s writing.
Comedian Charlie Higson talks to Martin about his father’s Bond obsession, and Fleming’s role in his life and work. Film and music extracts are used to add colour and texture and evoke the faded glamour of the Bond novels. The programme also paints a vivid and affectionate portrait of two much-loved, but very different, writers; gives listeners new insights into one of popular culture’s best-loved characters; and reveals a hilarious and unknown piece of comic writing: The Book Of Bond.
Amis, Amis And Bond tells the story of all Amis’s Bond writings in a funny, pacey and highly textured fashion.
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