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  1. 'Quantum of Solace' TV Specials

    28 October UPDATE: New listings.

    Article originally posted on 12 October 2008.

    As the theatrical release of Quantum of Solace gets closer and closer, you can bet that numerous television programs will be getting into the 007 spirit.

    CommanderBond.net compiles a listing of upcoming James Bond specials for UK fans to keep an eye out for:

    Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began

    • Sunday, 19 October
    • Begins at 18:00 (BBC1)

    Join former Bond girl Joanna Lumley (the Engish Angel of Death in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) as she investigates the life of Ian Fleming to coincide with the centenary of his birth and the upcoming release of the 22nd Bond film, Daniel Craig’s Quantum of Solace.

    On a journey which takes her from London to Jamaica, driving Aston Martins, firing Berettas and being surrounded by £24m-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.


    The South Bank Show

    • Wednesday, 22 October
    • Begins at 20:40 (ITV1)

    The South Bank Show looks at the unrivalled impact of Bond, examines the longevity, success and impact of the character, and the creative and artistic aspects particular to the Bond brand.

    The South Bank Show focuses on the cinematic vision for Bond and discovers why the Bond films have always been a major popular cultural event and captivated our imagination; and comes right up to date to demonstrate how the franchise has succeeded so spectacularly in re-creating a modern brand.

    Melvyn Bragg interviews the first James Bond, Sir Sean Connery; and current Bond Daniel Craig on the set of the new film, Quantum of Solace. They discuss what it means to be Bond. The South Bank Show also talks to the cast in the new film including: new Bond Girl, Olga Kurylenko, new villain, Mathieu Amalric; as well as Dame Judi Dench who returns as M, and the director of Quantum of Solace, Marc Forster. The film discusses the Bond music with the current composer David Arnold–and chats to Goldfinger‘s Pussy Galore, Honor Blackman, about the changing role of women in Bond.


    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

    • Friday, 24 October
    • Begins at 22:35 (BBC1)

    Jonathan Ross talks with Daniel Craig. Other guests include Grace Jones and Tony Curtis.


    Quantum of Solace: Bond on Location

    • Saturday, 25 October
    • Begins at 15:00 (ITV2)
    • Tuesday, 28 October
    • Begins at 23:25 (ITV2)
    • Friday, 31 October
    • Begins at 23:45 (ITV1)
    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 14:05 (ITV2)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 10:10 (ITV4)
    • Thursday, 6 November
    • Begins at 0:00 (ITV4)

    Daniel Craig and the cast of the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace visit some of the glamorous locations featured in the movie, including Italy and Austria, as well as more remote parts of the world. From the back streets of Colon in Panama to the driest part of the Earth’s surface in Chile, the team reveal how their location choices have helped to make this the most realistic Bond film yet


    Movie Special: Quantum of Solace

    • Sunday, 26 October
    • Begins at 22:30 (Sky 2)

    A thirty-minute Quantum of Solace making-of special.


    Film 2008: Quantum of Solace Special

    • Tuesday, 28 October
    • Begins at 23:25 (BBC1)

    The presenter is given the chance to enact every adrenaline junkie’s fantasy with an all-access visit to the set of the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace. He meets Daniel Craig, along with on-screen villain Mathieu Amalric and director Marc Forster to discuss how the iconic spy has been transformed to meet the tastes of a modern audience


    Bond: The Making of Quantum of Solace

    • Friday, 31 October
    • Begins at 21:45 (ITV1)

    A thirty-minute Quantum of Solace making-of special.


    Royal World Premiere: Quantum of Solace special

    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 14:35 (ITV2)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 2:25 (ITV1)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 9:35 (ITV4)
    • Tuesday, 4 November
    • Begins at 0:40 (ITV1)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 2:25 (ITV1)

    Coverage of Wednesday’s royal premiere of the new James Bond movie, attended by Princes William and Harry. The programme features highlights of the 22nd big-screen outing for Ian Fleming’s masterspy, as played for the second time by Daniel Craig, as well as interviews with some of the stars.


    Quantum of Solace Special

    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 11:30 (Sky Two)
    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 15:00 (Sky One)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 13:30 (Sky Three)
    • Tuesday, 4 November
    • Begins at 0:40 (Sky One)

    A preview of the latest Bond film, with Daniel Craig as the secret agent.


    Bond Girl Diaries

    • Tuesday, 28 October
    • Begins at 17:00 (E!)
    • Wednesday, 29 October
    • Begins at 20:30 (E!)
    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 12:30 (E!)
    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 14:30 (E!)
    • Saturday, 1 November
    • Begins at 18:30 (E!)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 9:00 (Sky One)
    • Sunday, 2 November
    • Begins at 15:30 (E!)
    • Monday, 3 November
    • Begins at 17:30 (E!)
    • Tuesday, 4 November
    • Begins at 15:30 (E!)
    • Tuesday, 4 November
    • Begins at 20:30 (E!)
    • Wednesday, 5 November
    • Begins at 10:30 (E!)
    • Wednesday, 5 November
    • Begins at 18:30 (E!)
    • Thursday, 6 November
    • Begins at 11:30 (E!)
    • Thursday, 6 November
    • Begins at 14:00 (E!)
    • Thursday, 6 November
    • Begins at 21:30 (E!)

    The daily life of Olga Kurylenko at work and at home, as she becomes the latest ‘Bond Girl’ for the spy franchise’s 22nd film Quantum of Solace.

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-10-28
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