1. Radio 4 production of Goldfinger now online

    By Devin Zydel on 2010-04-05

    Literary James Bond fans can now access the BBC Radio 4 production of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger online.

    Originally running this past Saturday afternoon, the adaptation of Fleming’s seventh 007 adventure can now be played online via the BBC iPlayer.

    Ian Fleming's 'Goldfinger'

    Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger

    In addition to featuring Sir Ian McKellen in the villainous title role, numerous James Bond film alumni also starred production, including: Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Quantum of Solace).

    The official news release follows:

    A brand-new radio recording of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger has been produced by Jarvis & Ayres, featuring an all-star cast and scheduled to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over Easter weekend 2010.

    Dramatisation is by award-winning Archie Scottney – Murder She Thought and Spy Stories, Something Fresh (P.G. Wodehouse), Man of The Moment and A Small Family Business (Ayckbourn), The Mysterious Mr Quin (Agatha Christie), Shadowlands (Nicholson).

    As with Jarvis & Ayres’ production of Dr No, music is specially composed by Mark Holden and Sam Barbour.

    This remarkable radio adaptation stays true to Ian Fleming’s novel. A full cast list is below.

    GOLDFINGER – Ian McKellen
    JAMES BOND – Toby Stephens
    IAN FLEMING – Martin Jarvis
    ‘M’ – John Standing
    PUSSY GALORE – Rosamund Pike
    HAWKER – Alistair McGowan
    MR STRAP – Tom Hollander
    JOHNNY SOLO – Tim Pigott-Smith
    DU PONT – Henry Goodman
    ODDJOB – Jon David Yu
    HELMUT SPRINGER – Hector Elizondo
    COL. SMITHERS – Ian Ogilvy
    TILLY – Lisa Dillon
    FELIX LEITER – Lloyd Owen
    JILL – Anna-Louise Plowman
    JED MIDNIGHT – Nigel Anthony
    DOCTOR – Kyle Soller
    NIGEL KELTON – Matthew Wolf
    ALFRED BLACKING – Alan Shearman
    NIGEL KELTON – Matthew Wolf

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