1. BBC Archive launches collection exploring the enduring appeal of 007

    By Kevin Wells on 2010-12-16

    Today BBC Archive released a collection of television and radio items examining the James Bond phenomenon through the eyes of those who shaped the character of the world’s most popular secret agent, both in print and on film. Items in the collection reveal the origins, development, and more recent literary iterations of 007 from a 1958 discussion between authors Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to interviews and discussions with Raymond Benson, Kingsley Amis, Charlie Higson and Sebastian Faulks.

    On the film side, there are numerous broadcasts that include contributions by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Sean Connery, Ken Adam, Roald Dahl, Lewis Gilbert, Guy Hamilton, Geoffrey Boothroyd, Lois Maxwell, Roger Moore, Richard Kiel, Timothy Dalton, Paul McCartney, John Barry, David Arnold, John Glen, Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli among many many others.

    Additionally there is a behind-the-scenes gallery on the set of The Spy Who Loved Me. All-in-all a fantastic collection for Bond fans to go through. James Bond Archive

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