1. Celebrate 40 Years of Humour in the James Bond Films

    By daniel on 2002-09-24

    “Choose your next witticism carefully Mr. Bond – it may be your last.” – Goldfinger

    with the support of
    Invites you to pay tribute to

    (1962 – 2002)

    Pinewood Film Studios
    Noon, Sunday 3rd November 2002

    2002 is the 40th anniversary of the release Dr. No the first Eon Productions James Bond film. The 20th official Bond movie Die Another Day is to be released in November. This extraordinary series of internationally adored films has been the mainstay of the British film industry throughout this period. Much of the success of the films is down to the vision of the great and much missed Cubby Broccoli.

    Cubby knew full well that every Bond film had to include certain indispensable ingredients in order to please the millions of fans worldwide. Those all important components were: a dark and handsome leading man; the most glamorous leading ladies; the megalomaniac villain; the gadgets; the car; the locations; the strong story-line and last but by no means least – the humour.

    Every Bond film must have its share of throwaway tag lines, comic characters and zany situations. I am certain that we all have our own personal favourites.

    A plaque unveiling in the British Comedy Society Hall of Fame will be followed by a drinks reception and celebrity luncheon in the famous dining room at Pinewood Film Studios the home of so many of the films.

    As always we will have a special charity auction to raise money for a UNICEF project as nominated by Roger Moore. The event is scheduled to conclude at 5.00pm.

    Invited guests include Shirley Eaton, Honor Blackman, Dame Judi Dench, Valerie Leon, Richard Kiel, Clifton James, Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Samantha Bond, Robbie Coltrane, Brit Ekland, Robert Carlyle, Geoffrey Palmer, Jenny Hanley and some special surprises.

    We look forward to seeing you at this memorable event.


    Tickets for this unique event are £59.00 for non members and just £52.50 for members of the BCS. (The BCS will donate £5 on behalf of each paying guests to the Cubby Broccoli chair at the National Film and Television School).

    The Cubby Broccoli chair supports the work of the School which is a registered charity and provides professional training in the film, television and related media industries. It takes on students wishing to pursue a career in all aspects of the business.

    The price includes plaque unveiling ceremony, a special wine reception, celebrity luncheon and all the entertainment associated with our exclusive events PLUS a complementary limited edition souvenir brochure which includes features by Lee Pfeiffer, co-author of The essential James Bond, an exclusive BCS tribute from legendary James Bond actor Roger Moore and a special Bond quiz compiled by Trivial Pursuit question writer Brian Highley who will be handing over a special prize to the quiz winner on the day.

    Membership of the BCS entitles you to two reduced price tickets for each event. To join now, or to renew your membership, please add £12.50 to your payment.

    Please apply for your tickets on the form below and return it together with your payment to: John Gatenby, The British Comedy Society, 37, Langbourne Avenue, London, N6 6PS . Cheque payable to British Comedy Society please.

    Your tickets with details of the venue will be sent out approximately two weeks before the event.

    Many thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on 3rd November 2002 at Pinewood.

    Gareth Hughes – Chairman