1. Ian Fleming Centenary Site Revamped

    By Matt Weston on 2008-03-28

    It is precisely two months until the centenary of James Bond author Ian Fleming’s birth, and has been given a major overhaul.

    The website, which was launched last December, has seen its content significantly expanded to include details on all of Ian Fleming’s 007 (and non-007) novels, as well as information about Charlie Higson’s Young Bond series and Samantha Weinberg’s The Moneypenny Diaries trilogy.

    Highlights of the revamped site include a glimpse at the upcoming radio dramatisation of Ian Fleming’s Doctor No, and news of a previously unannounced radio program: “The Bond Correspondence”, featuring letters between Ian Fleming and his readers about James Bond. The programme will air on BBC Radio 4 on 10 May and be presented by Roger Moore.

    Also, on BBC Radio 4, in June, Bond fans can look forward to a reading of Ian Fleming’s “Risico”, to be broadcast in a week-long series of spy stories.

    On 30 September, the “Introducing James Bond: A Tribute to Ian Fleming” Charity Gala will be held at The Royal Festival Hall in London, in aid of The British Heart Foundation.

    Head over to for the official centenary celebration news source.

    Stay tuned to CBn for the latest details and coverage of the Ian Fleming centenary events.