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Topic: bob holness

Does anyone know of anyway to get a copy of or atleast hear the 1950 Moonraker radio story by Bob Holness.
As it was only broadcast in South Africa, i assume it was not recorded or anything.

I'd really like to hear it!!

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Unless there is someone in South Africa with information, (and he hasn't shown up yet) This is one of the holy grails for diehard Fleming fans..

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Unfortunately no, and I'm always surprised why nobody thought of producing more similar radio plays. The only other radio play I know of is a version You Only Live Twice and that one was just superb.

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1950? But isn't that five years before the novel was released? ajb007/insane

Last edited by i expect u2 die (12th Mar 2006 19:38)

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Obviously a typo, it was broadcast in the mid to late 50s if memory serves me correctly.

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I've read up on the subject a little and 1956 is the date shown for the radio programme.

I've also learned about the British gameshow - Blockbusters. It reminds me of Wheel Of Fortune except shaped like a hexagon.

The host was Bob Holness. Interesting.

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The Cat wrote:

UThe only other radio play I know of is a version You Only Live Twice and that one was just superb.

I'd love to hear that version- the excellent Michael Jayston played Bond in that if I remember rightly. Was it ever made available? Might be worth keeping an eye on BBC7- they often repeat good old stuff like their The Saint adaptations and some great old Holmes and sci-fi stories.

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Alex wrote:

I've also learned about the British gameshow - Blockbusters. It reminds me of Wheel Of Fortune except shaped like a hexagon.

The host was Bob Holness.

This is Bob. He couldn't be less like Bond if he tried. I have always found it incredible that he played him first. Still, he gave me many pleasant memories of my youth ...

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Can I have a P please Bob ? ... ajb007/lol

Last edited by Lady Rose (25th Oct 2006 14:34)

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Lady Rose wrote:

Still, he gave me many pleasant memories of my youth ...Can I have a P please Bob ? ... ajb007/lol

Essential post high school and university viewing, that was!

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Lady Rose wrote:
Alex wrote:

I've also learned about the British gameshow - Blockbusters. It reminds me of Wheel Of Fortune except shaped like a hexagon.

The host was Bob Holness.

This is Bob. He couldn't be less like Bond if he tried. I have always found it incredible that he played him first. Still, he gave me many pleasant memories of my youth ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/guides/456900/456930/img/1127407699.jpg

Had his poster on your wall, Lady Rose?

He's not too different from Roger in AVTAK era actually. Both Librans, if I'm not mistaken.


Can I have a P please Bob ? ... ajb007/lol

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Since this deals with rarities, here's an interesting titdbit from the super information highway that I wasn't aware of.

La Resurrection du Dragon, 1978. Starring: Alexander Grant. An unofficial, French-made Bond movie.

The Green Jade Mahjongg, 1980's. Bond actor unknown. A very obscure, Asian-made Bond movie. Incidentally, the actor playing Bond was American.

ajb007/amazed

Last edited by Alex (26th Oct 2006 17:15)

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Wow! Those are interesting tidbits! I wonder if these films have made their way on DVD somehow somewhere.

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Alex wrote:

La Resurrection du Dragon, 1978. Starring: Alexander Grant. An unofficial, French-made Bond movie.

The Green Jade Mahjongg, 1980's. Bond actor unknown. A very obscure, Asian-made Bond movie. Incidentally, the actor playing Bond was American.

say those sound awesome
wonder if theyre more or less faithfull to the source material than (Roger Moore's) Moonraker?
maybe theyre missions so top secret the englishspeaking world cant be made aware of them

reminds me of the pirated Harry Potter books published in China when J K Rowling took 2 years between book 4 and book 5
supposedly the ghostwriter kept calling Dumbledore Gandalf

Last edited by caractacus potts (27th Oct 2006 19:13)