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I too enjoyed Moonraker, but do feel they did miss a few things. They didn't describe Drax, which I
would have loved. In my view of Sir Hugo, I've always imagined an actor like Brian Blessed.

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A larger than life character, with a big voice, Booming across a Gentleman's club.

Also, the character of Q has appeared in a few of the radio plays. Now I was always
under the impression that Q was an "EON" invention, and owned by them. Hence why
J Gardner couldn't use Q in his novels and had to invent another character. Would anyone
know how or why Q can appear in these stories ?

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OHMSS is on BBC radio 4 extra ( available  in  radio player )
In 15min chunks. As a book at bedtime.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I too enjoyed Moonraker, but do feel they did miss a few things. They didn't describe Drax, which I
would have loved. In my view of Sir Hugo, I've always imagined an actor like Brian Blessed.

https://s31.postimg.cc/lcdkh0spz/8289174602_7562bf3f0c_b.jpg

A larger than life character, with a big voice, Booming across a Gentleman's club.

Also, the character of Q has appeared in a few of the radio plays. Now I was always
under the impression that Q was an "EON" invention, and owned by them. Hence why
J Gardner couldn't use Q in his novels and had to invent another character. Would anyone
know how or why Q can appear in these stories ?

I couldn't agree more, TP. Samuel West is a good actor, and presumably played the part as Martin Jarvis directed him to, but should have been, I suppose, "bigger" a la Brian Blessed.

As to the Q question, I genuinely don't know what's going on here. These excellent Radio 4 productions are explicitly with IFP's blessing, and they don't own the rights to Q. They do own Major Boothroyd, as used by Gardner and later Benson under their umbrella, but to call him Q they would need Eon's permission and Eon have been a little sticky with regard to the Radio 4 productions (which is why they unfortunately can't be bought as CDs).

Edit: I tried to find out more about this, but have only (so far) found that Eon apparently have casting approval. That's clearly because Eon never ever, no sir, inappropriately cast anyone but might also explain the fact that various people who have been in the Bond films also turn up in the Radio 4 series (Toby Stephens, Joanna Lumley, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rosamund Pike).

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James Bond Solo, is the current book at bedtime , it's
Available  on the BBC radio player.   ajb007/martini

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I'm enjoying Solo on bbc radio player better than the
Few times, I've read it.  ajb007/biggrin

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'My Name is Fleming, Ian Fleming' is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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James Bond Collection to Stream in 4K on Stan Australia from Boxing Day.

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Twenty Bond films now streaming on Netflix (US).

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I noticed that the films were on Netflix. The sound on Casino Royale is off if you don't have surround sound. I will stick to my physical copy. The others I sampled seem okay.

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Pitty Netflix Uk, isn't showing them.  ajb007/crap

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OHMSS is on ITV4 at 20:00, on Wednesday the 1st May. Presumably the bit with the snowplough will stay in, as it is during the final half of the film.

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ajb007/lol It's hard to tell these days, as they seem to censor quite randomly
I have the dvd of "Our Man Flint " One scene where Flint uses his Bosses
finger in a light socket to transfer electricity to an almost dead guard
( Which I find hilarious ) is cut from the dvd, but is included in the
Digital download version I bought from Google Movies  ajb007/lol

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As well as FYEO, Casino Royale was on ITV2 at 9:00.

YOLT is being repeated at 8:00 tonight on ITV4

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Radio Adaptation of ‘Live and Let Die’ on BBC Radio 4
Saturday, 4 May, 2019 at 2:30 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004sb9

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ajb007/martini  great news, I love these radio adaptations.

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Anyone want a copy of the Live and Let Die Radio Drama then drop me a PM with your email address  ajb007/cheers

Bond: More of a Problem Eliminator.

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100 Years of United Artists on Time Warner Classic

The Bond films released under United Artists will air Thursday nights in September on TCM.

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Pluto TV to Launch James Bond Pop-Up Channel

Pluto TV 007 will feature 18 Bond films, kicking off on 1 September, 2019.

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