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  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    Enjoying a few beers and Casino Royale now -{
    Touché and with SF on tomorrow perfect for kicking back and enjoying the ride :D

    Mother in law just asked where is David Niven? I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but could not help crying with laughter :))

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    :)) I've just been asked if I want to watch ELF in the living room :o I declined the offer. ;)
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  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    OMG Freaky I am sitting here looking at these!!!

    (Christmas tradition to watch Elf on Eve with my son - as you can see he is 18 now with size 9 feet and 6ft tall!)

    Now converting him to Bond and starting a manly tradition :D

    Cheers :007)
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    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    :)) Never too early to start. ...... Could you post something about Angelina Jolie ..... To see if she calls here ? :D
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    It's quote remarkable how as a boy Christmas involved a connery bond or an early Moore bond, ( which was duly videod and rewstched countless times throughout the year) and now it's a DC bond! When this started for me bond was like 40 odd years older than me! Now he's only 6 years older than, soon I'll be older than Bond :s
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    :)) Yes, as a kid Bond looked like my Dad's age. Now he's basically my age ! ......... I'm really gonna hate the
    Next guy, ........ Or young pretender :D. ( Not really, I love all the Bond actors ) -{
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    It's the circle of life I guess :#
    Your age?? Are you watching cr or Dr no :D
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    Could this be the Bond fan's example of getting old. Instead of policemen looking younger it's
    Bond actors :D
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    :)) could be!
    I'm sure they employ 13 year olds as coppers these days! I'm just waiting for the chance to use the " you still have spots " line to one :D
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    :)) :)) Just not a Traffic cop
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    :)) :)) Just not a Traffic cop
    :))
    I love traffic cops they are just such humorous chaps, I had a lovely chat with one last week who pursued me to tell me all about " over rapid acceleration " ( in an Alan partridge/ boycie style voice. He was terrific fun.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    :)) " Over rapid acceleration ". .... Wonderful expression.
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    Yes, he also used the phrase premature acceleration! I nearly slapped him :))
    He was sat outside a service station on a busy duel carriageway, I came out of it and accelerated up to speed along the very short slip road, it obviously offended him as he gave chase and pulled me over in a dangerous place to kick my tyres, talk down to me " is this your car Sir? " ....
    " erm no officer I've just stolen it "
    And generally talk utter garbage about the dangers of accelerating too quickly in such ( dry) conditions! 8-)
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    I remember Rory Bremner on Top Gear, who said he was stopped for speeding. Telling the officer he was sorry but
    He was rushing home to watch Pride and Prejudice. To which he got the reply
    " Far be it from me to keep you from the classics " :))
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    :)) :)) :)) :))
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,962MI6 Agent
    So CR last night and Skyfall tonight...is UK TV just giving up on QOS or am I missing it in the schedule??
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    JTM wrote:
    So CR last night and Skyfall tonight...is UK TV just giving up on QOS or am I missing it in the schedule??
    No it’s not on, I think they see it as the B*stard child no one wants to wants to watch.
    Shame really as I (and many others) really like it. Not as strong as others granted but still an entertain8ng watch.

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,392MI6 Agent
    Bond44 wrote:
    JTM wrote:
    So CR last night and Skyfall tonight...is UK TV just giving up on QOS or am I missing it in the schedule??
    No it’s not on, I think they see it as the B*stard child no one wants to wants to watch.
    Shame really as I (and many others) really like it. Not as strong as others granted but still an entertain8ng watch.

    Cheers :007)
    Interesting, I see Quantum on TV as much as if not more then Casino Royale. It's probably easier to fit into a channel's schedule since its much shorter then Craig's other Bond films.
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    Bond44 wrote:
    JTM wrote:
    So CR last night and Skyfall tonight...is UK TV just giving up on QOS or am I missing it in the schedule??
    No it’s not on, I think they see it as the B*stard child no one wants to wants to watch.
    Shame really as I (and many others) really like it. Not as strong as others granted but still an entertain8ng watch.

    Cheers :007)
    Interesting, I see Quantum on TV as much as if not more then Casino Royale. It's probably easier to fit into a channel's schedule since its much shorter then Craig's other Bond films.
    It just stands out when they broadcast 3 out of 4 films over Christmas and New Year and miss out QOS that’s all.

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,404MI6 Agent
    Some good bond fodder on today, everything or nothing and bond girls forever on itv this morning.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 650MI6 Agent
    Bond Radio adaptation of Moonraker featuring Toby Stephens as Bond on Radio 4 this weekend in the UK:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x8sp7

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    Great news, I've enjoyed all the other adaptations -{ and have only recently re-read Moonraker ;)
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    Yea! Spectre on itv 2 -{ now.
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  • Colonel SmithersColonel Smithers Posts: 18MI6 Agent
    Bond Radio adaptation of Moonraker featuring Toby Stephens as Bond on Radio 4 this weekend in the UK:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x8sp7

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    Really enjoyed this performance. Spent the day listening to some of the other adaptations, which are available on YouTube.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited April 2018
    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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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    OHMSS is on BBC radio 4 extra ( available in radio player )
    In 15min chunks. As a book at bedtime.
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,783Chief of Staff
    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.

    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).
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    James Bond Solo, is the current book at bedtime , it's
    Available on the BBC radio player. -{
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    I'm enjoying Solo on bbc radio player better than the
    Few times, I've read it. :D
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  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Posts: 221MI6 Agent
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