James Bond: A Dance Through the Decades on 17 September, 2021 on BBC Radio 2.
BBC Radio 4 - Monday 17 October 2022 at 1.45 pm and through the week until Friday:
Wild Bond - The Spy - Episode 1 of 5:
The name's Bond. James Bond. Everyone's favourite spy has been serving up the guns, the glamour, the girls and the gadgets on the silver screen for 60 years, and we're celebrating... In a slightly unusual way. Emily Knight is taking the iconic characters from the Bond world and re-casting them, from the animal kingdom. Which of our animal cousins would make the best 007? Who do we cast as the Bond Girl? In nature, who comes equipped with the best gadgets? Who are villains, bent on world domination, and who are the henchmen, just following orders?
In this first episode, we're starting in the obvious place: James himself. His Majesty's lapdog. The fighter. The lover. The spy.
Animal espionage is all around us in nature: from experts in disguise, camouflaging themselves to avoid detection, to masters of mimicry, pretending to be something they're not. But true, deliberate deception - what biologists call 'tactical deception' - is surprisingly rare in the animal world. It requires high intelligence, social graces, and 'theory of mind' - an ability to conceive of yourself through the eyes of another. Emily learns about some sneaky birds, and some crafty capuchins, who might just have mastered it.
With Bond expert Ian Kinane from the University of Roehampton, and Evolutionary Anthropologist Brandon Wheeler from the University of Kent.
Presented and Produced in Bristol by Emily Knight
Seems the UK TV premiere of No Time To Die is on New Year's Day 2023.
Some debate on Twitter as to when the first ad break will be, given the pre-credits is so long.
It was good to see ITV1 opting for some traditional Bank Holiday Weekend broadcasting today: YOLT, consummate Bond for the afternoon schedule!
And OHMSS over the last weekend too. Just checked and DAF is on this Sunday. Are ITV doing a Bond season..?! That crept under the radar, if so.
I think it is the channel's standard practice now to repeat the movies in order on ITV4, then again on ITV1, then again on ITV4, then again.... see where I am going with this? Best TV showing recently was a couple of years back: FRWL on BBC4 without ad breaks.