Roger Moore: The Spy Who We Loved

November 21st, 2014 by


Two men were among the few to play cinema’s most iconic spy. Two men broke unimaginable box office records. Both of these became pop culture icons, one of the sixties, one of the seventies. But where Sean Connery would forever be lauded as the epitome of British Cool and the perennial favourite of Timothy Dalton, […]

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Unfilmed Bond: ‘From A View To A Kill’

November 13th, 2014 by

For Your Eyes Only

Before 007 appeared on the big screen Ian Fleming was involved in an aborted series for US television. When the project fell through many of the stories were reworked by Fleming  and published in the collection For Your Eyes Only.  At the beginning of last month Ian Fleming Publications announced a new James Bond novel to be written […]

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Q-Branch: James Bond Podcast #5

November 3rd, 2014 by


The long awaited episode 5 is now available! This time we talk about Ian Fleming’s first novel, Casino Royale. You can listen online above, or download it from iTunes and get every episode as soon as it is released.

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: the cold shower

October 29th, 2014 by

The Cold Shower

It can be a bit of a shock at first but there are a variety of benefits to following James Bond’s example and regularly taking a cold shower. Let’s take a look at them below. A couple of weeks ago, in Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day, I […]

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Interview: David Mason discusses Anthony Sinclair, the return of the Conduit Cut & recreating the ‘Goldfinger’ golf sweater

October 22nd, 2014 by

Goldfinger Slazenger sweater

David Mason discusses Anthony Sinclair’s James Bond clothing line, including the recently launched Slazenger golf sweater from Goldfinger.

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day

October 16th, 2014 by


Despite all the hard drinking, heaving smoking and rich foods eaten by James Bond, he is still required to maintain a high level of fitness for his missions. Below you’ll learn how he stays fit and what we can learn from 007 to increase our own fitness. 007’s fitness routine Although Ian Fleming doesn’t provide much in the […]

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Review: Catching Bullets by Mark O’Connell

October 8th, 2014 by

Catching Bullets review

Can you imagine that soon after watching your first James Bond film you learnt your grandfather worked for Eon Productions? That’s exactly what happened to Mark O’Connell, who relates his story in Catching Bullets, reviewed here. Published back in 2012 in the lead up to Skyfall, I’d been meaning to get a copy of Catching Bullets by Mark […]

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The gadgets of the DB5

September 30th, 2014 by

Goldfinger's Aston Martin DB5

While Goldfinger is often considered iconic for many reasons, one of the elements that helps to keep it in the public eye is the first appearance of the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5. Here we take a look at those gadgets. Although Ian Fleming had put 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB Mark […]

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Goldfinger’s Most Iconic Moments

September 25th, 2014 by


2014 sees classic Bond adventure Goldfinger celebrate its 50th anniversary, marking Sean Connery’s third entry of the 007 franchise. Arguably, it is the series most iconic film and the movie famous for cementing the franchise’s popularity. The film often tops lists of favourite Bond films and is one of the many reasons indeed why Connery […]

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The drinks of ‘Goldfinger’

September 23rd, 2014 by

Goldfinger Drinks

The Aston Martin DB5, golden girls and atomic plots have all become icons of the James Bond film series. However, while Goldfinger appears to have everything, 007’s signature drink was missing from the mix. While Goldinger features many iconic moments and provided a template for all subsequent Bond films, it may be surprising to learn that the vodka martini […]

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