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Blonde Ambition: Reinventing Bond

When MGM and EON obtained the rights to Casino Royale, it was akin to getting their hands on the Holy Grail. With Kevin McClory and his rival bids no longer dogging their heels, the way was clear to deliver Bond the way the world was used to seeing him. Except…why not go back to the […]

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Edge Of Darkness: Tree Detective

The Boys From The Blackstuff, The Monocled Mutineer, Edge Of Darkness; in hindsight  it seems as if the 1980’s was a decade of politically sharp television drama. However, Troy Kennedy Martin’s long gestation of EOD (started in 1982, screened in 1985)  arose out of his despondency at the apolitical atmosphere at the BBC – he […]

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We’ve been expecting you, Mr Brosnan – 2nd time lucky

1994 was a testing time for the Bond series. After being mired in legal wrangles, a new Bond film was finally under consideration after a five year gap. A new actor was being considered in the role, without Cubby Broccoli’s guiding hand. Could Pierce Brosnan deliver the goods? Brosnan was very close to securing the […]

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