The TV Bond (1954 – 2021)

Casino Royale (1954) – Combined Intelligence agent James Bond is assigned the task of beating the Soviet agent known as Le Chiffre at baccarat. Complicating matters is that Le Chiffre’s current girlfriend is Bond’s old flame, Valerie Mathis, who is secretly an agent of French Intelligence. After he is defeated le Chiffre confronts Mathis and Bond in Bond’s hotel room, where Bond is tortured by Le Chiffre’s bodyguards. Bond manages to escape and in the ensuing struggle shots and kills Le Chiffre. Podcasts: Review

Mainly Millicent / James Bond on Holiday (1964) -After assignments in Ankara and Casablanca, Bond decides to use some of his six week’s paid vacation and checks into a hotel for a short holiday. After leaving the casino he decides to settle down for a drink on the terrace where he is surprised to find his Soviet nemesis, the beautiful spy, Sonia Serakova who also claims to be on holiday. The two trade barbs and mutual distrust until they both receive a call back to action.

Olympics Opening Ceremony (2012) – At the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Bond is tasked with ensuring the safe arrival of Queen Elizabeth II. After escorting The Queen from Buckingham palace, Britain’s top secret agent and his sovereign parachute into the Olympic Stadium from a helicopter, floating down to the crowd beneath Union Jack parachutes.

Comic Relief (2021) – A cleaner in M’s office inadvertently presses a special button that summons James Bond to report in on-screen from a secure location. She then proceeds to scold him about the consequences of his lifestyle and missions.