James Bond Themes

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James Bond Themes

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:40 pm

What is your favourite James Bond Theme?
Mine is Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight and the Pips.

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:06 pm

Live And Let Die, A View To A Kill - the latter quite possibly the best thing DD ever did.
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Post by MJMcCready » Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:56 am

lol, Living Daylight also very good.

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Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:51 am

I think Juga Di Prima has the ideal style for a James Bond theme song. Take a listen and see what you think: https://youtu.be/21QpsK7LRM4

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Post by John Upham » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:28 am

Who was the first person to portray James Bond on British Television? :D

Clue : it was not Sean Connery
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Re: James Bond Themes

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:06 pm

John Upham wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:28 am
Who was the first person to portray James Bond on British Television? :D
Clue : it was not Sean Connery
Barry Nelson? in Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theatre).
Don't know if this American TV series was shown in the UK.
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Post by Neil Graham » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:04 pm

John Upham wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:28 am
Who was the first person to portray James Bond on British Television? :D

Clue : it was not Sean Connery
David Niven.

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Post by MJMcCready » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:59 pm

And which Irishman refused the role in the 60s?

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:28 pm

Patrick McGoohan?

IIRC because he did not approve of Bond's (lack of) morals.
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Post by John Upham » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:32 pm

Apologies : I made an error with the wording of my question.

It should have been

Who was the first British person to portray James Bond on radio or television?
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Re: James Bond Themes

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:56 pm

"Who was the first British person to portray James Bond on radio or television?"

Bob Holness?

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Post by John Upham » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:04 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:56 pm
"Who was the first British person to portray James Bond on radio or television?"

Bob Holness?
Correct. A quizzers favourite and generally unexpected.

"I'll have a P please Bob" Holness played 007 in the radio dramatisation on South African radio between 1955 and 1958.

It is not clear who played Holly Goodhead and since Lois Chiles was born on April 15, 1947 it is unlikely it was her.
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Re: James Bond Themes

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:52 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Patrick McGoohan?

IIRC because he did not approve of Bond's (lack of) morals.

Yeah, not too sure about the lack of morals thing but quite possibly true.

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Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:56 pm

"Yeah, not too sure about the lack of morals thing but quite possibly true."

Patrick McGoohan did refuse to do sex-scenes as his wife might be upset, so it could be that.

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Re: James Bond Themes

Post by MSoszynski » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:11 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:51 am
I think Juga Di Prima has the ideal style for a James Bond theme song. Take a listen and see what you think: https://youtu.be/21QpsK7LRM4
Magnificent!

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