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25 July 2015
Diamonds Are Forever On Bbc Radio 4

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-07-25
Diamonds Are Forever BBC radio 4
James Bond returns in this radio broadcast premiere of Diamonds Are Forever, a dramatisation of Ian Fleming's classic 1956 novel with Bond alumni Toby Stephens as 007 (Toby also plortrayed Gustav Graves in the 2002 film Die Another Day). This marks the 5th time Toby Stephens portrays Bond on radio.

Date: July 25, 2015
Time: 2.30pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

An all-star Ian Fleming James Bond adventure, directed by Martin Jarvis and starring Toby Stephens as 007.

Fleming's fourth Bond novel is especially dazzling. Its dark humour encompasses millions of pounds worth of diamonds smuggled out of British mines in Africa. Responsible? Somebody known as 'ABC'. James Bond is sent undercover by MI6 to New York to follow the pipeline. Masquerading as a courier he meets enticing, ice-cold, Tiffany Case. She stands between Bond and gang-bosses whose criminal diamond business stretches from Sierra Leone, via London, to the gambling tables of Las Vegas.

Bond infiltrates the mob. Horse-racing scams, a car chase, a rigged card game, pursuit by locomotive - Bond and Tiffany endure all. Eventually flown to West Africa, Bond unmasks the ultimate villain.

Archie Scottney's dramatisation parades a bizarre collection of mafiosi monsters.

Other parts played by members of the cast:

Director: Martin Jarvis
Sound design: Mark Holden
Original music: Mark Holden and Michael Lopez
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

Cast:
• Alan Shearman as Rufus B Saye
• Alex Jennings as 'Shady' Tree
• Andre Sogliuzzo as Rocky
• Andre Sogliuzzo as Wint
• Darren Richardson as Kidd
• Darren Richardson as The Sergeant
• Jared Harris as Mr Spang
• John Standing as 'M'
• Josh Stamberg as Felix Leiter
• Kevin Daniels as Sammy
• Lisa Dillon as Tiffany Case
• Martin Jarvis as Voice of Ian Fleming
• Matthew Wolf as Tingaling
• Matthew Wolf as Dentist
• Nigel Havers as Supt Harris
• Stacy Keach as Ernie Cureo
• Toby Stephens as James Bond

Editor's note:
EON Productions has casting approval on the radio Bond.

For other 'Bond on radio' posts featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Listen to the Diamonds Are Forever radio play on BBC Radio 4:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0631r4y

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