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|30 JUNE-2 SEPTEMBER 2012
JAMES BOND FILMS ON TV4 THIS SUMMER
|This summer, several of the classic James Bond films will be broadcast in High Definition on Swedish television in channel TV4.
The film cavalcade begins on TV4 on Saturday, June 30, 2012, and continues until September, 2012.
• DR NO (1962): TV4, Saturday, June 30, 9:30pm
British action film from 1962. James Bond is agent 007 and has been commissioned to solve the murder of another agent. The task takes him to Jamaica where he is helped by, among others, CIA agent Felix Leiter. Bond may be hot on your ears with both spindles and three contract killers are after him. He eventually manages to put together all the pieces of the murder and all evidence indicates that it is the evil Dr. No who is behind it.
Director: Terence Young
Actors: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Jack Lord
• FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963): TV4, Saturday, July 7, 9:30pm
British action film from 1963. James Bond, also known as agent 007, is hunting for a Russian decryption engine, a lector. Bond must find the machine before the evil SPECTRE organization. Bond ends up in Istanbul on his quest, and after him he has Spectre’s agents who try to do everything to eliminate him.
Director: Terence Young
Actors: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Lois Maxwell
• GOLDFINGER (1964): TV4, Saturday, July 14, 9:30pm
British action film from 1964. Bank of England suspects that Auric Goldfinger is behind major gold smuggling. Agent 007, James Bond, is called to investigate. He discovers that something much bigger than that is underway, and that Goldfinger is planning to take over the world.
Director: Guy Hamilton, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Cec Linder, Lois Maxwell
Actors: Sean Connery
• THUNDERBALL (1965): TV4, Saturday, July 21, 9:30pm
British action film from 1965. Agent 007, James Bond, is invited to locate and recover two stolen nuclear warheads, which the evil SPECTRE organization has taken over. The whole world is held hostage and Bond travels to Nassau where he meets the beautiful Domino. The question is whether he will succeed in the mission and prevent millions of innocent dead.
Director: Terence Young
Actors: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Luciana Paluzzi, Mollie Peters, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
• YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967): TV4, Saturday, July 28, 9:30pm
British action film from 1967. As an American and Russian space capsule is hijacked there are concerns that a third world war will break out. The British Government gives 007 the mission to try to prevent the catastrophe of what a war would mean. Bond discovers that the Spectre organization is behind the hijackings, but the motives are unclear. Bond must find the missing canisters before the two great powers will start a world war.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Actors: Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Mie Hama, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
• ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969): TV4, Saturday, August 4, 9:30pm
On Her Majesty's Secret Service from 1969 is the sixth film about the British agent James Bond. The Spectre organization is plotting diabolical plans and it is up to Bond to stop them. James Bond is working undercover to find out what the sinister organization Spectre, with the leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the lead, is planning. When M removes Bond from the mission to track down Blofeld, he leaves and continues his research on his own. He allies himself with the beautiful Teresa di Vicenzo and discovers that traces of Blofeld leads to Switzerland. It turns out that the Spectre is behind and takes out a weapon to bring biological warfare and now it's up 007 to stop them.
Director: Peter Hunt
Actors: George Lazenby, Telly Savalas, Diana Rigg, Lois Maxwell
• DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971): TV4, Saturday, August 11, 9:30pm
The British action film Diamonds Are Forever from 1971 is the seventh film about the British agent James Bond. A batch of diamonds disappears and intelligence becomes perplexed when they are not sold on the world market. A large batch of South African diamonds disappears and everyone gets puzzled when they do not show up on the world market. The British Secret Service selects James Bond to solve the mystery. Bond goes undercover infiltrating the diamond league and follows the diamonds to Los Angeles. Soon, he realizes that that his old arch-enemy Ernst Stavros Blofeld is involved. It turns out that Blofeld plans is more than just diamond smuggling.
Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Sean Connery, Charles Gray, Jill St. John, Lana Wood, Lois Maxwell
• GOLDENEYE (1995): TV4 Film - Thursday, August 30 at 9:00pm
Agent James Bond is on a mission with Alec Trevelyan (006) to blow up a Russian chemical weapons factory. Trevelyan is captured by General Ourumov. Bond is forced to choose between saving his friend or complete the mission. Trevelyan tells Bond to blow up the base, which Bond does.
Nine years later, Bond is on his way to Monaco. There he meets Xenia Onatopp and flirts with her. She leaves the casino, however, with an admiral. The next day, she and Ourumov steal a helicopter that they use to blow up a base in Siberia in order to get access to a satellite weapon, GoldenEye. Only two people survive the attack on the base, computer experts Natalya Simonova and Boris Grishenko.
Director: Martin Campbell
Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Izabella Scorupco, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewellyn
• TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997): TV4 Film - Friday, August 31 at 9:00pm
Media mogul Elliot Carver is not content just to sell news through his newspaper Tomorrow and its globe-spanning satellite network - he also creates them. Carver's first step to create a world in crisis, by his high-tech battleship sinking a British ship in the South China Sea and then blame the Chinese. As tension rises between East and West sends his British agent James Bond to infiltrate a media party that Carver gives in Hamburg.
Bond hits with Carver's beautiful wife, Paris, which he previously had a relationship with. He also makes the acquaintance of Wai Lin from the People's Security Force in Beijing. By creating a war between Britain and China are planning Carver to place a Chinese general that China's next leader. In return, he shall give Carver monopoly on radio and television broadcasts in China. Along with Wai Lin succeed Bond uncover Carver and prevent a third world war.
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Pryce, Teri Hatcher, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewellyn
• THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999): TV4 Film - Saturday, September 1 at 9:00pm
A large British businessman and friend of M, Sir Robert King, are assassinated inside the MI6 headquarters in London. M sends its agents on the hunt for the killer. When Agent 007 is assigned to protect the victim's daughter, Elektra, a hot oil heiress, he is thrown into a passionate and colourful adventure. He is against one of his greatest enemies, Renard, a ruthless high-tech terrorist, with a total inability to feel pain makes him a formidable enemy, virtually unstoppable. Luckily, Bond gets help from the female scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones.
Director: Michael Apted
Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewellyn, John Cleese
• DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002): TV4 Film - Sunday, September 2 at 9:00pm
James Bond's uses a glider to get into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Where "wash" the North Korean Colonel Moon diamonds to buy weapons. Unmasked as a spy Bond Moons disrupt operations and wounded his henchman Zao. Moon Dog Bond in a hovercraft and drive over a cliff and is considered dead. Bond may be in over a year in North Korean prison before he is extradited to Zao, imprisoned in the West.
Bond is recovering in the vicinity of Hong Kong. His boss, M, revokes Bond's license to kill when he suspects that Bond secrets revealed in captivity. Determined to clear his name escapes Bond and swimming to Hong Kong, where he hears that Zao is active. Bond gets a tip of the Chinese secret police and following Zao to Cuba. At a private clinic, he learns that Zao undergoes a treatment to change their appearance. Bond hits the American agent Jinx Zao who is also on the trail. After a battle with Bond, Zao manage to escape.
Director: Lee Tamahori
Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Toby Stephens, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, John Cleese
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Earlier broadcasts of James Bond on Swedish TV featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Bondmaker (documentary) on Viasat History (November 2006)
>You Only Live Twice (1967) on TV3 (November 2007)
>Casino Royale TV premiere on Canal Plus (December 2007)
>True Bond (documentary) on SVT1 (May 2008)
>James Bond marathon on TV3 (November 2008)
>Quantum of Solace TV premiere on Canal Plus (November 2009)
>17 James Bond films on TV4 Plus (January-April 2011)
>All James Bond films with Pierce Brosnan on TV3 (February-March 2011)
>17 James Bond films on TV4 Film (September-October 2011)
>18 James Bond films on TV4 Film (December 2011-January 2012)
>17 James Bond films on Sjuan (March-June 2012)
>All James Bond films with Pierce Brosnan on TV4 Film (April 2012)
One of the Swedish film posters for From Russia with Love (1963) from Anders Frejdh's collection.
Visit TV4's official website for the complete schedule: