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Eight James Bond films on TV4 Sweden this summer

By: Anders Frejdh
James Bond filmer TV4 2013
During the summer of 2013, following the recent James Bond contest on TV4, it is once again time for agent 007 to grace Swedish television screens. TV4 (simulcast with TV4 HD) airs eight of the classic films, everyone with Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan plus Daniel Craig's first two in the role as 007.

The Bond marathon on TV4 starts on Monday, June 17th 2013, and continues until August 5th, 2013.

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987): TV4 - Monday, June 17th at 9:30pm
"Bond is assigned to ensure that the high-ranked Russian general Koskov’s defection to the West goes smoothly. When Bond and Koskov are about to escape, Bond discovers a beautiful cellist who has a rifle sighted on the General. But the girl does not kill him. The escape to the West is a success, but just when Koskov has informed what the KGB General Pushkin is up to, KGB captures Koskov. Bond suspect that everything was planned from the start and decides to contact Kara to find out what Koskov’s actual plan is."

Actors: Timothy Dalton, Jeroen Krabbe, Maryam d'Abo, John Rhys-Davies, Caroline Bliss

Director: John Glen

LICENCE TO KILL (1989): TV4 - Monday, June 24th at 9:30pm
"The powerful drug dealer Franz Sanchez escapes from prison, maim Bond's best friend, Felix Leiter, and kills his wife just after their wedding. Agent 007 goes for revenge, but M believes that Bond is too emotionally involved in the case and revokes his license to kill and gives him a different, less compelling mission. This causes Bond to leave the service and launch a personal vendetta against Sanchez by infiltrating his organization. He gets help from another one of Leiter’s good friends, Pam Bouvier."

Director: John Glen

Actors: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Caroline Bliss

GoldenEye (1995) (1995): TV4 Film - Monday, July 1st at 9:30pm
"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 - Monday, July 8th at 9:30pm
"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 - Monday, July 15th at 9:30pm
"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 - Monday, July 22nd at 9:30pm
"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

CASINO ROYALE (2006): TV4 - Monday, July 29th at 9:30pm
"James Bond's first mission as 007 leads him to Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorists. In order to stop him and to destroy the terrorist network Bond must defeat Le Chiffre in a high stakes poker game at Casino Royale.

At first, Bond is annoyed by the fact that beautiful British Governor official, Vesper Lynd, is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and supervise over the government's money. Together, they survive a series of deadly attacks, all carried out by Le Chiffre and his men, an attraction evolves between the two, leading them both to further danger and events occur that change Bond's life forever."

Director: Martin Campbell

Actors: Daniel Craig, Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Caterina Murino

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008): TV4 - Monday, August 5th at 9:30pm
"Bond and M is on the tracks of a murky international network. After an assassination attempt on M, all trails leads to Dominic Greene. The "environmental developer" Greene is determined to usurp an abandoned area of Bolivia in exchange for helping a strong man to carry out a coup. CIA condones and only Bond can stop Greene. M wonders if she can trust and rely on Bond, or if he is driven by revenge."

Director: Marc Forster

Actors: Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench

(FSWL founder Anders Frejdh is an extra in Quantum of Solace and can be seen when Daniel Craig's James Bond chases a villain and walks around Anders during one of the scenes in the opera house filmed in Bregenz, Austria in April / May 2008.)


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)
>11 James Bond films on TV4 (June-September 2012)

Image below:
Swedish one-sheet film poster for The Living Daylights from Anders Frejdh's collection. © 1987 Danjaq LLC and United Artists Corporation.

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