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James Bond film maraton in HD on TV4 Sweden

By: Anders Frejdh
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Three times every week, until Christmas 2013, the James Bond films starring Sean Connery and Roger Moore will be broadcast in High Definition on Swedish television in TV4.

The Bond matathon starts on 19th November and runs until 19th December.

DR NO (1962): TV4, Tuseday, November 19, 0:00pm
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, Wednesday, November 20, 11:00pm
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, Thursday, November 21, 11:00pm
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
Actors: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Cec Linder, Lois Maxwell

Thunderball (1965): TV4, Tuseday, November 26, 11:00pm
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, Wednesday, November 27, 11:00pm
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, Thursday, November 28, 11:00pm
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, Tuseday, December 3, 11:00pm
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

Live and Let Die (1973): TV4, Wednesday, December 4, 11:00pm
British action film from 1973. When three British agents are killed, James Bond is ordered to investigate. The tracks lead him Kananga, Prime Minister of the island of San Monique. Bond travels to Harlem where he is captured by the gangster Mr Big and is taken to a basement. He manages to escape and later receives help from Felix Leiter in his pursuit for Kananga and Mr Big.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Lois Maxwell, Clifton James

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974): TV4, Thursday, December 5, 11:00pm
British action film from 1974. MI6 receives a package with a golden bullet that has 007 engraved on it and suspects that the assassin Scaramanga, known as the man with the golden gun, had been asked to kill Bond. They decide to immediately cancel the mission Bond is out on and send him away on holiday. But during his vacation Bond manage to locate the manufacturer of Scaramanga’s golden bullet which leads him to Scaramanga's mistress. Bond does not realize that Scaramanga is looking for the researcher from Bond's previous mission. He wants him because of his invention that may be the solution to the world's energy crisis.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Lois Maxwell, Clifton James

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977): TV4, Tuseday, December 10, 11:00pm
British action film from 1977. A British nuclear submarine disappears without a trace and Bond is assigned to find out what has happened. Meanwhile, a Russian submarine disappears and KGB sends out their top female agent Anya Amasova to investigate. Both sides believe that it is the other one that is behind the thefts but soon it becomes clear that none of them has anything to do with what has happened. The tracks leads them to the wealthy shipping magnate Karl Stromberg who has a marine research laboratory outside of Sardinia. MI6 and the KGB decide to cooperate and Bond and Amasova discover that Stromberg's plan is far more sinister than they ever imagined.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Actors: Roger Moore, Curt Jurgens, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro, Lois Maxwell

MOONRAKER (1979): TV4, Wednesday, December 11, 11:00pm
British action film from 1979. The mad industrial magnate Hugo Drax has a desire to eradicate all human life on earth, but first he wants to evacuate a dozen perfect human beings to a base in orbit. His plan is that they shall return to earth with genetically superior people. To be able to put his plan into action, he must steal a space shuttle. James Bond is assigned to investigate the disappearance of the capsule which takes him to Venice. Together with CIA agent Holly Goodhead, he tries to stop Drax's and his plans.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Actors: Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles, Lois Maxwell

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981): TV4, Thursday, December 12, 11:00pm
British action from 1981. When a British spy ship sinks, off the coast of Albania, marine biologist Sir Havelock is sent there. The vessel was equipped with key military transmitters which could order missile attacks from British submarines and Havelock is ordered to try to locate the vessel.
As Havelock and his wife is murdered, Bond get the task of finding the wreck, find out who is behind the murder of the Havelock’s and prevent the transmitters from ending up in the wrong hands. He begins with a trip to Greece where he finds out it’s hard to cope with Havelock’s daughter Melina as she wants to avenge her parent’s death.

Director: John Glen
Actors: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett, Michael Gothard, John Wyman

OCTOPUSSY (1983): TV4, Tuseday, December 17, 11:00pm
British action from 1983. James Bond barely manage to escape from Latin America and arrive back in England before being sent out on a new mission.
A Fabergé egg that a former agent managed to hand over to the English embassy, before he was killed, has proved to be false. The real egg will be sold on an exclusive auction at Christe’s in London. Bond manage to switch the eggs during the auction and locate the buyer, an Afghan prince who calls himself Kamal. The tracks lead Bond to India and a smuggler queen called Octopussy. But, the jewellery smuggling turns out to be a cover for a much worse plan to start another world war.

Director: John Glen
Actors: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Lois Maxwell, Mary Stavin

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983): TV4, Wednesday, December 18, 11:00pm
British action from 1983. Agent 007, also known as James Bond, is training hard and has checked into a health farm outside London. Meanwhile, two employees of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the crime syndicate Spectre, are stealing two nuclear loaded cruising missiles. The plan for Spectre is to use these missiles in order to blackmail the whole world.
The new head of the British Secret Service doubts Bond's methods and lifestyle, but he has no other choice and order 007 to help them against Blofeld. The hunt takes Bond to the Bahamas, Monte Carlo and North Africa.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Skådespelare: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Barbara Carrera, Max von Sydow, Edward Fox, Pamela Salem, Rowan Atkinson, Valerie Leon

A VIEW TO A KILL (1985): TV4, Thursday, December 19, 11:00pm
British action from 1985. Psychopath Max Zorin and his accomplices plan to blow up the American place for manufacturing microchip, Silicon Valley. James Bond is assigned to stop the evil Zorin but it turns out to be a difficult task for Bond that takes him to both Siberia and Paris.

Director: John Glen
Actors: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Mary Stavin, Lois Maxwell, Dolph Lundgren


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)
>All James Bond films with Pierce Brosnan on TV4 (June-August 2013)

Photo above:
One of the Swedish film posters for You Only Live Twice (1967) from Anders Frejdh's collection.

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