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Thunderball radio play on BBC Radio 4

By: FSWL team
James Bond Thunderball BBC radio4
James Bond returns in this radio broadcast premiere of Thunderball, a dramatisation of Ian Fleming's classic 1961 novel with Bond alumni Toby Stephens as 007 (Toby also plortrayed Gustav Graves in the 2002 film Die Another Day). This marks the 6th time Toby Stephens portrays Bond on radio.

Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 2.30pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

It's 1959. Blackmail. The western world is in jeopardy. Can James Bond prevent nuclear disaster?

Martin Jarvis directs an all-star cast as SPECTRE's pilot hijacks a Vindicator bomber carrying two atomic bombs. Once its cargo is delivered to the Bahamas, he is killed and the bombs are secreted on board the cruiser Disco Volante. The British Prime Minister receives a letter from criminal mastermind Ernst Blofeld - two major cities will be decimated unless a huge ransom is paid.

Operation Thunderball attempts to recover the nuclear weapons.

M assigns 007 to the Bahamas. He joins forces with CIA's Felix Leiter. Bond meets Domino - mistress of Blofeld's second-in-command, Largo and sister of the dead pilot - and recruits her to spy on Largo.

The ransom deadline nears. After an undersea battle Bond locates the bombs en route to the first target. Will nuclear disaster be averted?

Specially composed music by Mark Holden and Philip Smoot
Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

• Aaron Lyons as Kalyagin
• Aaron Lyons as Operator
• Alan Shearman as Sam
• Alfred Molina as Blofeld
• Darren Richardson as Beresford
• Darren Richardson as Pilot
• Ian Ogilvy as Governor
• James Callis as Lippe
• Janet Montgomery as Domino
• Janie Dee as Miss Moneypenny
• John Sessions as Dr Wain
• John Standing as M
• Josh Stamberg as Leiter
• Julian Sands as Q
• Lisa Dillon as Patricia
• Matthew Wolf as Dietl
• Matthew Wolf as Petacchi
• Nigel Lindsay as Captain Clark
• Simon de Deney as Officer
• Simon de Deney as Santos
• Toby Stephens as James Bond
• Tom Conti as Largo

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

Listen to the Thunderball radio play on BBC Radio 4.



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