Radio Times 25-1st October 2021

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CAN JAMES BOND save us? Perhaps not from the virus, or the nagging feeling of a world still not spinning properly on its axis, but maybe from the sense of melancholy as summer recedes and the autumn nights draw in. We’re sure he can, if only for a few hours at the cinema in the next week or so, as Daniel Craig embarks on a final assignment that is rich with the potential to engage and entertain, just as his previous four Bond films have done. He has been described, by many better qualified than us, as the best Bond, certainly the finest interpreter of the role since Sean Connery. Six years is a long time to wait between films, but Covid didn’t help. In fact, Bond was an early casualty…

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this week 25 september—1 october 2021

WHAT I’M WATCHING… PATRICIA HODGE ‘Over lockdown I watched lots of movies, new and old,” says the All Creatures Great and Small star. “I also saw things that I hadn’t seen, such as The Bridge on the River Kwai. On TV, I loved Schitt’s Creek – adored it!’ My perfect co-star — page 26 RICHARD OSMAN ‘I’m loving Vigil,” says the presenter and novelist. “It has a great setting, very very tight writing and a great cast. I’ve also been really enjoying Clive Myrie hosting Mastermind. He’s a great choice, really refreshing.’ A new Thursday Murder Club mystery — page 146 JIM AL-KHALILI ‘This summer I binge-watched sport – the Euros, Wimbledon, the Olympics and Paralympics,” says the presenter of A Life Scientific. “Now that’s over, I’ve turned to comedies and I’m enjoying Greg Davies’s new quirky comedy,…

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james bond is no dinosaur

THIS WEEK SEES the premiere of No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s last Bond film. He’s given us a woke 007, who’s tender, cries and gets into the shower in his tuxedo to comfort a woman… Coming out of the sea in skimpy shorts made him the sex object, not Eva Green. Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, died in 1964, shortly before another premiere – of Goldfinger. He was only 56, although a lifetime of booze and fags made him look at least ten years older. He’d lived just long enough to see his creation become a phenomenon and would’ve been delighted to know the character he’d fought so hard to get on screen was still going strong some 60 years later. There’s a lot of Fleming’s Bond in Craig – the damaged…

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from the rt archive… 23–29 september 1995

WHAT WE WATCHED RT was promising an “orgy of Austen” as Andrew Davies’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice began on Sunday. There had been a lot of hype, with newspapers speculating about daring bed scenes and full-frontal shots of Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. So how had it earned this reputation without an episode yet being shown? Producer Sue Birtwistle admitted her guilt, saying she’d told Davies that the book was “about sex and money”, something he’d repeated in an interview. “I lived to regret that remark,” she said. Still, the sight of Firth in a clinging wet shirt did become a classic TV moment, while the series remains beloved by Austen fans. WHAT YOU SAID John Dixon of Exeter was getting paranoid about a scheduling clash: “The new series The X–Files and…

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we’ve been expecting you, mr bond

No Time to Die From Thu 30 Sept UK cinemas BOND NEVER WALKS into a room, does he? He runs into a room, or he comes in through the window,” Daniel Craig muses. “And you’re not doing one take, you’re doing five. So, you have to do that coming-in-through-the-window over and over again.” Being James Bond is, he says, with dramatic understatement, “pretty physical”. And he should know. He’s been coming in through windows, diving off bridges and wrestling on top of moving trains over the course of five films for 15 years now. In his tenure as cinema’s most famous spy, Craig has, among other injuries, lost teeth and gashed his face during fight scenes for Casino Royale, tore a muscle in his shoulder on Quantum of Solace and finished filming…

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for the love of moneypenny

BACK IN APRIL last year, No Time to Die was the first major movie to be kicked into the long grass by Covid-19. The cinema industry would never have forgiven its distributors if a blockbuster of this magnitude had slipped into TV on-demand libraries like so many other releases. Now that Daniel Craig, in his fifth outing as 007, finally strides into cinemas, it’s almost akin to an announcement that the pandemic is in retreat: Bond is back and normal life can resume. “I feel relief and also pride,” says Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny, M’s secretary. “It is a phenomenal movie.” She adds that “Covid Bond” is very much a 21st-century Bond, reinvented as a modern man. We all know Bond is a hero, but an 18-month-long hiatus is going some, even…