Dr No by Ian Fleming


(4.6 stars; 18 reviews)

Ian Fleming was never satisfied by the movie world's take on James Bond. This dramatisation by Hugh Whitemore would meet with his approval as it is so faithful to the original novel. Bond, played here by Toby Stephens, is a wistful, vulnerable man as much as he is a fabulously fit and sexy hero. We hear him throwing up with fear after being crawled upon by a giant killer centipede, for example, which would never have done for Sean Connery. But both script and performances are true to Fleming's vision of Bond. 1958 novel. Bond is sent to investigate a strange disappearance on the island of Jamaica, and discovers that the heart of the mystery lies with a sinister recluse known as ‘Dr No’.  ‘M’ ...... John Standing  Moneypenny ...... Janie Dee James Bond ......Toby Stephens  The Armourer ...... Peter Capaldi Chief of Staff ...... Nicky Henson Airport Announcer/Receptionist/Inika ...... Leigh Wright  Airport Official/Pus-Feller/Henchman ...... Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Quarrel ...... Clarke Peters  Miss Chung/ Sister Lily ...... Kosha Engler Pleydell Smith ...... Samuel West  Miss Taro/Telephonist/ Sister May/Tennis girl ...... Jordanna Tin Librarian ...... Lucy Fleming  Honey Rider ...... Lisa Dillon Guard/Henchman/Crane Driver ...... Jon David Yu  Dr No ...... David Suchet  Acting Governor of Jamaica ...... Simon Williams  Voice of Ian Fleming ...... Martin Jarvis Music by Mark Holden and Samuel Barbour; producer Rosalind Ayres; director Martin Jarvis BBC Radio 4 The Saturday Play 24 May 2008 2:30pm - 4:00pm

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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