BBC Radio 4 - James Bond Radio Drama, Diamonds Are Forever


(4.8 stars; 38 reviews)

A diamond-smuggling pipeline leads Bond to New York and Las Vegas. Who is ‘ABC?’ What is Tiffany’s secret? Stars Toby Stephens. An all-star Ian Fleming James Bond adventure, directed by Martin Jarvis and starring Toby Stephens as 007. Fleming's fourth Bond novel is especially dazzling. Its dark humour encompasses millions of pounds worth of diamonds smuggled out of British mines in Africa. Responsible? Somebody known as ‘ABC.’ James Bond is sent undercover by MI6 to New York to follow the pipeline. Masquerading as a courier he meets enticing, ice-cold, Tiffany Case. She stands between Bond and gang-bosses whose criminal diamond business stretches from Sierra Leone, via London, to the gambling tables of Las Vegas. Bond infiltrates the mob. Horse-racing scams, a car chase, a rigged card game, pursuit by locomotive - Bond and Tiffany endure all. Eventually flown to West Africa, Bond unmasks the ultimate villain. Archie Scottney’s dramatisation parades a bizarre collection of mafiosi monsters. James Bond..................Toby Stephens ‘M'.................................John Standing Supt Harris...................Nigel Havers Rufus B. Saye...............Alan Shearman Tiffany Case.................Lisa Dillon ‘Shady’ Tree.................Alex Jennings Felix Leiter...................Josh Stamberg Ernie Cureo.................Stacy Keach Mr. Spang.....................Jared Harris Sammy.........................Kevin Daniels Rocky and Wint............Andre Sogliuzzo Kidd and the Sergeant.....Darren Richardson Tingaling and Dentist.......Matthew Wolf Voice of Ian Fleming.........Martin Jarvis Other parts played by members of the cast Sound design: Mark Holden Original music: Mark Holden and Michael Lopez Director: Martin Jarvis Producer: Rosalind Ayres A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015. DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this radio drama. All rights go to BBC Radio 4 and all its contributors. ENJOY!

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Reviews

Terrific Radio Drama


(5 stars)

Typical Bond mission, do the impossible with next to nothing save his smarts and his trusty pk. Add a beautiful woman, creepy criminals and swanky surroundings, voila, a Bond success!

Very enjoyable


(5 stars)

Fantastic production by all. I will listen again and again to all these Bond stories

Thank you


(5 stars)

Some of these Bond shows are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you


(5 stars)

Some of these Bond shows are new to me. Thanks for sharing.