BBC Radio 4 - James Bond Radio Drama, Moonraker

(4.7 stars; 27 reviews)

It's 1954, Winston Churchill sends Bond undercover to protect Moonraker against possible treachery. Can the launch go ahead? Martin Jarvis directs Toby Stephens and a stellar cast in this surprisingly up-to-date, all-star guided missile drama. It's 1954 and British patriot Sir Hugo Drax (Samuel West) has built an atomic rocket, Moonraker, vital to Britain's defences. It's ready for a trial launch. But after a double-murder, James Bond (Toby Stephens) goes undercover at Moonraker's secret base. He and agent Gala Brand (Katherine Kingsley) discover possible treachery. Can they prevent a catastrophe? Archie Scottney's compelling dramatization of Ian Fleming's novel is Jarvis and Ayres' seventh Bond on Radio 4. Janie Dee, John Standing and Julian Sands return as Moneypenny, M and Q. Jared Harris is Head of Special Branch, Patricia Hodge a hearty missile expert, Ian Ogilvy a BBC man, and Nigel Anthony is a Peter Lorre-inspired Krebs. Sound design: Mark Holden Specially composed music: Mark Holden and Mike Lopez Producer: Rosalind Ayres Director: Martin Jarvis A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4. 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.


(5 stars)

An excellent production. every voice and arrangement is spot on. The story is gripping and entertaining, with the more misogynistic aspects, if not removed, shaved down significantly, making it much more enjoyable.


(2 stars)

The worst of the series. BBC rendition of a bad Bond movie. Very BBC, thats telling.


(0 stars)

That's because it's based off the book...


(4 stars)

Not bad at all. Worth a listen.