BBC Radio 4 - James Bond Radio Drama, The Man With The Golden Gun


(4.6 stars; 15 reviews)

Toby Stephens returns as 007 with Cuban-American star Guillermo Diaz. Bond must eliminate international assassin, Scaramanga. But he has a conscience. In cold blood? Can he do it? Ian Fleming’s psycho-political Cold War thriller, written in 1964 and dramatised by Archie Scottney. James Bond’s obit appears in the Times. But suddenly he’s back in London with murder on his mind. Brainwashed by the Russians? M gives him one more chance - terminate international assassin, Francisco Scaramanga. Bond infiltrates the killer’s Jamaican HQ. But 007 has a conscience. Can he eliminate the butcher in cold blood? Will his cover be blown? A stellar cast includes Toby Stephen's return as 007. Cuban/American star Guillermo Diaz excels as psychopath Scaramanga and Janie Dee returns as Moneypenny, with John Standing as M and Moira Quirk as a feisty Mary Goodnight. Martin Jarvis directs and is the voice of Ian Fleming in a dazzling Caribbean soundscape with specially composed music by A-Mnemonic. Cast: James Bond ….. Toby Stephens Scaramanga ….. Guillermo Diaz M ….. John Standing Chief-of-Staff ….. Lloyd Owen Moneypenny ….. Janie Dee Townsend ….. Simon Templeman Professor Gillian ….. Lisa Dillon Tiffy ….. Monica McSwain Mary Goodnight ….. Moira Quirk  Paradise ….. Seamus Dever Gengerella ….. Tim Dekay  Hendricks ….. Matthew Wolf  Binion ….. André Sogliuzzo Garfinkel ….. Darren Richardson  Ruby ….. Anna Mathias  Leiter ….. Josh Stamberg  Nicholson ….. JD Cullum  Doctor ….. Gilbert Glenn Brown Matron ….. Inger Tudor Cargill ….. John Cothran Telephonists ….. Anna-Louise Plowman, Paula Jane Newman, Anna Lyse Erikson Newsreader ….. Brian Perkins Fleming ….. Martin Jarvis Other parts by members of the cast Specially composed music: A-Mnemonic. Sound Design: Mark Holden Dramatised by Archie Scottney Director: Martin Jarvis Producer: Rosalind Ayres 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.

Reviews

Great voices!


(4 stars)

I almost wish they were longer.