243: Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Part 1

Welcome to the first of a two part discussion about the James Bond films of the 1960’s – a time when Graham was young.

At the Flicks · 243: Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Part 1

Followers of the show may remember that back in 2020 we had a number of episodes with our American friend Elijah discussing these very Bond films.  Elijah had never seen a Bond film before we started that series and it was interesting to get his perspective of a series of films that are over 50 years old.  Judging from the correspondence we received, those shows were a hit with you, our listeners.  To conclude that series we were going to bring in a James Bond aficionado to give us his view on those auspicious beginnings for James Bond. 

A big thank you to Jon Yates for his time and knowledge in the episodes which follow.

In this first part of our analysis, we talk the beginnings of the James Bond franchise, Sean Connery and the wonderful ladies who became the Bond girls.

Like the films we hope our sometimes-irreverent talk amuses and entertains you.

A brief word about Mr Jon Yates.  Not only is he a James Bond superfan, he is also a novelist.  His first novel Subliminal Roots, a murder mystery, poses the fascinating question “How can one man kill two other men in the same way in different places at the same time?”  Check it out, a link for the novel is below.

Also below is a link to Q The Music who provided the music you hear throughout the podcast.  Q The Music are on tour again this year and well worth going to see.

Thank you, Jon and Warren. 

Come back tomorrow for the second part of our James Bond spectacular.


Q The Music Website

Subliminal Roots by Jon Yates 


Dr No

From Russia With Love

Q The Music : Diamonds Are Forever 

Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • 3 2 1 (TV)
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery
  • Barry Lyndon 
  • Batman (TV)
  • Born Free
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Creepshow 2
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Die Another Day
  • Dr No
  • Dr Strangelove
  • Dr Who (TV)
  • Fathom 
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • From Russia With Love
  • Gigi
  • Goldfinger
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Inferno
  • Live And Let Die
  • Modesty Blaise 
  • Moonraker
  • Octopussy
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • On The Buses (TV)
  • Please Sir (TV)
  • Psycho
  • Skyfall
  • So I Married An Axe Murderer 
  • Spartacus
  • Spectre
  • Star Wars 
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • The Avengers (TV)
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lion In Winter 
  • The Man From Uncle (TV)
  • The Man From Uncle (TV)
  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • The Offence 
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Thunderball
  • Tom Jones
  • To Sir With Love
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Zardoz
  • Zulu


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