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    Senior Member Country: UK Windthrop's Avatar
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    The latest radio drama from the Jarvis/Ayres studios is Goldfinger with a fine cast



    Goldfinger ..... Ian McKellen

    James Bond ..... Toby Stephens.

    'M' ..... John Standing.

    Col. Smithers ..... Ian Ogilvy

    Pussy Galore ..... Rosamund Pike

    Tilly Masterton ..... Lisa Dillon

    Du Pont ..... Henry Goodman

    Hawker ..... Alistair McGowan

    Helmut Springer ..... Hector Elizondo

    Jill Masterton ..... Anna Louise Plowman

    Johnny Solo ..... Tim Pigott-Smith

    Mr Strap ..... Tom Hollander

    Felix Leiter ..... Lloyd Owen

    Jed Midnight ..... Nigel Anthony

    Oddjob ..... Jon David Yu

    Alfred ..... Alan Shearman

    Nigel ..... Matthew Wolf

    Fleming ..... Martin Jarvis

    Doctors and Pilot ..... Kyle Stoller

    Nurse ..... Tracy Pattin



    Haven't listened yet but looking forward to it



    BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Saturday Play, Goldfinger

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    It was interesting - I'd like to hear some more 007 done in this way. Be interested to know what you think when you've heard it.



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    It was interesting. They seemed to have gone back to the book rather than trying to dramatise the film.



    Steve

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    It actually wasn't that bad. I thought that transferring a novel that was chock full of action sequences wouldn't work too well on radio, but they managed ok. Shame they missed out much of the early part of the story at Goldfingers Kent home, where Bond is beaten by Oddjob.

    Toby Stephens was an obvious shoe in as Bond and Ian McKellan made a good fist as Goldfinger. Not sure about the curiously accented Tim Pigott-Smith though, sounded though he was doing a bad Marlon Brando/Godfather impersonation!

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    On the whole very good. Didn't try to be like the films which was a good thing and the cast were well used even if Ian Mc occassionally gave away his North country roots.



    More please from Jarvis & Ayres

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    Goldfinger ... The Saturday Play ... Christmas Eve afternoon
    BBC Radio4 ... Saturday 24th December 2011 ... 1.00-2.30pm

    Very welcome repeat broadcast of this superb full-cast dramatisation of Ian Fleming's classic 1959 novel. When James Bond begins his pursuit of a Auric Goldfinger ... a monstrous and unhinged international criminal ... he uncovers the robbery of the century ... mass murder ... gorgeous sisters Jill and Tilly Masterton ... a man called Oddjob and a beautiful lesbian called Pussy Galore ...

    Toby Stephens and Rosamund Pike who play James Bond and Pussy Galore in this radio adaptation also played villains Gustav Graves and Miranda Frost in the Bond movie Die Another Day (2002) and Lisa Dillon who plays Tilly Masterton also played Honey Ryder in the radio adaptation of Dr No.

    An exceptional, outstanding cast is headed by Toby Stephens and Ian McKellan.

    So relax in your favourite armchair with a warming drink for an afternoon of perfect, thoroughly enjoyable listening for a cold Christmas Eve.

    James Bond ... Toby Stephens
    Auric Goldfinger ... Ian McKellen

    'M' ... John Standing
    Col. Smithers ... Ian Ogilvy

    Pussy Galore ... Rosamund Pike
    Tilly Masterton ... Lisa Dillon
    Jill Masterton ... Anna Louise Plowman

    Du Pont ... Henry Goodman
    Caddy - Hawker ... Alistair McGowan

    Johnny Solo ... Tim Pigott-Smith
    Mr Strap ... Tom Hollander
    Helmut Springer ... Hector Elizondo

    Felix Leiter ... Lloyd Owen
    Jed Midnight ... Nigel Anthony

    Oddjob ... Jon David Yu
    Alfred ... Alan Shearman
    Nigel ... Matthew Wolf

    Doctors and Pilot ..... Kyle Stoller
    Nurse ... Tracy Pattin

    Ian Fleming ... Martin Jarvis
    Director: Martin Jarvis

    Emma
    Last edited by mrs_emma_peel; 06-12-11 at 07:07 PM.

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    I for one will be listening to that provided that Mrs cassidy doesn't give me an odd job or two to do before the big day !!!
    Quote Originally Posted by mrs_emma_peel View Post
    Goldfinger ... The Saturday Play ... Christmas Eve afternoon
    BBC Radio4 ... Saturday 24th December 2011 ... 1.00-2.30pm

    Very welcome repeat broadcast of this superb full-cast dramatisation of Ian Fleming's classic 1959 novel. When James Bond begins his pursuit of a Auric Goldfinger ... a monstrous and unhinged international criminal ... he uncovers the robbery of the century ... mass murder ... gorgeous sisters Jill and Tilly Masterton ... a man called Oddjob and a beautiful lesbian called Pussy Galore ...

    Toby Stephens and Rosamund Pike who play James Bond and Pussy Galore in this radio adaptation also played villains Gustav Graves and Miranda Frost in the Bond movie Die Another Day (2002) and Lisa Dillon who plays Tilly Masterton also played Honey Ryder in the radio adaptation of Dr No.

    An exceptional, outstanding cast is headed by Toby Stephens and Ian McKellan.

    So relax in your favourite armchair with a warming drink for an afternoon of perfect, thoroughly enjoyable listening for a cold Christmas Eve.

    James Bond ... Toby Stephens
    Auric Goldfinger ... Ian McKellen

    'M' ... John Standing
    Col. Smithers ... Ian Ogilvy

    Pussy Galore ... Rosamund Pike
    Tilly Masterton ... Lisa Dillon
    Jill Masterton ... Anna Louise Plowman

    Du Pont ... Henry Goodman
    Caddy - Hawker ... Alistair McGowan

    Johnny Solo ... Tim Pigott-Smith
    Mr Strap ... Tom Hollander
    Helmut Springer ... Hector Elizondo

    Felix Leiter ... Lloyd Owen
    Jed Midnight ... Nigel Anthony

    Oddjob ... Jon David Yu
    Alfred ... Alan Shearman
    Nigel ... Matthew Wolf

    Doctors and Pilot ..... Kyle Stoller
    Nurse ... Tracy Pattin

    Ian Fleming ... Martin Jarvis
    Director: Martin Jarvis

    Emma

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    What a shame that the fims don't do the same !
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    It was interesting. They seemed to have gone back to the book rather than trying to dramatise the film.



    Steve

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