Birth of Bond: The 007 devotees
More than 50 years after suave British spy James Bond first appeared in the novel Casino Royale, the deadly secret agent remains among the most popular characters in fiction. Bond books were bestsellers and the movie franchise has grossed over US $4 billion. 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of Bond creator Ian Fleming's birth and, in celebration of his inimitable creation, the CBC Digital Archives explores the Canadian connections to the British spy and looks back on the early days of Bond ... James Bond.
Broadcast Date: July 25, 1963
Guest(s): Lister Sinclair
Announcer: Percy Saltzman
Host: Alan Hamel
Last updated: February 6, 2012
Page consulted on March 22, 2013
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