The real James Bond?
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.
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Sept. 30, 1975
Guest(s): Merlin Minshall
Host: Alan Maitland
Interviewer: Barbara Frum
Last updated: November 7, 2012
Page consulted on August 29, 2014
All Clips from this Topic
CBC-TV's program 701 looks at the devoted fan following of Britain's f...
Less than a year after his 1963 novel The Spy Who Came in From the Col...
Explorations airs an intimate chat with James Bond creator Ian Fleming...
An interview with the Scottish actor who has captivated moviegoers as ...
An interview with the architects of the Bond movies.
Meet real-life superspy and Ian Fleming's brother-in-espionage, Merlin...
Lois Maxwell, the original Miss Moneypenny, talks Bond and politics on...
Does James Bond's license to kill also target his female co-stars' car...
More than 50 years after suave British spy James Bond first appeared i...