UK TV - BBC4 to host James Bond musical evening this month

Media Alert - 05-12-12
Programme: Omnibus: John Barry - A Licence to Thrill
Channel: BBC4 (UK)
Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Time: 20:10

An interview from 2000 with Oscar-winning composer John Barry, who became renowned for his scores for films including Goldfinger, Out of Africa, Born Free, Diamonds Are Forever and Dances with Wolves. As well as discussing his career, he talks about his upbringing in northern England, his relationship with his father and how the Second World War changed his life. Featuring contributions by Kevin Costner, Michael Caine and Adam Faith.

Programme: James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert
Channel: BBC4 (UK)
Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Time: 21:00

To mark 50 years since the cinema release of the first Bond film, Dr No, the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis, performs music from the 007 movies, including Diamonds Are Forever, GoldenEye and From Russia with Love. The concert, at London's Royal Festival Hall, also features singers Mary Carewe and Lance Ellington, and is presented by Honor Blackman, famous for her role as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.

Programme: Sings James Bond
Channel: BBC4 (UK)
Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Time: 22:30

A selection of performances of the Bond theme tunes across the years, including Adele's Skyfall and archive clips of Shirley Bassey's Diamonds Are Forever, Tina Turner's GoldenEye, Tom Jones's Thunderball and Matt Monro's From Russia with Love.

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