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'From Russia With Love' radio play now available to listen online

22-Jul-2012 • Media Alert

Radio 4 has released the new 'From Russia With Love' radio play on its Listen Again service on the BBC Radio Player. Fans around the world can now enjoy the new adaptation.

Click here to listen online.

It was originally broadcast on Saturday 21st July 2012.

It's 1955 and the Russians plan an act of terrorism. Choice of target? James Bond. To be 'killed with ignominy': a major sex scandal will leave his reputation, and that of MI6, in tatters.

Colonel Rosa Klebb of the KGB devises a plan to lure Bond into their trap, using beautiful Corporal Tatiana Romanova as bait - plus a Spektor, the latest Russian decoding device. MI6 learns that Tatiana wants to defect and 'M' orders Bond to Istanbul. When Tatiana makes contact she seems to be in love with him - but is she? Either way, he soon falls for her and they leave Istanbul together, accompanied by larger-than-life Darko Kerim, Head of British Intelligence in Turkey. The climax of the drama includes a surprising confrontation between Bond and the murderous Rosa Klebb.

In writer Archie Scottney's brilliantly evocative 'radio screenplay', we see another side to 007. Unsure of his judgement, can he bring the lovely Tatiana safely to England, along with the precious Spektor? Will the Russians succeed in having Bond killed? If so, who is the would-be murderer?

This is Jarvis & Ayres' third James Bond dramatization.

General/Rene ..... John Sessions
Kronsteen ..... Mark Gatiss
Major/KGB director/Barman ..... Jon Glover
Rosa Klebb ..... Eileen Atkins
James Bond ..... Toby Stephens
May ..... Aileen Mowat
'M' ...... John Standing
Moneypenny ..... Janie Dee
'Q' ..... Julian Sands
Kerim .....Tim Pigott-Smith
Manager/Conductor ..... Matthew Wolf
Tatiana ..... Olga Fedori
Announcer ..... Micky Stratford
Nash ..... Nathaniel Parker
Ian Fleming ..... Martin Jarvis

Specially composed music by Mark Holden and Michael Lopez

Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Thanks to `forgotmyusername` for the alert.

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