11-Dec-2017 • Media Alert
Olly Smith presents this two hour special celebrating the life and legacy of Sir Roger Moore, including interviews with Roger and those who loved him.
In a series of exclusive interviews with Radio 2 recorded since Roger’s death, Deborah Moore, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Gareth Owen and Sir Michael Caine look back at the life and career of Sir Roger Moore from the Alaskans to Maverick; from The Saint to the Persuaders; from The Wild Geese to The Man Who Haunted Himself; from Bond to Unicef.
Deborah Moore recalls happy times spent with her father as she and her brothers were growing up. Barbara Broccoli remembers Roger and Cubby Broccoli's notorious games of backgammon on the set of Bond. Gareth Owen talks of the importance of Unicef in Roger's life. And Sir Michael Caine laughs as he remembers the first time he met the man who would become one of his closest friends.
And in archive interviews Roger himself discusses his life and his work, his family and his friendships. Peppered with anecdotes and first-hand accounts from the people who knew Roger best, mixed with the music he loved.
Olly says: “Roger meant the world to me, heroic as Bond but a true hero as Ambassador to UNICEF. The warmth of a saint! All those who contributed to this special programme were generous in sharing so many of their personal, cherished memories of Roger and were full of love and respect for him. He made me laugh like no-one else; he was unfailingly kind and supremely gentle in his witty, light hearted approach to other people. I’m delighted to be able to pay tribute to the man I call His Rogesty.”