Sky Atlantic have released their 'Fleming' mini-series on DVD for fans in the UK
Starring Dominic Cooper, this action-packed
drama tells the real story of Ian Fleming, the man who created
London, 1939: Ian Fleming is an irresponsible playboy living in the shadow of his dead war hero father, his successful author brother and his domineering mother. When the Second World War breaks out, Ian suddenly finds himself with a chance to shine - to prove his worth - with a job in Naval Intelligence. At first, Ian is inclined to treat his new job as a big adventure but, as the shocking consequences and challenges of war become ever more clear to him, he begins to learn where his real talents lie. Packed with romance, humour, jeopardy and explosive action - and set in Britain, France, Germany and Jamaica - this is the fascinating story of the man whose own life and adventures were the inspiration for one of the most iconic spies in modern literature - James Bond
In London, 1938, Ian Fleming is a dissolute playboy, eclipsed by his dead war hero father and successful brother. Fleming's domineering mother secures him a job assisting Naval Intelligence's Admiral John Godfrey. There, Fleming's valuable findings make it apparent that an imaginative approach could be just what the war effort requires.
A mischievous Ann invites Fleming to Esmond's birthday party, and although Fleming has brought Muriel as his date, sexual chemistry sizzles between them. Meanwhile, France is looking like it's about to crumble against Nazi forces. Office bound and desperate to be a man of action, Fleming urgently tries to persuade Godfrey to send him to France to oversee the destruction of some secret files.
While training at Camp X, the Americans ask Fleming to write a blueprint for a Central Intelligence Agency. On his return to London, Fleming persuades Godfrey to form the 30 Assault Unit - a group of the toughest soldiers prepared to play dirty, with Fleming serving as commanding officer. Meanwhile, Fleming continues his relationship with Ann, but refuses to consider taking it to the next level.
The war is nearly over, but Fleming is convinced the Nazis are hiding nuclear plans. Finally, he is granted permission to go to Germany to attempt to retrieve the plans. Back in London, celebrations are underway, but the arrival of peace also means wartime relationships will have to be reassessed. Will Fleming and Ann finally find a way to be together?
Format: Region 2 DVD (PAL)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Release Date: 10th March 2014 (UK)
Run Time: 177 minutes
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