adaptation of the novel will be broadcast on BBC Radio
4 on Easter weekend in the UK, and
was made by independent production company Jarvis
Ayres, which is owned and run by actors Martin Jarvis
and Rosalind Ayres.
It follows a radio adaptation
of Dr No that was broadcast last year to celebrate
the Ian Fleming
centenary, also produced by Jarvis and Ayres. Jarvis
said he had initially been given approval from film company
EON Productions, which makes the Bond films, to produce
Dr No on a “special one-off” basis.
he said they had been so impressed with the reworking
of Dr No that they approached Jarvis and Ayres to ask
them to make another. The adaptation was well
reviewed by the press.
He said Goldfinger would be
similar in style to Dr No, which featured narrations
from a Fleming character, played by Jarvis.
Dramatisation is by award-winning
Archie Scottney, whose credits include "Something
Fresh" (P.G. Wodehouse), "Man of The Moment
and A Small Family Business" (Ayckbourn), "The
Mysterious Mr Quin" (Agatha Christie) and "Shadowlands" (Nicholson).
As with Jarvis & Ayres’ production of ‘Dr
No’, music is specially composed by Mark Holden
and Sam Barbour.
Above: Right: 1st edition Jonathan Cape hardback
(UK). Artwork by Richard Chopping.