Thunderball Radio Play
12th December 2016
Listen online to the latest James Bond novel adaptation for BBC Radio 4
By MI6 Staff
First broadcast on Saturday 10th December 2016 by BBC Radio 4, the sixth radio play adaptation of a James Bond novel was 'Thunderball.' Toby Stephens returns once again as 007 for the airwaves.
It's 1959. Blackmail. The western world is in jeopardy. Can James Bond prevent nuclear disaster?
Martin Jarvis directs an all-star cast as SPECTRE's pilot hijacks a Vindicator bomber carrying two atomic bombs. Once its cargo is delivered to the Bahamas, he is killed and the bombs are secreted on board the cruiser Disco Volante. The British Prime Minister receives a letter from criminal mastermind Ernst Blofeld - two major cities will be decimated unless a huge ransom is paid.
Operation Thunderball attempts to recover the nuclear weapons.
M assigns 007 to the Bahamas. He joins forces with CIA's Felix Leiter. Bond meets Domino - mistress of Blofeld's second-in-command, Largo and sister of the dead pilot - and recruits her to spy on Largo.
The ransom deadline nears. After an undersea battle Bond locates the bombs en route to the first target. Will nuclear disaster be averted.
|James Bond||Toby Stephens|
|Dr Wain||John Sessions|
|Miss Moneypenny||Janie Dee|
|Captain Clark||Nigel Lindsay|
|Santos||Simon de Deney|
|Officer||Simon de Deney|
|Ian Fleming||Martin Jarvis|