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Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began


Former ‘Bond girl’ Joanna Lumley undertakes a mission to expose the secret life of 007 novelist, Ian Fleming. Setting off on a globe-trotting journey with Aston Martins, lethal weapons and £24,000,000 worth of diamonds encountered en route, Joanna discovers how the great British author poured his own experiences of love, luxury, espionage and death into his most alluring literary creation; Bond… James Bond.

Produced and Directed: Louise Hooper
Executive Producer: John Blake
First transmitted Sunday 19th October 2008 on BBC ONE & BBC HD

‘Louise Hooper’s programme is as impeccable as one of James Bond’s suits’
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‘A delightful documentary’
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‘Told with winning enthusiasm’
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