From Russia With Love

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 August 199019900811

Producer: J.

LANGRIDGE

Previous in series: 15 February 1985

Broadcast history

11 Aug 1990 19:33-21:32 (RADIO 2)

26 Jan 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

20 Jun 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1990-05-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 August 199019910126

First broadcast on 1990-08-11

Producer: J.

LANGRIDGE

Previous in series: 15 February 1985

Broadcast history

11 Aug 1990 19:33-21:32 (RADIO 2)

26 Jan 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

20 Jun 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1990-05-02

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It's 1955 and the Russians plan an act of terrorism. Choice of target? James Bond. To be 'killed with ignominy': a major sex scandal will leave his reputation, and that of MI6, in tatters.

Colonel Rosa Klebb of the KGB devises a plan to lure Bond into their trap, using beautiful Corporal Tatiana Romanova as bait - plus a Spektor, the latest Russian decoding device. MI6 learns that Tatiana wants to defect and 'M' orders Bond to Istanbul. When Tatiana makes contact she seems to be in love with him - but is she? Either way, he soon falls for her and they leave Istanbul together, accompanied by larger-than-life Darko Kerim, Head of British Intelligence in Turkey. The climax of the drama includes a surprising confrontation between Bond and the murderous Rosa Klebb.

In writer Archie Scottney's brilliantly evocative 'radio screenplay', we see another side to 007. Unsure of his judgement, can he bring the lovely Tatiana safely to England, along with the precious Spektor? Will the Russians succeed in having Bond killed? If so, who is the would-be murderer?

This is Jarvis and Ayres' third James Bond dramatization.

Cast:

General/Rene - John Sessions

Kronsteen - Mark Gatiss

Major/KGB director/Barman - Jon Glover

Rosa Klebb - Eileen Atkins

James Bond - Toby Stephens

May - Aileen Mowat

'M'....John Standing

Moneypenny - Janie Dee

'Q' - Julian Sands

Kerim....Tim Pigott-Smith

Manager/Conductor - Matthew Wolf

Tatiana - Olga Fedori

Announcer - Micky Stratford

Nash - Nathaniel Parker

Ian Fleming - Martin Jarvis

Specially composed music by Mark Holden and Michael Lopez

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.