Goldfinger

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Ian Fleming's 1959 novel faithfully dramatised by Archie Scottney and directed by Martin Jarvis.

Toby Stephens returns as 007, and a glittering cast is led by Ian McKellen in the title role.

With cameo roles by top actors - all delighted to contribute to this remarkable Fleming adventure.

Rosamund Pike plays wacky gang-boss Pussy Galore and Lisa Dillon is the vengeful Tilly Masterton.

John Standing returns as 'M'.

Tom Hollander, Tim Pigott-Smith and American star Hector Elizondo as New York City mobsters.

Bond and Goldfinger are joined in the famous golf game by Alistair McGowan as the caddie, Hawker.

Henry Goodman, Ian Ogilvy and Lloyd Owen contribute to the excitement.

And Jon David Yu throws his bowler-hat with deadly effect as 'Oddjob'.

Auric Goldfinger is not only a cheat at canasta and golf, he's also an international criminal on a massive scale.

His obsession: gold.

James Bond is charged by the Bank of England and MI5 to discover what Goldfinger is actually doing with his vast hoards of gold.

Is he somehow connected with SMERSH - the feared soviet spy-killing organisation? When 007 becomes an undercover member of Goldfinger's team he soon learns that the madman's plans are more grandiose than even 'M' could possibly have imagined.

Amazingly, robbing Fort Knox is on the agenda - and mass murder...

Cast:

Goldfinger - Ian McKellen

James Bond....Toby Stephens

'M' - John Standing

Col.Smithers - Ian Ogilvy

Pussy Galore....Rosamund Pike

Tilly Masterton - Lisa Dillon

Johnny Solo....Tim Pigott-Smith

Mr Strap....Tom Hollander

Du Pont....Henry Goodman

Hawker - Alistair McGowan

Helmut Springer....Hector Elizondo

Felix Leiter - Lloyd Owen

Jed Midnight....Nigel Anthony

Jill Masterton - Anna Louise Plowman

Oddjob - Jon David Yu

Alfred....Alan Shearman

Nigel....Matthew Wolf

Fleming....Martin Jarvis

Doctors and Pilot....Kyle Stoller

Nurse....Tracy Pattin

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Music composed by Mark Holden and Sam Barbour.

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Bond is Back.

Toby Stephens returns as 007 with a glittering cast led by Ian McKellen.

Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

James Bond returns in this Broadcast Premiere: a dramatisation of the classic 1959 novel.

When Bond begins his pursuit of a monstrous international criminal he discovers that a daring heist is on the agenda - plus mass murder.

But what is the American connection? And where do the Russians fit in? Can OO7 survive to fight another day?

Col.

Smithers - Ian Ogilvy

By Ian Fleming.

James Bond uncovers plans for a daring heist - and mass murder.