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Every episode a guest will impersonate a character or a real person connected to the world of James Bond. Your host Jack Lugo will interview them in character for a limited amount of time. Then the character will "leave" and Jack will interview his guest for the episode. The conversation will then turn to casual banter about Bond, entertainment news, or various topics.
 
No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast is a new and exclusive podcast hosted by James King. The six-part series features exclusive interviews with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell and a host of key behind the scenes crew including the franchise’s longstanding casting director Debbie McWilliams and special effects super ...
 
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On the 29th episode of Bond And Banter, "The Havelocks" drop in on the podcast just after being tragically gunned down by Gonzalez. They both open up about the events that led to their premature deaths as well as their hopes for their daughter Melina. Afterwards, writers Alan & Gillian Porter join host Jack Lugo for a discussion about their book Th…
 
For the 28th episode of Bond And Banter, host Jack Lugo welcomes guests Linda Zhu (James Bond Radio) & Ben Haworth (Movie Gang Podcast) to discuss the latest film entry in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die. The group dives into a SPOILER-filled conversation all about the film taking a look at the film's strengths and weaknesses. They also ta…
 
In this season finale, the stars of Netflix film Passing discuss race, colour and movies. Ruth Negga worries about playing Lady Macbeth; Moonlight star Andre Holland remembers The Wizz, Diahann Carroll and living in Harlem. I also talk to Oscar-winning director of Free Solo, Chai Vasarhelyi, about her breath-taking doc reconstruction of the cave di…
 
As BBC drama Ridley Road reaches its finale, writer Sarah Solemani joins me to talk about making it, Anglo-Jewish trauma, and her favourite film moments, from Life Is Beautiful to Oliver! and a sexy night with Volver. In film-related activities, I review new play The Shark Is Broken and tour round The French Dispatch exhibition. Music by Lee Roseve…
 
On this episode I'm joined by podcaster and LFF first-timer Ygraine to review some of our highlights from the 65th edition of the festival: amid the voices and sounds of the festival listen out for news of Belfast, The Phantom of the Open, Last Night in Soho, Spencer, The Wolf Suit, Hit The Road, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon and many more... Music …
 
On the 27th episode of Bond And Banter, host Jack Lugo invites a panel of Bond fans to discuss No Time To Die. Word of warning -This is very much a SPOILER-filled conversation. Joining the panel are: Bill Koenig of the Spy Command blog, David Lowbridge-Ellis of the Licence To Queer blog, Bond fan & YouTube host Shayla Miller, & master Bond characte…
 
On this all new episode of Bond and Banter, "Barbara Broccoli" is surprised to find host Jack Lugo on the press junket as she promotes the highly anticipated North American release of NO TIME TO DIE. "Barbara" reluctantly answers questions about letting go of Daniel Craig and whether some of the previous Bond actors deserve as much praise as she he…
 
LFF preview with Tricia Tuttle. As the 65th BFI London Film Festival begins, I talk to its Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle about her life as a curator and about the films she’s loved and been inspired by. Plus I introduce a new star, Agnes O’Casey, from BBC One drama Ridley Road. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
This week, it's Seen Any Bond Films Lately? On a brilliant Bond takeover, I'm joined by Bond guardians/producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson and five-time Bond composer Don Black to talk about their favourite Bond songs, cars, locations, posters. It's about family, film and the Daniel Craig-era finale. Plus I deliver the first review of No T…
 
With the release of No Time To Die finally happening, it's time to talk to recurring Bond and Banter guest "Michael G. Wilson" as host Jack Lugo somehow got himself on the press junket. Jack asks a bunch of tough questions that usually don't get asked by typical entertainment media. Find out how Michael G. Wilson navigates his way through questions…
 
This episode is dedicated to director Roger Michell. This Is England actress Jo Hartley discusses her role as a Mum in lovely new British coming-of-age movie Sweetheart, shares her love of Grease and tells all about a first date with a future member of Take That. I review French gem Gagarine and give some recommendations for the upcoming BFI London…
 
For the final episode, we’ll explore the character of 007 himself: embodying a certain mythic heroism - self-assured, confident, and unapologetic. Six different actors have played the character of James Bond, reinventing the role yet maintaining his essential character. Featuring an exclusive interview with Daniel Craig talking about his last ever …
 
The James Bond films have always been the epitome of style and innovation. In this episode, we’ll explore what goes into crafting the glamour and the action that has become synonymous with the franchise. Bond isn’t Bond without a number of beautiful cars, ingenious gadgets, an extraordinary wardrobe, astonishing sets and action sequences that have …
 
An unrepentant Elekra King joins the podcast shortly after having been shot and killed by James Bond. We attempt to learn more about what led the daughter of an oil tycoon down such a destructive path & make sense of the choices she made to become the criminal mastermind who 007 was forced to stop at all cost. Afterwards, Jack speaks to Bond fan an…
 
The music of Bond has earned its own place in cinema history. From the title songs to the innovative opening credit sequences, the sonic world of Bond is rich and steeped in nostalgia. In this episode, James King will go deeper into the sound of Bond, speaking to previous Bond composer David Arnold and No Time To Die’s composer, Hans Zimmer, about …
 
Locations play an integral role in every Bond film. James King explores the locations of some of the most memorable Bond films, then brings the Daniel Craig era into sharp focus: The Czech Republic, the Bahamas, the Italy of Casino Royale to the Jamaica, Norway and London of No Time To Die. Discover from the screenwriters how locations are chosen a…
 
Ruth Wilson stars in Venice movie True Things, discussing the benefits of an intimacy advisor and the perils of love. Rounding up the big movies at Venice 78, I look at the awards contenders jostling for the spotlight and re-examine British classic The Servant. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Led by interviews from Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Lashana Lynch, we’ll explore what makes a classic supporting character and look back at some of 007’s most iconic nemeses such as Le Chiffre from Casino Royale, Raoul Silva from Skyfall, Blofeld and Rami Malek introduces his new supe…
 
On the 23rd episode of Bond and Banter, Willard Whyte tells us how he became such a successful yet reclusive billionaire business magnate. Find out about his ordeal having been kidnapped and replaced by Ernst Stavro Blofeld in a devious plot involving diamonds and a dangerous satellite! How were Bambi and Thumper as prison guards? What was it like …
 
The Bond films have always tapped into the anxieties and dreams of audiences. From Cold War powerplay to media power and intrusion, cyberterrorism to globalised businesses fronting international crime networks, the films have always reflected the zeitgeist. We’ll discuss how a character who first appeared in print in 1953 remains relevant to modern…
 
No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast is a new and exclusive podcast hosted by James King. The six-part series features exclusive interviews with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Co…
 
Director Paul Weiland tells how he turned the nightmare of his own Bar Mitzvah clashing with England's 1966 World Cup Final into much-loved, belated hit comedy Sixty Six; and I'm on the Lido with the first reviews from the 78th Venice Film Festival. Music bt Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Scottish director Michael Caton-Jones talks about his latest film Our Ladies, his memories of Scandal and his Hollywood career with Bruce Willis, De Niro and Sharon Stone in a fascinating interview that also takes in Lee Marvin, The Seven Samurai and Monument Valley. I review The Nest, The Last Bus and The Toll and trumpet the doc I made at Green M…
 
Host Jack Lugo recounts part of his summer vacation visiting Orlando's Dezerland Park. Then Bond's tailor (seen in Live aand Let Die) stops by for a visit. Jack asks him all about what it's like having 007 as a steady customer. Afterwards, Jack chats with Matt Spaiser who has co-authored a new book From Tailors With Love all about the clothes of Bo…
 
A major exclusive as Johnny Depp joins me in his only UK broadcast interview to discuss what’s next for his career, his music and his latest performance as Life photographer Eugene Smith in Minimata. I also preview my first festival line-up for the Cinedrome at Green Man Festival. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
For my 50th episode, multi-million selling novelist Jojo Moyes joins me to talk about the film adaptation of The Last Letter From Your Lover and the films that have influenced her chart-topping romances, from Wong Kar Wai to The Black Stallion. I also review The Most Beautiful Boy in the World and Night of the Kings. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acas…
 
My second Cannes Film Festival Special is a bumper show which stars Black Widow baddie and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko; I meet new sensations in Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsvie and the amazing Agathe Rousselle who stars in the shock Palme D’Or winner Titane; there’s the lovely British actor Adeel Akhtar from Ali & Ava; I give you a run down…
 
On the 21st episode of Bond and Banter, French Detective Achille Aubergine joins the podcast after having been killed by a poisoned paper butterfly during his supper with James Bond at the Eiffel Tower. Host Jack Lugo queries the affable fallen detective about how he feels given his grave set of circumstances. Here's your opportunity to find out mo…
 
It's a From Russia With Love extravaganza! Col. Rosa Klebb & Red Grant join the podcast after their fatal encounters with James Bond. Find out why Spectre appealed to each of them as well as inside details about their mission to kill & embarass 007 using a Lektor decoder as bait. Shockingly, they dispel the myth of Bond's sexual prowess! Afterwards…
 
A delicious edition with the directors of gorgeous doc The Truffle Hunters, Michael Dwek and Gregory Kershaw; and actor Jasmine Batchelor talks about her Brooklyn indie gem The Surrogate and answers the SAGFL Questions with Whoopi, Whitney and Love Jones. I review Black Widow and Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast…
 
On episode 19 of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo interviews Elliot Carver about the events of Tomorrow Never Dies. Find out if the media baron would've done anything differently now that his ambitions have cost him his life at the hands of 007. Hear Carver's insights on the power of the media! Afterwards, Jack speaks with Bond fan Justin Valero abo…
 
Prolific British director Ben Wheatley tells me about making the UK's first Covid-era production, his freak-out mushroom trip movie In The Earth. Ben also takes us through his movie moments, from Yentl to the Temple of Doom and Annie's Song; doc maker Marc Isaacs talks us through the wry observations of his home life - and British life - in The Fil…
 
It's a very special episode of Bond and Banter! A number of previous guests return to celebrate host Jack Lugo's Birthday Party! Bill Koenig, David Lowbridge-Ellis, Christopher Wood, Michael Kirwan, & Linda Zhu join the festivities for some fantastic Bond talk, musical performances by Chris Wood, & even a full game of Bond Jeopardy over Zoom. The p…
 
Oscar winner Sir Christopher Hampton discusses making and writing The Father with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman and he takes us through his life in movies as he faces the SAGFL questions. We talk writing in fountain pen, Fred Astaire, The Graduate, Bunuel's cocktails, and what to do during a 15-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Meanwhile, I re…
 
On the 17th episode of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo speaks with Melina Havelock who kindly answers all his questions about her recent quest to avenge the murder of her parents as well as her time with James Bond. Afterwards, Jack interviews Belgian James Bond fan Kathleen Andries. The two of them have a wide ranging conversation about several to…
 
Sheffield DocFest begins with my film of the year Summer of Soul, so festival head Cintia Gil tells us what else to expect and takes us through her SAGFL cinema memories. And debut director Aleem Khan tells us the personal stories behind his new film After Love. Music by Lee Rosevere See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
On episode 16 of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo attempts to get Raoul Silva to open up about his life and motivations shortly after Silva was knifed in the back and killed by James Bond. Afterwards, Jack interviews Eisner nominated comics writer / artist Ibrahim Moustafa about his time working on James Bond comics as well as his new book COUNT, wh…
 
New York film maker Ira Sachs talks about working with Isabelle Huppert on location in Portugal and takes us through his movie life, from Fantasia trauma to the pleasure of Jimmy Cagney and the music of Claire Denis. I review Cruella and Tilda, and tantalise you with one of the best concert docs ever made... Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/pri…
 
Volcano Headquarters Henchman and staff worker #1,138 pays a visit to the Bond and Banter podcast shortly after his demise at the hands of some ninjas who penetrated his work place thanks to secret agent James Bond. Host Jack Lugo asks a number of questions about his occupation and daily life at the hollowed-out volcano shortly before this red-unif…
 
Ella Fitzgerald is the subject and my guest is revered British documentary maker Leslie Woodhead with his film about the Queen of Jazz - it's called Just One of Those Things and plays at the re-opened BFI Southbank. Leslie recalls a life in film, including working with the elusive Terence Malick, the shock of DA Pennebaker's Primary and years spent…
 
On episode 14 of Bond and Banter, host Jack Lugo interviews MI6's resident art expert "Jim Fanning" shortly after Bond shocked him by bidding on a Fabergé egg against Kamal Khan. Jack asks a number of questions about that event as well as Jim Fanning's personal life. Afterwards, founder of the Licence To Queer website David Lowbridge-Ellis joins th…
 
Leading European director Agnieszka Holland joins me to talk about her new film Charlatan, the new success of female film makers and her memories of cinema growing up in Poland. And as the grand re-opening of cinemas is nearly upon us, I talk to Jason Wood, creative director of HOME in Manchester about what what films will tempt us back to the big …
 
Shortly after his 1999 retirement, Q / Major Boothroyd invents a gadget to contact the future. He reaches the Bond and Banter podcast in the year 2021 for an interview with Jack Lugo for the 13th episode of the podcast. Jack asks the now retired Q a number of questions about his decades long work with Q-Branch and 007 as well as some rather persona…
 
Camp and classy today, with husband and husband directors David Ebersole and Todd Hughes on their highly entertaining fashion doc House of Cardin, while Lisa Immordino Vreeland discusses her doc Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation about two of America's greatest 20th century writers. I react to the Noel Clarke stories and recommend Raoul P…
 
For the 12th episode of Bond and Banter, Jack Lugo interviews Octopussy just after she and James Bond spent some time "recuperating" from their ordeal with Kamal Kahn. Octopussy answers many of Jack's probing questions. Afterwards, Jack interviews Jocelyn Sia, the founder of the Instagram page Ladies Who Bond. They talk about what motivated her to …
 
Danny Huston joins me to talk about directing and starring in The Last Photograph - the man born on a film set also shares precious family and personal movie memories, such as the day he fell in love with Ava Gardner. I look at the Oscar results, talk Paddington vs Kane and recommend a new show about Tupac. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/priv…
 
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