Never Say Never Again (1983)


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On this episode of The James Bond A-Z Podcast hosts Tom Butler, Brendan Duffy, and Tom Wheatley take a closer look at 'Never Say Never Again', the 1983 James Bond film starring Sean Connery as 007.

The story of the second Bond movie not produced by Eon is a tangled web that begins in 1961 with the release of Ian Fleming's 'Thunderball'.

This episode covers the story of Kevin McClory's long-running legal battle with Eon from being awarded the movie rights to 'Thunderball', to the struggle to make 'Never Say Never Again', right up to his death in 2006 and the subsequent release of Spectre in 2015.

It's the biggest behind-the-scenes in 007 movie history, one that casts a shadow over the entire franchise.

We also bid a fond farewell to founding co-host Tom Wheatley who leaves the podcast on an all-time high, but promises to return in the future.

James Bond will return... in next week's James Bond's A-Z Podcast.

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