Thoughts on a James Bond TV series...
Posted 13 November 2001 - 10:02 AM
Ergo, the same might be said for a TV series. Also confusion might be experienced by introducing the element of time and periods into a screen history as well as the actor potentially moving from small to large screen.
The only way it could be done to my mind is if and when the movies take a sabatical.
Posted 22 December 2001 - 06:46 PM
Posted 13 November 2001 - 08:44 PM
Jim (13 Nov, 2001 08:29 a.m.):
Now don't shout at me but...
I'm not sure whether these have reached beyond the shores of the UK, but in the early 1990s the BBC dramatised the entire Sherlock Holmes series for (shudder ye not, young ones) the radio, and they're now all available on tape (and heartily recommended).
A TV series might be prohibitively expensive (particularly for the BBC; licence payers' money etc), and I'm well aware that the BBC did a rather half-arsed radio dramatisation of You Only Live Twice about ten years ago, but (inevitably) with the right writers, I think it could be done .
Brilliant thought, Jim. Bert Coules (writer of most of the Holmes series) has also adapted Buchan's "The Thirty Nine Steps" (not a million miles from Bond) for
radio. A faithful to Fleming, in period, Bond series (perhaps starring Dalton), written by Mr Coules would make this fan a very happy little Vegemite.