Toby Stephens returns as James Bond in the radio adaptation of Moonraker, which will air on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sunday, 22 November, 2020.
The adaptation, dramatised by Archie Scottney and directed by Martin Jarvis, features Samuel West as Sir Hugo Drax, John Baddeley as Sir Winston Churchill, Jared Harris as Vallance, Patricia Hodge as Prof Train, and Katherine Kingsley as Gala. Plus John Standing, Janie Dee and Julian Sands reprise their roles as ‘M’, Moneypenny and ‘Q’.
Program: Moonraker (1955)
Channel: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Sunday, 22 November, 2020
Time: 1:45 AM – 3:15 AM (AEST)
Martin Jarvis directs this surprisingly up-to-date, all-star guided missile drama.
It’s 1954 and British patriot Sir Hugo Drax (Samuel West) has built an atomic rocket, Moonraker, vital to Britain’s defences. It’s ready for a trial launch. But after a double-murder, James Bond (Toby Stephens) goes undercover at Moonraker’s secret base. He and agent Gala Brand (Katherine Kingsley) discover possible treachery. Can they prevent a catastrophe?
Archie Scottney’s compelling dramatization of Ian Fleming’s novel is Jarvis and Ayres’ seventh Bond on Radio 4. Janie Dee, John Standing and Julian Sands return as Moneypenny, M and Q. Jared Harris is Head of Special Branch, Patricia Hodge a hearty missile expert, Ian Ogilvy a BBC man, and Nigel Anthony is a Peter Lorre-inspired Krebs.