Toby Stephens returns as James Bond in the radio adaptation of Diamonds Are Forever, which will air on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday, 29 November, 2020.
The adaptation, dramatised by Archie Scottney and directed by Martin Jarvis, features Nigel Havers as M, Alan Shearman as Rufus B. Saye, Lisa Dillion as Tiffany Case, Alex Jennings as ‘Shady’ Tree, Josh Stamberg as Felix Leiter and Jared Harris as Mr. Spang.
Program: Diamonds Are Forever (2015)
Channel: BBC Radio 4
Date: Sunday, 29 November, 2020
Time: 1:45 AM – 3:15 AM (AEST)
An all-star Ian Fleming James Bond adventure, directed by Martin Jarvis and starring Toby Stephens as 007.
Fleming’s fourth Bond novel is especially dazzling. Its dark humour encompasses millions of pounds-worth of diamonds smuggled out of British mines in Africa. Responsible? Somebody known as ‘ABC’. James Bond is sent undercover by MI6 to New York to follow the pipeline. Masquerading as a courier he meets enticing, ice-cold, Tiffany Case. She stands between Bond and gang-bosses whose criminal diamond business stretches from Sierra Leone, via London, to the gambling tables of Las Vegas.
Bond infiltrates the mob. Horse-racing scams, a car chase, a rigged card game, pursuit by locomotive – Bond and Tiffany endure all. Eventually flown to West Africa, Bond unmasks the ultimate villain.