ONE Bond

8:30pm Saturday, July 10 on TV One

In tonight’s ONE BOND movie, From Russia With Love at 8.30pm on TV ONE, British agent 007 (Sean Connery) is sent to Istanbul to steal a Soviet decoding device from the Russian embassy.

British Intelligence suspects the Russians are setting up a trap but the machine is so important, it’s worth the risk. The success of the venture depends on the help of a beautiful Russian agent, Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi), whom Bond is supposed to help defect to the west. But unbeknownst to Bond, Romanova is acting on orders from her government, and is not a true defector.

Moreover, neither know that Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) Tatiana’s superior in the KGB, has herself defected, and is now an agent for the international crime syndicate, SPECTRE, which is manipulating both the Soviet and British intelligence agencies in a plot to kill Bond.

Bond and Romanova steal the decoder and flee across Europe to Scotland, trying to uncover the truth, and stay one step ahead of SPECTRE.

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8:30pm Saturday, July 3 on TV One

James Bond (Roger Moore) battles to find a stolen device known as the ‘Solex Agitator’ which can harness the energy of the sun, in tonight’s ONE Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun at 8.30pm on TV ONE.

British intelligence fear the device has fallen into the hands of criminals and secret agent 007 is assigned to track it down. Bond is led to master killer Scaramanga (Christopher Lee, Lord Of The Rings), a professional assassin who always uses a golden gun and gold bullets to execute his victims. His fee is one million dollars per contract, and he’s set his sights on Bond.

007 tracks Scaramanga down in his island near Hong Kong, aided by local intelligence agent Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland). But to save the device and escape alive, Bond must get past Andrea (Maud Adams, Octopussy), Scaramanga’s girlfriend, and Nick Nack (Herv� Villechaize), his manservant, who may be less than four feet tall, but is almost as deadly as his master.

For more on the James Bond phenomenon, including character bios, most popular villains, competitions and screensavers, visit our ONE Bond site – www.tvnz.co.nz/bond

8:30pm Saturday, June 26 on TV One

It’s all about the famous white bikini, in the first ever Bond movie, Dr No tonight at 8.30pm on TV ONE, starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress.

When a British agent is murdered in Jamaica, Bond is sent to investigate and almost immediately, several attempts are made on his life, but he eludes all of his assassins.

Bond learns that Dr No, a brilliant, mysterious scientist, has based himself on a nearby island and is conducting strange experiments. He goes to investigate and on the beach meets the Honey (Andress) wearing just her white bikini, but both are captured by a fire-breathing dragon.

Bond learns that the renegade scientist is planning to use his island base to hijack rockets from Cape Canaveral, Bond and Honey must escape Dr No’s clutches and foil his plan before the rockets are captured.

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8:30pm Saturday, June 19 on TV One

Timothy Dalton (Toy Story 3) stars for the second time as James Bond, in tonight’s ONE BOND movie, Licence To Kill at 8.30pm on TV ONE

After attending his old CIA friend Felix Leiter’s (David Hedison, The Young And The Restless) wedding in the Florida Keys, things quickly turn sour when the recently incarcerated billionaire drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi, Nip Tuck) escapes custody and pays the newly weds a deadly visit. Bond vows revenge for his friends but M (Robert Brown) orders him to leave the matter to the Americans, and when Bond refuses, he revokes his licence to kill.

Bond follows evidence from Leiter’s shark wounds to a biology lab, where he finds a renegade US Marshal who organised the drug dealer’s escape – and now it’s time for payback.

Bond finally tracks Sanchez down to a small Latin American town, where he runs everything, including the corrupt government. Bond is aided in his revenge mission by Sanchez’s erstwhile girlfriend, Lupe Lamora (Talisa Soto, Don Juan DeMarco), and Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell, Law And Order), a former army pilot and ex-CIA operative. Can he complete his mission and ever get his licence to kill returned?

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8:30pm Saturday, June 12 on TV One

Made in 1979, Moonraker (tonight on TV ONE at 8.30pm) is the 11th spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the MI6 agent James Bond.

The infamous Jaws (Richard Kiel) a 7’2″ killer with steel teeth, makes a return after his appearance in The Spy Who Loved Me. The film was shot on location in London, Paris, Venice, Palmdale and Rio de Janeiro, and features a famous cable car scene at Sugar Loaf Mountain, in which Jaws pursues Bond.

In tonight’s ONE BOND movie, evil billionaire Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale) has used his immense wealth to construct a gigantic space station that orbits the earth, which he plans to use to hold the entire world hostage.

Travelling from Venice to Rio de Janeiro, from the once-lost ancient city of Tikal to the steaming jungles of Central America, and even to outer space, Bond must race against time to stop Drax from following through with his terrible plans.

Accompanied by Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles), astrophysicist and CIA agent, Bond infiltrates Drax’s satellite but ‘Jaws’ (Richard Kiel) awaits them. The space station, and Drax’s private army, are equipped with the best and most advanced space-age weapons and technology. Can Bond and Goodhead prevail and save the earth from outer-space terrorism?

For more on the James Bond phenomenon, including character bios, most popular villains, competitions and screensavers, visit our ONE Bond site – www.tvnz.co.nz/bond

8:30pm Saturday, June 5 on TV One

In tonight’s ONE BOND movie, Thunderball, Sean Connery stars as cinema’s most famous secret agent.

When the entire free world is held for ransom by international crime syndicate SPECTRE, who hijack two atomic bombs, Bond must find the bombs before two major cities are destroyed.

Bond and his beautiful aide, Domino (Claudine Auger), locate the secret Caribbean hideout of SPECTRE’s chief, Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi,The Honey Pot), and find the bombs in an underwater cavern, but Bond is captured, sealed in the cave and left to drown.

Bond escapes but Largo has fled with the bombs in the hold of his yacht. The Coast Guard and Navy join forces to battle SPECTRE in a fierce undersea confrontation. But as Largo transforms his huge yacht into a super-fast hydrofoil, and out distances his pursuers, Bond is the only one aboard, can he disarm the bomb and the crew single-handed, and save the day?

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8:30pm Saturday, May 29 on TV One

In tonight’s ONE Bond Movie, Sean Connery (Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade) stars as the iconic secret agent 007, who must save the world, while romancing the beautiful Domino, played by Kim Basinger (LA Confidential)

While recharging his batteries at a health clinic, Bond discovers that SPECTRE (Special Executor for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) headed by his long-time enemy Blofeld (Max Von Sydow, Minority Report) has a deadly plan to steal two American cruise missiles and hold the world to ransom.

In his attempt to thwart their plan Bond travels from England, to the Bahamas, and the South of France, pursued by the beautiful but deadly Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera,Dallas) a SPECTRE assassin who is determined to get her man, and he encounters the sinister Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer, Out Of Africa), one of the richest men in the world, and his mistress, the enigmatic Domino.

Can Bond stop SPECTRE and save Domino from Largo in time?

For more on the James Bond phenomenon, including character bios, most popular villains, competitions and screensavers, visit our ONE Bond site – www.tvnz.co.nz/bond

8:30pm Saturday, May 22 on TV One

Wellington-born Kiwi director Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors) directs tonight’s ONE Bond movie, Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan as Bond, and with an appearance from Madonna, who sang the title track.

Brosnan talks about playing Bond in his fourth movie as the infamous secret agent, “with three successful movies behind me, I slip right into the role, but that doesn’t mean the job is easy. I still give a 110 per cent all the time. The challenge now is to continually make it better than the one before. That’s tough because we’ve set the bar so high.”

Asked what makes this Bond different he responds, “for the first time, [Bond] becomes a renegade, forced to redeem himself and get back into the game. He almost loses his identity. What better grist for the mill for a character like Bond?”

Brosnan compliments his director, “Lee Tamahori has his own distinctive style, very loose and energetic. He’s done an incredible job for Die Another Day, making it very muscular, very edgy and very sharp. He knew the story inside out. He knew the nuances of all the characters. He has a very quick brain.”

Bond Girl, Halle Berry talks about why she took on the role of Jinx, “she’s really strong, and I like the fact she’s the next step in the evolution of the Bond woman. Year after year they’ve gotten a little stronger, a little smarter, and more equally yoked with Bond, while still retaining their sexiness. Now they’re Bond’s intellectual equals and physical rivals – and Jinx is one more step in that evolution. Super feminine, very witty, as quick as Bond with the comeback lines and as tough as nails.”

Kiwi director Tamahori explained how he came to work on the movie, “the film I was about to make fell apart and my agent called to ask how I felt about doing the next Bond picture, I had never considered anything like that for a moment. It only took me about five seconds to say yes.”

Asked if he felt pressure taking on the most successful film franchise of all time, he responds, “I don’t feel intimidated. I knew what I was getting into and was under no illusions. A Bond movie falls into a specific genre and you have to provide certain elements. You must respect the fact it’s essentially about girls, guns, gadgets, and big action,” he laughs. “Once you’ve got those in place, you can do a lot of things.”

Die Another Day kicks off with a spectacular hovercraft chase through a deadly minefield in the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea, Bond is betrayed and then captured. Fourteen months later he is released into M15 custody in a trade for the release of terrorist Zao, but M15 suspect Bond of releasing sensitive information to the Koreans, forcing Bond to escape and clear his name.

Bond circles the globe in his quest to find Zao and finds a connection to billionaire Englishman Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens, Onegin), his beautiful assistant Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike, An EducationX-Men) in Cuba, but who can he trust?

For more on the James Bond phenomenon, including character bios, most popular villains, competitions and screensavers, visit our ONE Bond site – www.tvnz.co.nz/bond

8:30pm Saturday, May 15 on TV One

Tonight’s ONE Bond film Octopussy at 8.30pm on TV ONE, is the 13th James Bond movie in the series and the sixth to star Roger Moore (The Saint) as the infamous secret agent, 007.

Octopussy features a real Faberg Egg which was designed by Peter Carl Faberg and made in 1897 to commemorate the Coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II in 1894. Almost 20 years later the same egg was featured in the movie Ocean’s Twelve.

The title character in Octopussy is played by Swedish actress, Maude Adams, who previously appeared as a different character (and was killed) in another Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974.

In tonight’s movie, Russian General Orlov (Steven Berkoff, Beverly Hills Cop) plans to take over Europe by detonating a nuclear device at an American air base in West Germany in such a way that it will be regarded as an accident. Thus forcing NATO to agree to a unilateral disarmament pact, and leaving Russia free to invade Europe with conventional forces.

British Intelligence is alerted to the Soviet scheme through the actions of Kamal (Louis Jourdan, Gigi), a decadent Afghan prince who works for gorgeous tycoon, Octopussy (Maude Adams). Octopussy runs her international conglomerate from a private island off the coast of India, guarded by an elite corps of beautiful women.

007 James Bond travels to India, surviving a tiger hunt where he becomes the quarry, and convinces Octopussy to work with him instead of the Russians. With Octopussy on his side, Bond must outwit and outrun Kamal to save Europe from Soviet aggression.

For more on the James Bond phenomenon, including character bios, most popular villains, competitions and screensavers, visit our ONE Bond site – www.tvnz.co.nz/bond

8:30pm Saturday, May 8 on TV One

In tonight’s ONE Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, at 8.30pm on TV ONE, 007 makes an honest woman out of his Bond girl, but can Britain’s secret agent make it to the honeymoon?

Master villain Blofeld (Telly Savalas The Dirty Dozen) has constructed a laboratory high in the Alps. Pretending to be a specialist in rare allergies, Blofeld gathers ten beautiful women to be his unknowing collaborators. Each woman will return to her homeland to release a virus that can destroy all vegetable life.

James Bond (George Lazenby Universal Soldier), assisted by international gangster D’raco (Gabriele Ferzetti Othello), whose daughter, Tracy (Diana Rigg The Avengers), Bond saved from suicide, must stop Blofeld before he completes his plan.

Bond infiltrates Blofeld’s mountain laboratory but is soon discovered, and escapes in a ski chase. Later, while Bond and Tracy are skiing, Blofeld causes an avalanche, during which Tracy is kidnapped and held hostage. Bond and Draco mount a helicopter raid on Blofeld’s fortress-like laboratory to save Tracey.

It seems like happy ever after when Bond and Tracy are married, but as they leave the wedding party to begin their honeymoon a black car drives past and there is a sudden burst of machine-gun fire.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, and the only one to star George Lazenby as the fictional 007 agent James Bond. The film is the second in what is considered the ‘Blofeld Trilogy’, coming between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever. The film is also the only Bond film to be directed by Peter R Hunt.