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We'd Like A Word

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A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.


50. James Bond 007 (part 1) with John Rain of Smershpod & Thunderbook (+ War of the Worlds)

James Bond Part 1: John Rain tells We’d Like A Word presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan the secrets behind the Bond films. He loves the Bond movies so much, he makes a podcast about them - Smershpod. And he’s made a book from the podcast - Thunderbook. Listen in for deleted Bond scenes, Bond actor rejects, filming & Stanley Kubrick’s secret Bond film role. Also - is Judith O’Reilly the successor to Ian Fleming? Have Jeff Wayne & Robert Hardy made the best/only good versions of HG Wells’s War of the World’s. Is Q really Bernard Quatermass? If Bond is Frankenstein’s monster, who is Igor? With shout outs to Jamie Stangroom, director of The Empire Strikes Door, Eddy Joseph from Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace, Anthony Horowitz’s continuity Bond thrillers, flying carpets & Steve’s angry 3rd nipple. (Apologies for sound quality dips in this episode. We usually do everything face to face.) We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

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