August 6, 2019

0020: Lounging Around With Goldfinger

How have Bond’s key allies translated from page to screen?

Observing the passing of David Hedison - two time Felix Leiter - we note how he became the first man to return to the role some 10 years later with the long-serving ally’s pivotal role in ‘Licence to Kill’. We continue by discussing Leiter and Bond’s relationship and how the re-casting has lead to some inconsistent characterisation. Along the way, we stumble on Leiter’s drinking habits, Felix’s faux pas, his Kennedy impersonation, Jack Lord’s moisturiser, Felicia Leiter, big livers, the martini olive scam, an ill-fated fishing trip, Le Chiffre’s undead exit, rewrites whilst boozing, and the Leiterverse.

The recording took place on July 26th, 2019 in the USA, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal.

Paul Atkinson and James Page are co-founders of and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Marcos Kontze is creator and editor of

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Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at

Ben Williams writes for and MI6 Confidential

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Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

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