March 2, 2020

0042: The Best Decoy in Town

How are we feeling about No Time To Die's marketing campaign?

This week we round up the latest ‘No Time To Die’ news, and Bill reports from Toronto where he and a large group of Bond fans assembled for ‘Skyfall’ in Concert. We discuss the experience of seeing the film live with an orchestra and what other scores are ripe for the ‘in concert’ treatment before segueing to Billie Eilish’s UK chart success and the behind-the-scenes video narrated by Cary Fukunaga. We end on the long running time and whether this will be conducive to a satisfying close to the Craig era. Along the way we discover the O’Connell proximity effect, unfortunate honeymoons, unrecorded Bond themes by Rudy Vallée and Hoagy Carmichael, underground clubs pumping out Adele remixes, Cary Fukunaga’s outtakes, the cable guy on ‘No Time To Die’, a gun barrel intermission, an industrial dispute at MI6, a missed marketing opportunity for Dr. No, how best to wear your 007 trainers, how many Oscars the B-roll will win, redacted reminisces, and Hans Zimmer’s MasterCard.

The recording took place on February 26th, 2020 in the UK, USA, and New Zealand.

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

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at

Ben Williams writes for and MI6 Confidential

Mark O'Connell's home base is

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Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

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