The historical documentary looks at the real-life story behind James Bond. Author Ian Fleming wanted his suave secret agent to be the ultimate spy – but who provided the inspiration for Bond? This film reveals Fleming’s wartime service in naval intelligence and profiles two men who could have supplied the basis for Bond’s character.
This documentary explores the origins of a British icon. On February 17th 1952, Ian Fleming sat down at his typewriter in Jamaica to write ‘the spy story to end all spy stories’. The central character of this story would become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved fictional creations – James Bond.
Fleming would go on to write 12 novels featuring his super spy – each one an exciting blend of intrigue, escapism, sex and violence.