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Graham Norton…James Bond Special!

26 Oct

With a lineup featuring Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Javier Bardem it had the big three from Skyfall. I am a big fan of the James Bond films and I really like Graham’s shows but I don’t really enjoy these ‘infomercials’ masquerading as TV shows, blatantly promoting a single film.

They often tend to be boring as they are so focused on what is being promoted, but they can’t really talk about the film for fear of giving away the plot. So you end up with a promotion but you don’t even get details of what is being promoted.

It wasn’t all bad, Dame Judi Dench is always good in things like this. Years in the business means she has so many anecdotes and obviously has done so many chat shows over the years so she’s always at ease.

Daniel Craig was personable enough and got into the spirit of things. Javier was also charming although I found his English somewhat halting.

As always the contributions from the audience are the highlight of the show, and despite the prescence of all the Bond big guns it was the same this evening. The ‘what’s your Bond Girl name’ segment was hilarious….Majorie! really, and the Red Chair segment never lets the programme down.