Which leaves just one important thing to mention: the James Bond theme itself, so powerfully cool and culturally prevalent that the merest scratching of a nylon guitar string subconsciously recalls it across the world. Though credited to Monty Norman, and legally his, it truly belongs to the great John Barry.
Frankenstein novel Frankenstein is a novel that has been slowly dissolved over the years through its many interpretations, adaptations and being victim to its own peculiar version of grave robbing by cinema and television. Big Finish makes a superb attempt to reclaim the classic for exactly what it is –
Don’t Miss Mr Sloane Created and Directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Robert B Weide, who shares writing duties with Oliver Lansley and Aschlin Ditta. This show has previously been covered on CB and with those credentials alone, my expectation was high. It stars BAFTA multi-award winner Olivia Colman and Spaced/Shaun
Bassey gave an equally preposterous encore with the gorgeously camp Diamonds Are Forever (“Unlike men, diamonds linger”), a surprisingly haunting number aptly described by Simon Winder as a “sweat and polyester soundtrack”. But neither she nor Barry could liven up the hopelessly pedestrian Moonraker, that barrel-scraper in so many departments—despite