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The UK's Favourite James Bond Song on ITV

17 December, 2015

TV tip in the UK for today, December 17th 2015, is The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song on ITV from 9.00pm - 10.30pm.

For over 50 years, the James Bond films have provided us with some of the most memorable and exciting songs in movie history. This 90 minute special tells the stories behind 20 of the very best Bond theme songs as it counts down to The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song - which has come out on top in an exclusive ITV poll of viewers.

(Note: unfortunately this show is only available in the UK)

Duran Duran James Bond theme song

Duran Duran

Along the way, the documentary celebrates some of the most popular Bond themes from across the decades – from early classics like Matt Monro's From Russia With Love (1963) and Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger (1964) to more recent chart smash hits including Duran Duran's A View To A Kill (1989) and Madonna's Die Another Day (2002).

The programme features interviews with those who have written songs for a whole host of Bond films - including Sir Paul McCartney & Wings, Duran Duran and a-ha as well as lyricists like Leslie Bricusse (You Only Live Twice, Goldfinger) and Don Black (Diamonds Are Forever, Thunderball), as the show reveals how these famous 007 anthems propelled their way onto the big screen.

Plus, with contributions from Sam Smith and SPECTRE producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the programme hears how - after more than 50 years - Bond only recently got its first ever UK number one record with Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall.

There’s stories from inside the studio from those involved in the recording of these Bond classics, such as Vic Flick (guitarist on the famous James Bond theme), and Paul Epworth (co-writer and producer of Adele’s Oscar-winning hit, SkyFall).

Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore

And a whole host of stars reveal their own personal favourite Bond songs - from Jonathan Ross, Piers Morgan, Moby and Jools Holland - to some of Bond’s biggest stars, including Sir Roger Moore, Honor Blackman, Joanna Lumley, Britt Ekland, and Naomie Harris.

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley

Watch The Nation's Favourite Bond Song on ITV on December 17th from 9.00pm - 10.30pm.

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Comments

Hello there, Just wanted to mention that From Russia With Love's theme song was out in 1963 and Goldfinger was 1964. As well A View to a Kill was released 1985 so the song would be from that year. 1989 was Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight. Thank you and I hope I didn't sound snotty, Ed
GoldenEye by Tina Turner is my absolute favorite Bond song!

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