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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Ian Fleming (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Ann O'Neill (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Rear Admiral John Godfrey (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Second Officer Monday (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Peter Fleming (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Evelyn Fleming (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Esmond Rothermere (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Loelia, Duchess of Westminster (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Muriel Wright (2 episodes, 2014)
Dean Lennox Kelly ...
 Sergeant Dixon (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Colonel William Donovan (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Jazz Singer (2 episodes, 2014)
Tom Whitecross ...
 Dorchester Singer (2 episodes, 2014)
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

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Biography | Drama

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29 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Three actors in this series are alumni from "Band of Brothers", Dominic Cooper, Phil McKee and Wolf Kahler. See more »

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Some of the documents at Naval Intelligence are marked Top Secret. This term was not used until the United States entered the war so that the UK and US operated to a consistent system. Prior to 1942, the highest level of classification in the UK was "Most Secret". See more »


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I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
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Written by Spo-De-Odee
Performed by Antonia Thomas
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Great Bond TV show about Ian Fleming
18 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) is a disappointing playboy with a wealthy and well connected family. His brother is the shining star of his mother. He has a great love Muriel Wright (Annabelle Wallis), and a love affair with the married Ann O'Neill (Lara Pulver). His boss is Real Admiral John Godfrey (Samuel West), and assistant Second Officer Monday (Anna Chancellor).

Those who complain about the authenticity really miss the point of the series. His actual career is probably lost forever to time and state secrets. This is a marrying of Ian Fleming and James Bond. Quite frankly, I don't know why nobody has made feature movies about a semi-fictionalized Ian Fleming before. It's a great way to do a Bond movie while skirting the copyright. And you can use Fleming's name right up top maybe even 'The Man who would be Bond'.

This one does it as well as it can be done on TV. The action could be bigger. Dominic Cooper is a bratty playboy writer who turns into a brilliant intelligence officer struggling against the system. All the James Bond ideas are there intermingled with the real Ian Fleming. That's the charming part of this series.


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