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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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Series cast summary:
Dominic Cooper ...  Ian Fleming 4 episodes, 2014
Lara Pulver ...  Ann O'Neill 4 episodes, 2014
Samuel West ...  Rear Admiral John Godfrey 4 episodes, 2014
Anna Chancellor ...  Second Officer Monday 4 episodes, 2014
Rupert Evans ...  Peter Fleming 4 episodes, 2014
Lesley Manville ...  Evelyn Fleming 4 episodes, 2014
Pip Torrens ...  Esmond Rothermere 4 episodes, 2014
Camilla Rutherford ...  Loelia, Duchess of Westminster 4 episodes, 2014
Annabelle Wallis ...  Muriel Wright 2 episodes, 2014
Dean Lennox Kelly ...  Sergeant Dixon 2 episodes, 2014
Stanley Townsend ...  Colonel William Donovan 2 episodes, 2014
Antonia Thomas ...  Jazz Singer 2 episodes, 2014
Tom Whitecross Tom Whitecross ...  Dorchester Singer 2 episodes, 2014


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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29 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Pip Torrens (Esmond Rothermere) previously played Noel Coward in Ian Fleming: Bondmaker (2005). See more »


Naval officers, in particular Rear Admiral Godfrey, would never wear a goatee beard. Since the modern age all British naval personnel would be permitted to wear a full set or nothing at all. See more »


[Last lines]
Peter Fleming: Bond. That's what you should call him,not Aitken. Bond.
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A rare vintage Art-house production in TV
16 February 2014 | by frasif00See all my reviews

Rarely TV serials adopt the idea of 'Art-house' production, and this is one of them. Another gem from the BBC production. Story of the creator of 007 who himself is a legend in thus arena, perhaps one of the most influential one. At first glance I thought it contains style over substance but in time everything worked out just fine ! This is not just another espionage story of WWII, rather the script mingled the personal and professional life of Fleming brilliantly. Dominic Cooper was an excellent choice, he can play the hard-boiled spoiled brat quite fascinatingly, we all have seen it in 'The Devil's Double'. Lara Pulver was naturally brilliant in the seductive dominatrix role as usual. Only if they could let the 'blond Muriel' stay a bit longer !

Its not easy to bring-up the story of someone with so many 'issues' meticulously, but they tried and didn't fail ! Its no hardcore action flick like 007, rather vintage flavoured of WWII, the set decoration was quite believable. And most of all, this series is 'Hot', and hot means 'Haught' ! Waiting for the final instalment !

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