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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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English | German | French

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29 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Lara Pulver and Anna Chancellor have both played Irene Adler in different Sherlock Holmes adaptations. See more »


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 »


[First lines]
Ann O'Neill: You bastard! You nearly gave me a heart attack. What if you'd missed?
Ian Fleming: Who says I didn't?
Ann O'Neill: Murdering your wife on your honeymoon? I doubt even you can talk your way out of that.
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I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
Written by Spo-De-Odee
Performed by Antonia Thomas
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Fleming is Fiction. The Man Who Never Was is Non Fiction
19 March 2014 | by iangwilliams8812See all my reviews

"Fleming" this is unarguably a piece of fiction with a few bits of truth. "The Man Who Never Was" featured in this program is Non Fiction by author Ewen Montagu. "Fleming" is a brilliant mini-series with a stellar cast but please be advised that it is only very loosely based on his life story. How do we know this? Well here is the evidence for this statement. The last episode of the mini-series (which was probably the best one) features the true story of "The Man Who Never Was" a book famously written by The Hon. Ewen Montagu C.B.E. D.L. Q.C.) It is the true story about a dead man's body clothed in the uniform of a British senior officer with an attaché case handcuffed to it. In the attaché case were planted bogus secret documents outlining bogus plans for the 1944 Allied landings in Europe. This was left by a British submarine off the coast of Spain in a place where it was know it would be swept ashore and reported to a very active German spy network working in the area, based there to spy on the British naval dockyards at Gibraltar. The actress Lara Pulver who plays his then girlfriend is probably the most beautiful woman we have ever seen on the screen c 2014 and will probably look like she does in this film for ever.igw

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