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The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.16 ‘The Killing Licence’

Bond is out for revenge – after his CIA buddie Felix Leiter and his wife are attached by Robert Davi’s drug lord character. The original title changed from Licence Revoked to Licence to Kill – the them song being sung by Gladys Knight…This was to be Tim Dalton’s second and final outing as James Bond.

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The Killing Licence

Glady Knight’s mellow tones set the scene

Felix Leiter is in love – in a bubble

His wife waiting to marry; yes very keen

But capturing Sanchez; can only mean trouble

So much for  honeymoon time

Leiter is maimed, Della is no more

Their status play’s on Bond’s mind

Now it’s time to investigate this drug lord

Krest uses the marina to hide

Sanchez has his white powder to sell

M reassigns 007; he reacts with his pride

Bond leaves MI6; it’s time to ring the bell

On his own and revenge is the food

Krest is the weak link

So much to do and no time to brood

Bouvier makes two; they meet for a drink

Sanchez is the target-but is missed

Bond tries to join the assassin game

Many men die;adding more to the list

Bond puts Krest in ‘the frame’

Sanchez takes Bond in

Lupe shows him a good time 

Cocaine dissolved in petroleum

Sanchez uses a cult as a sign

Bouvier supports Bond as a team

The cocaine plant must be destroyed

A fire is a good idea it seems

Dario gets a bullet that Bouvier deploys…

Sanchex flees with his trucks

Another fire puts pay to him

Bond survives; the 007 luck

As the final outing for Dalton, Mr Tim

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.15 ‘Daylight Living’

A new 007 takes the form of Timothy Dalton as he stars in his first film reprising the now infamous 007 character. Bond faces a mixture of duplicity, the KGB and a lovely lady with a Cello….

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Daylight Living

Aha!, this is no time for reflection

This isn’t the time to appear dim

Its time to distort a defection

By our new Bond Mr Tim

A cellist,sniper, killer blonde

Koskov’s escape to the UK

The dangerous journey shouldn’t be long

007 will find a way

Death to Spies reignites 

Its MI6 versus the KGB

Koskov is captured- losing the fight

004 is no longer – his body under siege

Bond sets out to play the Cello

The defection was a smoke screen

Bond finds Kara and says hello

Dodging the KGB they escape – clean

Pushkin and Whitaker make a pact

Arms that generates cash

Saunders helps, but doesn’t make the 2nd act

To Tangier for Bond, who makes a dash

So who  is the bad guy here?

Is Koskov really on the sly?

What Bond learns leaves him in fear

No more defection, it’s time for Koskov to die

Koskov tricks Kara over 007

Opium is now the cash cow

On a plane up high, not quite heaven

Bond and Pushkin must act now

Shah is released to offer aid

They attack the Russian air base

The drugs blow up- no one gets paid

Whitaker is Bonds next case

In Tangier Whitaker meets his end

Koskov is caught by Pushkin

Kara performs; one last message to send

In her dressing room Kara + Bond = kissing…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.14 ‘A Deadly View’

Bond has to deal with an offshoot from the Russian experiments (the maniac Zorin played by Christopher Walken) coupled with a fierce (as ever) Grace Jones (MayDay) – what a combo!

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

A Deadly View

With Duran Duran’s, punchy theme tune

We’re on the edge of the sill

Moore’s last outing at the new moon

Is a View to a Kill

003 is not in good shape

That microchip holds the key

Bond uses his skills like a cape

And evades capture from  the KGB

Ascot is the next stop

A race to find more clues

Tibbett is leading from the top

Now Bond knows what to do

Could Zorin be the baddie?

A trip to Paris might be best

Bond sees a different type of ‘caddie’

And will now be put to the test

Tibbett’s ride ends too soon

It was his very own ‘May Day’

Bond is next line at noon

Will she get her own way?

Gogol reprimands his creation

May Day shows who is boss

Zorin’s horse’s take an injection

A £5million cheque, leaves Bond at a loss

The master plan is revealed

Cripple silicon valley

Everyone’s in, their lips sealed

Or be thrown out, into a long high alley

Paula Ivanova appears in Frisco, USA

The Russian link is there to be seen

Bond catches up to keep her at bay

Ivanova is fooled, but remains keen

The $5million is answered with Stacy

Salt water pumped into oil lines

Zorin wanted to buy her legacy

Bond & Stacy are running out of time

A fire at the geologists implicates Bond

Zorin’s stroke with Bond’s gun

The police find that they are wrong

Their error needs to be undone

In the air Stacy is taken

The Golden Gate bridge provides hope

Zorin swings, misses, his life now forsaken

Bond and Stacy’s hang by a rope

Dr Mortner has one last go

Oops he’s dropped the ball

The dynamite ignites; the airship blows

It was a fitting curtain call…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.13 ‘The Eight Legged Cat’

Bond enters the world of the auctions starting with an egg and ends up in right old circus at the end…

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The Eight Legged Cat…

And now 009 is in the wars

In Berlin from East to West

He perishes, reaching the door

With an egg, he is laid to rest

The egg is ready to be sold

Bond sets out to trap

Khan watches on; his eyes cold

But doesn’t ever get in a flap

In India, the action takes place

Backgammon is played; roll the dice

Bond allows Magda to save face

Q’s gives Bond a listening device

Listening; MI6 learn the real news

Who is Khan working for

The battle to control europe ensues

Octopussy is Bond’s next chore

She knows Bond from the past

An invitation to stay at the palace

General Orlov smuggles more than glass

Octopussy shows Bond no malice

Khan and his goons step up the pace

The circus troupe get explosive

The target ; the US German military base

Now it’s time time get corrosive

Octopussy is conned; she’s mad

She assists Bond on the train

MI6 and Bond are glad

As Orlov finds a bullet; and dies from the pain

Back at Khan, the team launch an attack

Octopussy is caught in the crossfire

Gobinda takes a dive, there is no slack

Khan hits the mountain; its death to the liar…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.12 ‘The Eyes have it…’

Sheena Easton sang the theme tune to this latest Bond movie – as 007 faces one of many enemies again…

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The ‘Eyes’ have it…

The helicopter scene strikes again

Is Blofeld really still alive?

They disturbed  his memory; his pain

Of the night his wife, Tracy; died

Put that behind you Bond

The ATAC system is the new goal

Facing the new task; not to abscond

The chase will make you whole

Across the Med to Greece we go

Russia is also on the move

Gogol is after the prize he can show

There’s always no time to lose

A new trail leeds to the hitman

Spain is now the location

The hitman get hit; its poetry in motion

Melina and Bond have a new vocation

Italy with Ferrara; now takes centre stage

Chasing down the ‘Dove’

Escaping death is on the next page

Will Bibi Dahl and Bond fall in love?

A complex web is being to weave

Kristatos, Columbo, Locque enter the mix

Who is who, who is it to deceive?

Is this something 007 can fix?

Who is really behind the plot?

The old enemy rises; yes the KGB

Locque’s car takes a dive; that’s his lot

Bond finds ATAC; at the bottom of the sea

Columbo, Melina and Bond make a final bid

See off Kriegler and Kristatos to boot

Gogol misses out on lifting the lid

Of ATAC’s secrets and it’s loot…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.11 ‘To the Moon (and Back?)’

007 takes to the air to stop another madman wiping out life on earth and substitute it for one in space…

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To the Moon (and Back?)

On land, sea and now into the skies

Fleming took us towards the stars

Moore returns, there’s no surprise

With a shaken Martini at the bar

This time space is the game

That stolen NASA shuttle rocket

Bond takes a dive out of a plane

Picking a parachute out of a pocket

Without delay Bond faces Drax

The Centrifuge chamber becomes the test

At over 4G’s will bond collapse?

Goodhead to the rescue; doing her best

A tiny vial is the all important key

Drax’s plan is to use a gas

Rio de Janeiro is the place to flee

Bond better catch up – fast!

Jaws steps into the fray

A cable car fight ensues

Goodhead is caught;what a day

007 lives on; that’s the news

The amazon provides a secret

A rare toxin from a rare plant

Jaws seizes Bond; their plan is set 

Drax is a giant; Bond is the ant

The Moonrakers launch into space

Bond and Goodhead miss the heat

Finally they learn his plan; face to face

It’s another madman they’ll have to defeat

Obliterate all human life

Utilise the genetic clones

A ‘master race’ free from strife

Something Bond could not condone

Jaws and Dolly do not measure up

An about turn helps the good side

Drax meets an end, short and abrupt

As Bond and Goodhead take a ‘space ride’…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.10 ‘Me; Loving a Spy?’

Moore is back as 007 as he teams up with his arch enemy the Russian KGB to over throw another megalomaniac who wants to build an underwater world and destroy the one everyone else lives on…(this films feature the beautiful theme song – ‘Nobody Does it Better’ by Carly Simon)

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Me; Loving a Spy?

The underwater theme returns

Submarine technology is now the aim

Bond shows his due concern

Evading capture is never twice the same

Anya is Russia’s female spy

The plans avail themselves in Egypt

Jaws shows his teeth;someone may die

And end up in an ancient crypt?

Collaboration is now the new plan

Jaws still has other ideas

Bond saves Anya from the teeth of a can

Then he starts that ‘whispering’ in her ears

The trail leads to the water

Now Stromberg comes into view

The Lotus fires Naomi to a slaughter

The enemy is hit by the new ‘good two’

They investigate  the Atlantis base

Jaws is there to protect

A nuclear threat is there to be faced

The danger is clear to detect

Atlantis is the goal to destroy

Anya needs to be saved

Jaws plays with the sharks like a toy

Bond sends Stromberg to his grave…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.9 ‘Golden Armour’

007 returns to pit his wits against an assassin that use a Golden Gun to finish off his targets whilst being paid a cool $1million…

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Golden Armour

Moore moves onto to the ‘asia scene’

 The Solex Agitator is now the prize

007 must remain trim and lean

To avoid his possible demise

Power and energy are in short supply

Nations seek answers in the sun

Scaramanga has ideas to deny

Buy using his unique ‘Golden Gun’

Bond tracks the mistress, Anders

That bullet with 007 etched on

In the casino; Bond doesn’t flounder

At the hotel, Anders knows the game is on

Hai Fat is tricked by 007

Scaramanga gets there first

Bond escapes death;maybe heaven?

A Golden Bullet send’s Fat home, in a hearse

The Solex is now in play

Goodnight supports the team

Scaramanga flees; flying away

In the boot, she is nowhere to be seen

The stage is set for the highest bid

Scaramanga’s end game for cash

It’s the right time to lift the lid

With blaze from a bullet with a flash

Nick Nack leads Bond into the maze

Reflecting Bond’s hopes and fears

Triumph for 007;ending Scaramnga’s days

Then he celebrates; whispering in Goodnight’s ears…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.8 ‘Let me Live!’

Following on the heels of George Lazenby after spending years playing ‘The Saint’ on our TV screens – Roger Moore steps up as the ‘new’ 007 with his own ‘slick’ style of portraying the global superspy…

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Let me Live!

It was in June 1973

A new ‘ Bond’ came to the fore

No more Sean Connery

Hello & welcome to Mr Roger Moore

No more global spectre games

Local issues are now the fight

Drugs are the target; the aim

007 meets a new ‘dark knight’

He is big; the ruler of San Monique

He uses ‘magic’ to threaten and scare

His methods are indeed unique

Bond may have something new to fear

The UN is the centre of attention

Kanaga ‘Whispers’ into the big apple too;

Bond comes close to his perdition

He now knows what he needs to do

What is the future for 007?

What does the Tarot card say?

Will it be hell or heaven?

Will he find out without delay?

Who is this mysterious Solitaire?

The cards tell a different story

Rosie’s life is now ashes, in the air

Mr Big, moves on; in search of glory

Two faces become one

Mr Big and Kanaga are the same

The ‘white powder’ must be undone

We now know who to blame

Solitaire loses her gifts & charm

Samedi is called to make sacrifice

Bond skips the crocs ; they do him no harm

Who says crocodiles can’t be nice

Samedi meets his doom

In a ‘coffin’ of poisonous snakes

Kanaga’s gassed and fills the room

His remains are cleared up with a rake

Leiter sorts out the lovebirds

The last train by the CIA host

When nothing could be more absurd;

Then Samedi returning; as the ‘laughing ghost’…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.7 ‘Yes Your Majesty’

A new 007 takes to the stage in the form of George Lazenby – this would be his only first and only Bond film – the 7th in the franchise.

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Yes, Your Majesty

A new Bond stands centre stage

He is anything but Lazy

Following Flemings every page

The Swiss scenery might leave you hazy

It’s Blofeld, now the Telly (aka Kojak)

The goal; global food poverty

No fear; Bond has a Columbo Mac

Just one last question is the key

Bond meets and saves the fallen lady

He survives his usual scrapes

Her father worries about his baby

Bond agrees to be her date

Draco is a link to finding ESB

Bond is in love taking his breath

12 women seem as happy as can be

Bond learns; they are the ‘angels of death’

A proposal of marriage follows

Amidst the ever impending doom

Something genuine; never hollow

You can feel ending coming soon

A snowy backdrop is left behind

Bond and wife escape and are free

The last twist of the knife,  Bond did find

It’s time for perdition for the lovely Tracy…