Thursday, 28 February 2013


Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
1x04 (21/2/13 edition)

1x03 Casino Royale
The first ever screen appearance of James Bond -- sorry, 'Card Sense' Jimmy Bond, an American secret agent. For all the drawbacks -- it's a 48-minute '50s-TV adaptation of the novel, so is Americanised and sanitised -- it's actually not that bad. And Peter Lorre is a perfect choice for Le Chiffre.
Sadly, though a complete version now exists, MGM insist on only putting out the initially-found truncated version which is missing the final few minutes/seconds. Shame.

The Last Leg
2x05 (22/2/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

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