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James Bond was a fictional British secret agent created on Earth in the mid-20th century. Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who had previously played another fictional secret agent in the television series The Saint, were among the actors who played the role in the film series. (AUDIO: Thin Ice)

Rory Williams was the apparent inspiration for the character, after he and the Eleventh Doctor rescued Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, during the London Blitz. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse)

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Behind the scenes Edit

References in non-DWU media Edit

  • In the novelisation Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet, Ben Jackson is viewing a James Bond film starring Roger Moore. Although the film is not mentioned by name, the book mentions a battle with kung-fu students, something which appeared in the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun.
    • In the original serial The Tenth Planet, Jackson viewed an unidentified western film. When the serial was broadcast in 1966, Moore had not yet been cast as Bond; he had, however, made two appearances by the time the novelisation was published in 1976.

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Significant connections Edit

  • As long-running British franchises, both James Bond and Doctor Who share many similarities. Both protagonists have been portrayed, on-screen and in audio, by several actors, and both first appeared on screen in the 1960s.
  • Timothy Dalton, who played Rassilon in TV: The End of Time, portrayed Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill.
  • Michael Jayston played the character in a radio adaptation of You Only Live Twice in 1971, and was at one point considered for the role on film. He would later play the Valeyard in TV: The Trial of a Time Lord.

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