Britain To Get 24-Hour James Bond Channel
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And our last word in business is: shocking - positively shocking.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Any James Bond fan knows that's a line from (Singing) "Goldfinger."
It's what Bond says after electrocuting a henchmen in a bathtub.
MONTAGNE: Britain has the Olympics, and this fall, it will have a 24-hour James Bond channel. British broadcaster BSkyB is launching the channel for the month of October to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise.
INSKEEP: The channel will be called Sky Movies 007. The first movie it shows will, of course, be "Dr. No."
(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "DR. NO")
SEAN CONNERY: (as James Bond) My name is Bond, James Bond. My instructions were implicit. I was to leave for Jamaica in two hours. License to kill.
MONTAGNE: That's Sean Connery as the very first Bond in the trailer for "Dr. No," released in 1962.
INSKEEP: The British 007 channel will show all of the original Bond films.
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