The historian begin his four-parter banging the drum for Britain as the Pied Piper of post-war popular culture
He had written in the novel how Bond relished 'the sexual challenge all beautiful lesbians have for men'
According to leaked emails, Samsung offered $5 million for Bond to be seen with one of their phones in the film
It beat previous record holder Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by over £17 million
When actors such as Daniel Craig face endless inane questions to promote films, the result is often anger and sarcasm. Is it time to junk the junket?
'Teamwork is central to SIS’ ability to deliver intelligence, and heroes working alone rarely achieve much'
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests at the star-studded premiere
Plus: James Bond is not a sensitive subject
He also said there was an issue with villains being from undisclosed nations
Spectre ups the automotive ante with a prototype Jaguar - Oscar Quine takes it for a spin
'I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age'
The private trials of Bond’s geeky sidekick
Five-star reviews of the new release have raised expectations it could match the box office success of Skyfall
This is as good as Bond gets, but it struggles in its later stages as it tries to have things both ways
Daniel Craig alienates filmgoers by moaning about his glamorous role
Jackman has been offered the role before but turned it down because it 'didn't think it was the right time'