Doctor No

Adaptations

Daily Express serialisation (1958) The first adaptation of Dr. No was the serialisation in the Daily Express newspaper on a daily basis from 17 March 1958[41] to 1 April 1958.[25]

Comic strip (1960) The story serialisation was followed by a further Daily Express adaptation, this time as a daily comic strip. The strip ran from 23 May to 1 October 1960 and was written by Peter O'Donnell and illustrated by John McLusky.[42] The Dr. No comic strip was reprinted in 2005 by Titan Books as part of the Dr. No anthology that also includes Diamonds Are Forever and From Russia, with Love.[43]

Stag serialisation (1962) In 1962 Stag magazine serialised the story, renaming it as "Nude Girl Of Nightmare Key".[44]

Dr. No (1962) In 1962 Dr. No was the first James Bond novel to be adapted by Eon Productions for the cinema. It introduced Sean Connery as the first actor to portray James Bond on the big screen with Joseph Wiseman portraying Dr. No and Ursula Andress as Honeychile Rider.[45] Although the story follows the same general storyline, there are some changes: the film shows Dr. No to be an operative of SPECTRE and his island fortress is nuclear-powered; No is killed not by the mountain of guano, but by drowning in reactor coolant.[46]

Radio adaptation (2008) On 24 May 2008 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a radio adaptation of Dr. No. Actor Toby Stephens, who played Die Another Day Bond villain Gustav Graves, played James Bond, while Dr. No was played by David Suchet.[47]


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