From Russia With Love


Serialisation (1957)

From Russia, with Love was serialised in the Daily Express newspaper commencing on 1 April 1957;[39] it was the first Bond novel the paper had adapted in such a way.[30]

Comic strip (1960)

In 1960 Fleming's novel was also adapted as a daily comic strip in the Daily Express and was syndicated worldwide. The adaptation ran from 3 February to 21 May 1960,[40] and was written by Henry Gammidge and illustrated by John McLusky.[41] The From Russia, with Love comic strip was reprinted in 2005 by Titan Books in the Dr. No anthology, which also included Diamonds Are Forever and Casino Royale.[42]

From Russia with Love (1963)

The film From Russia with Love was released in 1963, produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and directed by Terence Young. It was the second James Bond film in the Eon Productions series and starred Sean Connery as Bond.[43] The film version contained some changes to the novel, with the leading villains switching from SMERSH to SPECTRE, a fictional terrorist organisation.[44] In the main, however, it was a faithful adaptation of the novel, Raymond Benson declaring that "Many fans consider it the best Bond film, simply because it is close to Fleming's original story".[45]

Radio adaptation (2012)

The novel was dramatized for radio by Archie Scottney, directed by Martin Jarvis and produced by Rosalind Ayres; it featured a full cast starring Toby Stephens as James Bond and was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012. It continued the series of Bond radio adaptations featuring Jarvis and Stephens following Dr. No (2008) and Goldfinger (2010).[46]

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