James Bond pop-up channel returns

9GEM has been screening plenty of James Bond films and now Foxtel is returning its Bond pop-up channel from 6am this Thursday April 9 on Foxtel Movies HITS (just in time to remember Honor Blackman perhaps).

There are 26 films with the famed 007 character, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore who each featured in seven films, George Lazenby, David Niven, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and more recently Daniel Craig.

The collection will be available from this Thursday April 9 through to Sunday April 19.

Foxtel last hosted a Bond pop-up channel in 2017.

Dr. No (1962)
The first film in the series, James Bond (Sean Connery) battles the mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. Space Programme.

From Russia with Love (1963)
James Bond (Sean Connery) delivers another blistering, thrill-a- minute caper as he attempts to thwart SPECTRE from seizing a decoder that can access Russian state secrets. Also stars Daniela Bianci and Robert Shaw.

Goldfinger (1964)
James Bond’s third screen adventure features Sean Connery battling a cunning international gold smuggler intent on using an atomic bomb to contaminate Fort Knox and increase the value of his own gold.

Thunderball (1965)
Agent 007 is back and travels to Nassau to track down SPECTRE Agent No. 2, Emilio Largo, who has hijacked two atomic bombs and is threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust.

Casino Royale (1967)
In this spoof of the classic Ian Fleming character, David Niven plays Sir James Bond, a spy from the old school called back to service by the death of “M” and the collapse of civilization.

You Only Live Twice (1967)
Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to Japan to team up with their Secret Service to help stop SPECTRE’s Blofeld from starting a third world war by setting America and Russia against each by kidnapping their space crafts.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Agent 007 (George Lazenby) and the adventurous Tracy Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) join forces in the Swiss Alps to battle the evil SPECTRE organization planning to hold the United Nations to ransom under threat of biological warfare.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
A fortune in stolen diamonds thrusts James Bond (Sean Connery) into action in this thrilling adventure. Agent 007 teams up with the beautiful Tiffany Case (Jill St John) to prevent his nemesis Blofeld (Charles Gray) from using the diamonds in a deadly laser satellite.

Live and Let Die (1973)
Roger Moore’s debut as James Bond takes him in pursuit of a voodoo-worshipping underworld drug czar who leads him from Harlem to New Orleans to the exotic Caribbean. Also stars Jane Seymour and Yaphet Kotto.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
In an effort to retrieve a device that could relieve the world energy crisis, Roger Moore 007 is lured into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a million-dollar killer Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Also stars Britt Ekland.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Roger Moore as agent 007 teams up with a beautiful Soviet agent (Barbara Bach) to battle Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) in order to save the world from total annihilation and a 315-pound villain, “Jaws” (Richard Kiel).

Moonraker (1979)
James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent into orbit to protect Britain and the world from villain, Drax (Michael Lonsdale). The adventure takes him from Venice to Rio de Janeiro and to outer space. Also stars Lois Chiles as Dr. Holly Goodhead.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Agent 007 (Roger Moore) in a plot that finds him infiltrating the Greek underworld to find a stolen device capable of controlling a fleet of nuclear submarines. Also starring Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock

Octopussy (1983)
Roger Moore as James Bond is lured to the Indian palace of Octopussy (Maud Adams) where he learns of a plot by power crazed Russian General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) to detonate a nuclear bomb on a US military base in Berlin. Also stars Louis Jourdan.

Never Say Never Again (1983)
One of two movies not produced by EON Productions, Sean Connery played the role of Bond for the seventh and last time in the role that made him famous in Thunderball. A SPECTRE Agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated. Also stars Kim Basinger.

A View to a Kill (1985)
Roger Moore is 007 in this adventure that pits Bond against a twisted German industrialist Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and his partner-in-crime, May Day (Grace Jones).

The Living Daylights (1987)
This thrilling, lightning-paced adventure has the indestructible James Bond (Timothy Dalton), armed with his razor-sharp instincts and license to kill, battling arms merchants and chasing the gorgeous Kara Milovy (Maryam d’Abo).

Licence to Kill (1989)
When his good friend Felix Leiter is beaten and left for dead, James Bond (Timothy Dalton) sets out on a mission, against his organization’s wishes, to track down the drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) who tortured his friend. Also stars Carey Lowell and Benicio Del Toro.

GoldenEye (1995)
An MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) must pursue his former ally to Monte Carlo, Russia and Cuba. Also stars Judi Dench as M, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco and Famke Janssen

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) has to stop media mogul Elliot Carver’s (Jonathan Pryce) plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)
James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) returns, charged to protect a gorgeous billionaire heiress from the ruthless hands of a nuclear-obsessed terrorist, Renard (Robert Carlyle).

Die Another Day (2002)
From a dark cell in a North Korean prison to the beautiful beaches of Cuba to a frozen palace in Iceland, 007 (Pierce Brosnan) circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. With Judi Dench as M and Halle Berry as Jinx.

Casino Royale (2006)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) at the start of his career having just earned 00 status and his license to kill, sets out on his first mission , to defeat Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a private banker to terrorists, in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro. Also stars Judi Dench as M and Eva Green as Vesper Lynd.

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Betrayed by the woman he loved, 007 (Daniel Craig) fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel villain, Dominic Greene’s (Mathieu Amalric) sinister plan and stop his organization.

Skyfall (2012)
Bond’s (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter the cost. Also stars Javier Bardem and Judi Dench.

Spectre (2015)
After receiving a cryptic message from his past, James Bond (Daniel Craig) sets out to uncover the terrible truth behind a sinister organisation called SPECTRE. Also stars Christoph Waltz and Naomie Harris returns as Moneypenny.


  1. That could well be … but it is rather timely given that most of us now have so much unexpected time on our hands at home, and James Bond movies would likely be a welcome distraction for a couple of hours. In fact, for the last 6 weeks on Saturday nights, I’ve been watching JB movies on DVD (upscaled to 2K).

  2. “just in time to remember Honor Blackman perhaps”
    Possibly. More likely Foxtel is playing Bond movies for the same reason GEM did – To tie in with the release of No Time to Die, originally scheduled for 9 April but has been delayed due to COVIR-19.

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