EPISODE TWENTY: IAN FLEMING, LIFE & LEGACY WITH JEREMY DUNS
Welcome to Episode twenty!
On this months episode we take a look at the life & legacy of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.
We are joined by author and journalist Jeremy Duns who has written a new short ebook called “Agent of Influence: Anthony Terry and the shaping of Cold War fact and fiction”.
“Agent of Influence” reveals that during the Cold War, while he was writing the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming was working for MI6. It's a detailed analysis of how an MI6 operative called Antony Terry, working as a correspondent at the Sunday Times, fed Fleming information for his novels - it also explores Terry's interactions with John le Carre and Frederick Forsyth, declassifying his major impact on spy fiction. The short also explores how MI6 used the British press during the Cold War, following on from Jeremy Duns, 2013 Radio 4 documentary MI6 and the Media.