Director: John Glen
Cast: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Jeroen Krabbe, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies, Robert Brown, Caroline Bliss, William Gotell, Desmond Llewelyn
Film matched beverage: The Lady Cello
Synopsis: Finally, a Bond film that relies on SMERSH, even if indirectly. Despite being the prominent villain organisation in the early Fleming novels, never once has it been mentioned prior to now in the film franchise. The advent of Dalton also brought a harder edged Bond, a more visceral take on the character much closer to Fleming’s source material. Why is it some of the best Bonds do the fewest films???