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From Russia with Love was a radio drama adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1963 novel that first aired on July 21, 2012 on the BBC's main spoken-word channel, Radio 4. It was the fifth James Bond radio play produced by the station and starred Toby Stephens as the titular character for the third time.


"It’s 1955 and the Russians plan an act of terrorism. Choice of target? James Bond. To be ‘killed with ignominy': a major sex scandal will leave his reputation, and that of MI6, in tatters. Colonel Rosa Klebb of the KGB devises a plan to lure Bond into their trap, using beautiful Corporal Tatiana Romanova as bait – plus a Spektor, the latest Russian decoding device. MI6 learns that Tatiana wants to defect and ‘M’ orders Bond to Istanbul. When Tatiana makes contact she seems to be in love with him – but is she? Either way, he soon falls for her and they leave Istanbul together, accompanied by larger-than-life Darko Kerim, Head of British Intelligence in Turkey. The climax of the drama includes a surprising confrontation between Bond and the murderous Rosa Klebb."
― Official BBC promotional blurb.

In 2012 the novel From Russia, With Love was dramatised 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 at 2:30pm on Saturday 21st July 2012. It continued the series of Bond radio adaptations featuring Jarvis and Stephens following Dr. No in 2008 and Goldfinger in 2010.[1]


Toby Stephens with director Martin Jarvis and actress Olga Fedori.


  1. Saturday Drama: From Russia with Love. BBC. Archived from the original on 19 April 2016. Retrieved on 15 July 2012.
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