Diamonds are Forever,
17 MINS

Minute 022: That Peter Franks Fellow

March 16, 2018
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Guest: Anders Frejdh of
“From Sweden With Love”

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Tiffany Case is advising James Bond as “Peter Franks.”

“Come up with something original,” she says.

Later, Bond is peeling a translucent film off his thumb with tweezers, while on the phone to Q.

“I’ve got to hand it to you, Q,” says Bond, “quite ingenious.”

“Oh, an obvious little notion,” says Q from his workshop. In the background, technicians are loading what appear to be missiles into the engine compartment of the famous Aston-Martin. “Thought it might come in handy,” Q continues. “Oh, by the way – – M’s been trying to get in touch with you. That Peter Franks fellow’s escaped. Killed one of the guards on the way up to London.” Bond looks alarmed.

“Hello?” says Q.

Bond has disappeared from his hotel room.

“Hello?” repeats Q. “Are you there?” He hangs up in disgust.

Back at Tiffany’s townhouse, the escaped, real Peter Franks exits a taxi. He pays the driver and makes his way up the stairs to the entrance.  Against a nearby wall is a couple kissing in the shadows. The “couple” turns out to be Bond by himself, using his arms to pretend he’s embracing someone.

“Yes?” says Tiffany over the intercom.

“Peter Franks,” says the real Peter Franks.

“Third floor,” says Tiffany.

Bond quickly races up the steps.  “Goeden Haben,” says Bond to Franks, pulling out a key.  The door buzzes.

“Good evening,” replies Franks, as Bond opens the door.

“Bitte?” says Bond.

 

IN THIS MINUTE:

Jill St. John as Tiffany. Case
Sean Connery as James Bond
Desmond Llewellyn as Q
Joe Robinson as Peter Franks

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