Skyfall and Sky Movies 007 give James Bond his own channel

Secret agent James Bond gets his own TV channel as Sky Movies 007 celebrates 50 years of Bond ahead of the release of Skyfall.

Fresh from his starring role in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony , secret agent James Bond is getting his own TV channel. The latest espionage thriller Skyfall is heralded in by every Bond film being screened on new channel Sky Movies 007 in October. Live and Let Sky!

Or should that be The Sky Who Loved Me? Or maybe For Your Sky Only... Anyway, it's the 50th anniversary of the release of first Bond film Dr No on 6 October, so the new 007 channel will show the films of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.

In a display of technology that would make Q jealous, you'll be able to watch Bond on your computer or laptop, or on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone while chasing wrong'uns in exotic locales. That's thanks to  Sky Go if you have a Sky satellite subscription, or new online service Now TV if you don't.

Blond Bond Daniel Craig dons his dinner jacket for a third time in Skyfall, directed by American Beauty helmer Sam Mendes and also starring Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem in a fright wig. The sky falls in cinemas on 26 October here in the UK and will appear on Sky Movies in 2013. Gadget fans can look forward to a new Q dishing out deadly technology to Britain's favourite secret agent, include a handprint-protected Walther PPK. Check out the full trailer below:

The Bond channel will show every major Bond film: the full series produced by EON, from Dr No to Skyfall, plus the two unofficial Bond movies Never Say Never Again -- a 1983 remake of Thunderball -- and Casino Royale -- the 1967 version with David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen. 

Previously the Bond films have appeared on ITV, meaning they've been hacked up with annoying adverts and frequently spliced with poorly-timed news updates. If you don't have Sky, you can check out the full EON series advert-free with the Bond box set including all the films up to Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

What's the best Bond gadget? What was your first Bond film, and which Bond film are you most looking forward to catching again? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

 

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