Friday Feature: "Casino Royale" Audio Drama

This Friday, I’m covering an audio drama of Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale”, produced by my good friends “Moore” and “Stooge” from Mi6 Forums.

Episodes:

All episodes produced/written by Moore and Stooge.
All episodes directed/mixed by Moore.
Casino Royale was produced between March 31, 2005- July 25, 2008

Production: An Overview
“Casino Royale” was first announced to the MI6 Forums viewing public on March 31, 2005. After becoming interested in old time radio and, recently learning that “Casino Royale” was to be the next Bond film, I decided to put two and two together. Long before Daniel Craig was announced or the tone of the film was known, I feared, at the time, that Fleming’s last work to be produced for the official series would also be torn apart and ruined and therefore I set out to produce a straight adaptation of Fleming’s work.

Although 2005 was the official announcement, the attempt to get this off the ground was a struggle. It was not until late 2006 that recording actually got underway, so in a sense the actually recording period was a year and a half, but from conception to completion, “Royale” took an astonishing three years for a fan media project to see the light of day.

The Story
Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome; chillingly ruthless and very deadly.

Casino Royale finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called simply ‘Le Chiffre’, who has lost 50 million Francs of his nation’s money on a private venture, and unless he can recoup his losses, a SMERSH assassin lies in wait. James Bond 007 is sent to beat Le Chiffre at the casino and ensure Le Chiffre’s death comes at the hands of his own people.

The Cast
James Bond– Timm Gillick (Episodes 1-6, Epilouge)
Vesper Lynd– Lexy Vanier (Episodes 1-3, 5-6)
Le Chiffre– Stefan Van Jaarsveld (Episodes 2, 3)
Le Chiffre – Jamie Mackenzie Smith (Episode 4)
René Mathis– Dan Powell (Episodes 1-2, 5-6)
Felix Leiter– JobeGDG (Episode 3)
M– Lawrence Simpson (Episode 1)
SMERSH Assassin– Steve Anderson (Episode 4)
Basil– Bivinz (Episodes 3-4)
Doctor– Benjamin Lind (Episode 5)
Nurse– Fiona Conn (Episode 5)
Croupier– Russell Gold (Episodes 2-3)
Gambling Man– Jimmy Gerdin (Episode 2)
Hussier– Clym Angus (Episodes 2-3)
Barman– Gotham (Episode 2)
Waiter– Sparf (Episode 1)
Waiter 2– Steven Mane (Episode 2)
Waiter 3– Amanda S. (Episode 2)

Music:

Title Song: “A Reason To Die” Composed by Glyn Hughes

Episode 1
Cues Composed by Glyn Hughes

Episode 2
Disconcerned’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Trip Aces’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘I’m the Money’- David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Creeping to Ship’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 3
‘Bond Loses It All’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Dinner Jackets’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Impending Boom’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Bond Wins It All’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Aston Montenegro’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Measured Paces’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Feral Chase’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 4
Faceoff’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘CR Torture’ – Rich Douglas

Episode 5
‘A Little Faith’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Dreamlike’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Mourning Song’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 6
‘With The Sea’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Ghost Processional Treatment’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Heartbreaking’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Loss’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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