Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

The early life of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, is explored, including his work with British naval intelligence.

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Episode 4 Season 1, Episode 4 Feb 19, 2014 $2.99

The war is nearly over, but Fleming is convinced the Nazis are hiding nuclear plans. Finally, he is granted permission to go to Germany to attempt to retrieve the plans. Back in London, celebrations are underway, but the arrival of peace also means wartime relationships will have to be reassessed. Will Fleming and Ann finally find a way to be together?

Episode 3 Season 1, Episode 3 Feb 12, 2014 $2.99

While training at Camp X, the Americans ask Fleming to write a blueprint for a Central Intelligence Agency. On his return to London, Fleming persuades Godfrey to form the 30 Assault Unit - a group of the toughest soldiers prepared to play dirty, with Fleming serving as commanding officer. Meanwhile, Fleming continues his relationship with Ann, but refuses to consider taking it to the next level.

Episode 2 Season 1, Episode 2 Feb 5, 2014 $2.99

A mischievous Ann invites Fleming to Esmond's birthday party, and although Fleming has brought Muriel as his date, sexual chemistry sizzles between them. Meanwhile, France is looking like it's about to crumble against Nazi forces. Office bound and desperate to be a man of action, Fleming urgently tries to persuade Godfrey to send him to France to oversee the destruction of some secret files.

Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1 Jan 29, 2014 $2.99

In London, 1938, Ian Fleming is a dissolute playboy, eclipsed by his dead war hero father and successful brother. Fleming's domineering mother secures him a job assisting Naval Intelligence's Admiral John Godfrey. There, Fleming's valuable findings make it apparent that an imaginative approach could be just what the war effort requires.

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  • Premiered: January 29, 2014
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: The early life of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, is explored, including his work with British naval intelligence. (more)

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