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.
- James Bond ... Toby Stephens
- Tatiana Romanova ... Olga Fedori
- Nash/Red Grant ... Nathaniel Parker
- Rosa Klebb ... Eileen Atkins
- Kerim ... Tim Pigott-Smith
- Kronsteen ... Mark Gatiss
- General/Rene Mathis ... John Sessions
- 'M' ... John Standing
- Moneypenny ... Janie Dee
- 'Q' ... Julian Sands
- Ian Fleming ... Martin Jarvis
|James Bond radio dramas|
|BBC Radio 4 series|
Dr. No (2008) -- Goldfinger (2010) -- From Russia, with Love (2012) -- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (2014) -- Diamonds Are Forever (2015) -- Thunderball (2016) -- Moonraker (2018)