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Well, it all began with a lady in a bikini

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It's not often I can recall my movements of five days ago, let alone five decades, but I do know that 50 years ago this week, I was standing in a long queue on a miserable wet night in my home town of Reading. The reason for this odd behaviour was the opening of the very first Bond film, Dr No, which was showing at the less than glamorous Reading Odeon. 

It's a bit scary to think it was all those years ago. Nobody knew then, but it was the launch of the most successful film character of all time.

It is hard to explain the impact of that first Bond film, suffice to say it was different than anything else.

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