Icons Unearthed: James Bond on SBS Viceland – Cast, crew and experts reveal never-before-heard stories about the most iconic film and television series. Before there were franchises, there was James Bond.

How did Bond enthral audiences for over 60 years, surviving failed partnerships, lawsuits, competition and corporate takeovers? Hold onto your martinis and get ready for the true story behind the icon.

Episode One: A Spy Is Born

James Bond began with real life spy and anxious bridegroom, Ian Fleming. But it would take a bumpy road to bring this spy story to the screen.

Icons Unearthed: James Bond on SBS Viceland and SBS on Demand – New Series Premiere – Saturday, 13 January at 8.30pm

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Icons Unearthed: James Bond on SBS Viceland