"The name's Bond. James Bond."
For: Queen and country
Against SPECTRE or SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Revenge & Extortion.
Infernal plan: Crack assassin Red Grant (Robert Shaw) is despatched by SPECTRE No3 Rosa Klebb to take out 007 and avenge the death of Dr No.
Skills Crack shot, a first in Oriental languages at Cambridge, eye for the ladies, taste for fine wine and a rather ruthless streak.
Mission accomplished? The series began strongly but tapered off with a hankering for safari suits and invisible Aston Martins only to enjoy a twilight rejuvenation.