TOMORROW NEVER DIES
SEVEN, Wednesday, 8.30pm, M ( 1997)
Girls? Check. Gadgets? Check. Villains? Check. Exotic locales? Check. Stunts? Check. Q and M? Check. With dashing Pierce Brosnan ( pictured), butt- kicking Michelle Yeoh, delicious Teri Hatcher, a futuristic BMW, nefarious Jonathan Pryce, the Orient, Judi Dench and the late Desmond Llewelyn, how could Bond fail? Routine – that’s how. The spectacular injection of vitality given to the Bond franchise with 2006’ s Casino Royale completely overshadows Roger Spottiswoode’s all- style, no- substance direction. And as for Brosnan, Daniel Craig has put him well and truly in the shade.