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Piers Morgan’s Life Stories - Friday, September 14 - ITV1, 9pm

September 15 marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen, so 007 fans worldwide will be raising shaken vodka Martinis in their tuxedos and reflecting on half a century of gorgeous girls, gadgets and outrageous adventures.

One man who knows the part better than most is Roger Moore, the much-imitated actor who played the part between 1973 and 1985.

So who better to open a new series of this series than the man himself?

A month before his 85th birthday, the veteran star of projects including The Persuaders and The Cannonball Run will be chatting to Piers Morgan about his rise to fame. Given the eponymous host’s track record, you know it’s going to be more than just a cosy chinwag. In the past, William Roache threatened to walk off if Piers continued with his personal line of questioning, so it’ll be intriguing to see if Morgan pushes Moore too far here.

Look Out For: Roger recalling the highs and lows of his acting career and personal life. He also lifts the lid on his four marriages, and recounts the story of his humble upbringing in south London.