You Only Live Twice (1967, dir. Lewis Gilbert)

Bond investigates stolen spacecraft so he can avert a nuclear war. Fifth in the franchise and the cracks are starting to show. Connery is jaded, and the Roald Dahl script is awkwardly dated at best. Impressive production design and a couple of neat directorial moments lift some of the tiredness.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977, dir. Lewis Gilbert)

James Bond teams up with a Soviet agent to track missing submarines. Swaggering, confident series entry which effectively (and not for the last time) remakes You Only Live Twice. Roger Moore on fine twinkly form.