James Bond was originally called Barry Clams

AN EARLY draft of Ian Fleming’s Dr No has revealed James Bond’s original name was Barry Clams.

Fleming believed the surname ‘Clams’ was both ‘quintessentially English and suggestive of someone who was really good at keeping a secret’.

The author wrote in his diary: “I like Barry as a name for my spy. And his middle name will be Toby.

“He will know how to bleed a radiator and he will never lose a game of dominoes.”

Fleming added: “I think Barry’s favourite drink should be Tizer. Or perhaps Vimto.”

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BBC told students there were cheap Jagerbombs in North Korea

THE BBC lured a group of students to North Korea with the promise of a 3-for-1 deal on Jagerbombs.

The corporation handed out free plane tickets in envelopes with ‘NK Foam Party – Go Mental!!!’ written on them.

A BBC source said: “The plan was that loads of students in tigerprint onesies and tutus would run amok.

“When they realised there was no nightclub they’d find some cheap local hooch and distract the authorities by rutting in the streets, creating the perfect diversion for Panorama to film some secret missile bases.”