Over in the 'Classic/Retro TV Pop Culture' thread, we had a brief discussion about actors who could have replaced Sean Connery after 'Diamonds Are Forever', and as I said, I came across a book in my local library called 'Nobody Does It Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond', and one of the chapters goes into great length about who producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman wanted for the role. Their leading candidate was Michael Billington, who recently played Paul Foster on Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's first live-action series 'U.F.O.' He read for the role and screen tested three times before the producers settled on Roger Moore. What do you think? Would he have been as successful as Moore or would the series died after a couple more movies? I think he would have played the role closer to Connery, rather than the light touch Moore brought to the role.