British Week in Tanzania continues with Sir Roger Moore tribute

Spy Who Loved Me screening
Bond girl Sarah Cooke with her secret agent colleagues at the screening of The Spy Who Loved Me. Photo: Twitter/HCSarahCooke

British Week in Tanzania continued yesterday with a special screening of an iconic James Bond movie.

The Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam was the venue as the audience enjoyed cocktails and canapés before settling down to watch 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me as a tribute to Sir Roger Moore, the third actor to play the role, who passed away recently.

The event was also a fundraiser for Sea Sense, a Non Government Organisation (NGO) that works closely with coastal communities in Tanzania to conserve and protect endangered marine species including sea turtles, dugongs, whales, dolphins and whale sharks.

The Spy Who Loved Me was the third series to star Roger Moore as James Bond 007.

Despite taking its title from Ian Fleming’s novel The Spy Who Loved Me, the film does not contain any elements of the novel’s plot. Instead, the storyline involves a reclusive megalomaniac named Karl Stromberg, who plans to destroy the world and create a new civilisation under the sea. Bond teams up with a Russian agent, Anya Amasova, to stop Stromberg.