Licence to swill: Bond's love of martinis may prove fatal

007 needs medical help for his chronic alcohol problem, researchers warn

Licence to kill? More like licence to swill, according to researchers who say their study of James Bond movies reveals 007 has a "severe" drinking problem.

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Viewings of 24 Bond movies between 1962 and 2015 show the secret agent has not only been a heavy drinker for more than six decades, but also engages in some very dangerous activity while inebriated.

The study shows Bond has a mean 4.5 drinking events per movie, consuming a diverse range of drinks but with a preference for cocktails, including his signature shaken-not stirred