The evil SPECTRE organisation hijack two nuclear warheads, forving Bond out of retirement in a battle to save the world from terrorism.
Good to see you, Mr. Bond. Now that youre on this I hope were going to have some gratuitous sex and violence, enthuses Q as 007 manifests himself once more in the guise of Sean Connery.
Despatched to a health farm to get himself in shape for the mission ahead (and to get a toupee fitted by the looks of things), Big Tam does at least handle the whole charade, a retread of Thunderball, with a pleasing sense of irony as he reacquaints himself with old adversary Blofeld (Von Sydow) and thwarts SPECTREs plans for the underwater hijacking of some nuclear weapons and thus oh yes global domination.
Connery was perhaps wise to call it quits the first time round.