I didn’t think it was bat sh*t so much as bird sh*t. I’m not sure how well that will work on radio, either. Nor the giant squid which went missing from the film. However I would imagine that it will be more faithful to the book than the film was.
Apparently, EON agreed to just one production and wanted approval on the casting of the lead (but no problems with Mr Stephens). That’s a shame, because I could have got into a series, especially if they’re done as period pieces.
As to the choice of Dr No I’ve no idea. Which book would you have chosen? I think, if forced to chose just one for radio production, I’d have liked OHMSS.