Skyfall is about to drop into our public consciousness, and if you think James Bond operates alone, this behind-the-scenes featurette proves very much otherwise.

Director Sam Mendes has remained resolutely tight-lipped about the plot, but we know that Daniel Craig as James Bond must work alone to vanquish the ghosts from M's past and save MI6, that there are two beautiful Bond girls - Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe - and that the villain, played by Javier Bardem, has seriously dodgy hair.

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James Bond's fight sequence underwater involves an enormous amount of people and effort, documented here

And now, courtesy of this featurette, we know there is an underwater fight - and we can also see how it's done, with this behind-the-scenes from Pinewood Studios, where much of the action was shot earlier this year.

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Daniel Craig confers with Skyfall director Sam Mendes

Skyfall is in UK cinemas on 26 October and in the US a couple of weeks later. Stills below...

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