‘The Prisoner’ turns 50!

Perhaps the greatest television series of all-time (sorry, it’s not Downton Abbey) turned 50! late last month. The Prisoner is made up of 17 hours of  pure television greatness running on ITV in the UK from 29 September 1967 through 1 February 1968. Patrick McGoohan, who co-created, co-wrote, co-directed, co-executive produced and starred in the series as Number […]

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Ridley Scott rumored to direct big screen treatment of ‘The Prisoner’!

The Prisoner, the most mentally-brilliant television series on Planet Earth, could be headed for a feature film version of the 1960s British TV classic. According to Deadline Hollywood, Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus, Blade Runner, The Martian) is ‘in negotiations’ to direct the forthcoming big screen adaptation. Scott is set to begin work on Alien: Covenant in the not-too-distant future […]

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Festival No. 6 – A fest like no other in a place like no other

In the UK and looking for something to do in a couple of weeks? Gotcha covered. The Prisoner, the series about a spy who resigns his top secret government position only to wake up in a mysterious village from which there is no escape, has intrigued viewers the world over and has managed to turn […]

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Jools Holland visits the 'Village' of Portmeirion

One of the greatest series ever to grace the small screen was The Prisoner. For those that have yet to discover the late 60’s British psychological drama, the series followed a British former secret agent (Patrick McGoohan) who finds himself the resident of a mysterious coastal village resort where his captors try to find out […]

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The Prisoner – Lost of the 60's?

In television, series finales are a completely different ballgame from season finales, for one simple reason. The individual who originally envisioned the series, the writer, knows going into the finale, that what the viewer will ultimately see, will be a program that ties up all loose ends and all questions will be answered. Uh, right. […]

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The Prisoner – I am NOT a number!

With yet another unsettling American re-make looming on the horizon this Sunday on, as they say, another network, I thought it only fitting to pay tribute to one of the all-time classic series from the 60’s, or for that matter, anytime — THE PRISONER. Created by and starring Patrick McGoohan as No. 6, the series […]

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