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The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns

The Prisoner is at this point fast becoming a series that is enormously enjoyable to watch, as long as you switch off your brain before you start each episode. This one is nothing more than an extended escape and recapture, … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: The General

Oh look, it’s Colin Gordon again, and he’s “the new Number Two”. Hold on a second. There’s really no way to rationalise this that works, apart from the episode order being screwed up. In his previous appearance, the Colin Gordon … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: The Schizoid Man

The start of this episode finds Number Six looking a lot more settled in the village and he seems to have a real friend for the first time. How much time is passing between episodes remains a puzzle. However, it … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Free For All

This seemed like an episode that was trying to say something. It gave us a sham election with a show of propaganda and newspaper reporting, and eventually both candidates basically saying the same thing, offering rewards in exchange for information. … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: A. B. and C.

It’s early days but things seem to be settling down into a formula. Each week we have a new Number Two, who tries a new scheme to get Number Six to answer questions. This episode the question is slightly different, … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben

I presume at this point there’s going to be a different Number Two every episode, and it’s not just a chronic case of actors getting ill or something. Seeing a British television series from the 1960s is such a delight … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Arrival

I have never seen The Prisoner. As a fan of 60s television I realise that makes me somewhat unusual. It’s a popular, cult series with a strong following. So when I was in the mood for watching something from the … Continue reading

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