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The Prisoner: Shattered Visage

The Prisoner ends with Fallout which is such a major piece of television history that it almost defies description.  But not content to end there, I read the graphic novel Shattered Visage, which takes place 20 odd years later and … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Fall Out

What an extraordinary episode, and I approach writing about it with some trepidation, knowing that it is going to be impossible to do it justice. Perhaps it is necessary to first deal with what this episode is not. It is … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Once Upon a Time

What an exceptional piece of television. I wasn’t around in the 1960s but I have since watched a lot of the television of the era, and it seems to have been an extraordinarily inventive time. It was also a time … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: The Girl Who Was Death

I think I have a new favourite episode of The Prisoner. I can’t pretend this is anything other than a 50 minute James Bond film, but it is just so much fun. It’s far from being an episode that has … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Living in Harmony

Come back Nigel Stock, all is forgiven. I’ll take anything over a Western. It has actually been quite sad to see the decline of this series, which started so brilliantly, reached it’s peak with Hammer into Anvil, and has since … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Nobody’s Fool

We are going to take a little sidestep today on our Prisoner viewing marathon to take a look at the recently discovered episode of The Prisoner, previously assumed to be missing forever: Nobody’s Fool. I’ll be doing the writing duties … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

The start of this episode shows a great deal of promise, with a pre-credits sequence for the first time and a code hidden somewhere in a set of photographs. Unfortunately we are quickly into our silly sci-fi idea of the … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: A Change of Mind

This one is another dud, at least by the high standards we have come to expect from The Prisoner, and it doesn’t have the benefit of a memorable Number Two to pull it out of the fire like last week. … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: It’s Your Funeral

Last week Number Six turned the tables on Number Two by playing some mind games of his own. That theme continues this week, with the concept of “jamming” (not in the Bob Marley sense of the word), whereby an oppressed … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Hammer into Anvil

“Why did you slash your wrists, Number 73?” What an opening line! Immediately it is evident that this is going to be a very different kind of episode of The Prisoner, with Number Two showing a suicidal woman evidence of … Continue reading

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