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Monday, December 12, 2005

Music a gogo : The Prisoner

The Prisoner was a controversial 1967 UK television series, starring Patrick McGoohan, created by McGoohan and George Markstein. The leading character, Number 6, is a former secret agent of the British government. He is held prisoner in a small, isolated yet stylish resort town, The Village, in order to garner "by hook or by crook" his personal reasons for resigning the service. Throughout the series, Number 6 cunningly resists his captor's efforts to break his will, and meanwhile investigates the identity of Number 1 and executes various plans for escape. McGoohan also wrote and directed several episodes, often under a pseudonym. With its 1960s counterculture message and themes, the programme has had a far-reaching effect upon science-fiction-fantasy-genre television, and popular culture in general. In 2002, the series won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award.The dramatic soundtrack music was composed by Ron Granier.

Main title theme

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7 Comments:

  • At 12:14 PM, Anonymous b said…

    The Prisoner was a fantastic show. I was a Teenage-McGoohan!!!

     
  • At 1:16 PM, Blogger Davecat said…

    I agree! 'The Prisoner' is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. Rover still freaks me out to this day..

     
  • At 1:34 PM, Blogger Bruno said…

    blubblub-blub-blub-blub-blub! :)

     
  • At 2:24 PM, Blogger Davecat said…

    No.6: 'I AM NOT A NUMBER, I AM A FREE MAN!'
    That crazy-sounding No.2 from that one episode: 'BAAA HAAAA HAAAA HAAAA HAAAAAHH!!'

     
  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger Bruno said…

    ;)

     
  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger PeePaw said…

    I'm afraid the show doesn't quite hold up, decades later, but what a good show anyway. I recall being gripped by this series when I saw it on late-night PBS channels in the USA, 1980s, as an undergraduate. Good counterculture stuff, if campy and hokey. P. McGoohan had starred in a prior BBC series, "The Secret Agent" (I think), which ended with his resignation. So "The Prisoner" is one of the first successful spinoff series.

     
  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi pee.paw,yes The Prisoner could be considered as the follow-up to Secret Agent aka Danger man.I just love this stuff where it's one guy against overwhelming odds,like Invasion of the bodysnatchers,who can be trusted??

     

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