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Author Topic: The Prisoner - 50 Years Old Today  (Read 1887 times)

Offline cosworth151

The Prisoner - 50 Years Old Today
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:59:31 PM »
Fifty years ago today, 29 September 1967, The Prisoner debuted on British TV. It came to The States the following June.

It was a mixture of Ian Fleming, George Orwell and Franz Kafka. It was something completely new. It's ambiguous final episode was the forerunner of many modern series, most recently the reboot of Twin Peaks. It was also very, very cool.

A man resigns from an obviously secret government job. (We all assumed it was John Drake, Patrick McGoohan's role in his previous series Danger Man (Secret Agent over here). He is gassed in his flat & wakes up in The Village.

Here's the opening of the first episode.

Wizzo - How often have you played this music while driving you 7?   ;)





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Offline Jericoke

Re: The Prisoner - 50 Years Old Today
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »

Offline Wizzo

Re: The Prisoner - 50 Years Old Today
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 07:49:55 PM »
That's what got me interested in the car in the first place, and yes you can drive straight under car park barriers. Free parking forever!  :yahoo:

The car is actually 60 years old this year.




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