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Be Seeing You: Decoding The Prisoner

 

 

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BE SEEING YOU: DECODING
THE PRISONER

OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
An outline of the contents and the approaches the book takes.

THE PRISONER - A TV CLASSIC
An article which takes up and expands on some of the themes of the book, examining notions of 'TV aesthetics' in particular. If you've ever watched a single episode of The Prisoner you should read this!

THE PRISONER AND NEW BRITAIN
Much of the 'fan worship' The Prisoner inspires seems to emanate from people who reside in Anorakland. To such people any politicisation of the debate over the series is anathema. Dressing up in cute costumes and re-enacting scenes from the series may be great fun, but such activities only obscure what the series was really about...

Those of us with eyes and ears can see that 'The Prisoner' is a prophecy of the kind of society we live in today, with its ever more subtle forms of social control.

This article is meant to be deliberately provocative, and is hopefully addressed not only to the 'inner circle' of Prisoner fans who seem content to see the series as merely nostalgic fun but to those of us who recognise it as a political/moral/spiritual satire which surpasses even Orwell's 1984 or Huxley's Brave New World as a warning to us all!

 

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