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THE PRISONER: Episode by Episode
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THE PRISONER: Episode by Episode

    This extended blog is intended as a companion to my book Be Seeing You: Decoding The Prisoner, which was originally published in 1997. It is also written in anticipation of the new TV remake of the series, and in tribute to The Prisoner’s primary creator Patrick McGoohan, who died recently. While the book...

THE PRISONER: Patrick McGoohan 1928-2009
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THE PRISONER: Patrick McGoohan 1928-2009

The recent death of the creator of The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan was given surprisingly little publicity. One of those items towards the end of the news where the newsreader adopts an appropriately nostalgic, slightly reverential tone. Some fairly muted obituaries in the newspapers, with the standard shots of McGoohan in his iconic striped blazer as...

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MOVIE: Children of Men: Contemporary Distopia

I saw a film today, oh boy…. It’s only once every few years that you walk out of a film and you are so gobsmacked that you can hardly speak. It happened to me a couple of days ago on my first viewing of Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, adapted from the novel by P.D....