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Patrick McGoohan

The Prisoner

 Liberating the Last Prisoner  

Silver Streak


From the Editor 15: Prisoners

NOW WE ARE SIXfrom HABITAT, JANUARY 2010[[wysiwyg_imageupload:122:]]I woke up in what seemed to be my bedroom.But it was strangely different.“Where am I?” I asked the shadowy figures standing before me.“In a co-op.”“What do you want?”“A 50 percent maintenance increase.”“You won’t get it.”“By hook or by crook we will.”“Whose side are you on?”“That would be telling.”“Who are you?”“The new board of directors.”“What happened to the old board?”“You are Apartment Six.”

McGoohan and Me

Patrick McGoohan, with TS, 1984 

Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan has been a particular obsession of mine. Between 1977 and 2001, I wrote a number of articles on the TV program The Prisoner and its star Patrick McGoohan  (I would subsequently write about the man and his work in both of my books).

TV Spies

Spies on the tube: air-conditioned supermen The Avengers face a menacing aerobics class. By TOM SOTER from COLUMBIA DAILY SPECTATOR May 18,1977

Another Look at The Prisoner

from MD, November 1988  '"What do you want?" "Information. " "You won't get it." "By hook or by crook, we will." "Who are you?" "The new Number Two." "Who is Number One?" "You are Number Six." "I am not a number! I am a free man!" (Sinister laughter)

The Prisoner

  from STARLOG, October 1988  

Patrick McGoohan Q & A

In 1988, the magazine Top Secret asked me if it could publish an edited transcript of my 1984 interview with Patrick McGoohan for its premiere issue. I agreed, and here's what it looked like: McGoohan, In His Own Words

The Prisoner Reviewed

Vol. 1 – Vol. 8 A & E Home Video from SCARLET STREET, 2001 Fans of THE X-FILES will find that paranoid series’ spiritual stepfather in THE PRISONER, Patrick McGoohan’s 1967 fantasy series about a secret agent who, upon resigning his job, is kidnapped and taken to a seaside resort town called The Village. The happy Villagers, dressed in colorful garb, are known only by numbers; the ex-spy’s is Number Six.