The Prisoner Handbook

Overview

Ever since it was originally shown in the late 1960s, the series The Prisoner has puzzled and intrigued millions of viewers. Only 17 episodes were originally made, and each is riddled with mystery and poses unanswerable questions. The series captured the imagination as few programs have done before or since, and became a true television phenomenon. Here its unique appeal and history are examined in a fully updated edition with a new chapter boasting insider information. Featuring interviews with Patrick McGoohan,...

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Overview

Ever since it was originally shown in the late 1960s, the series The Prisoner has puzzled and intrigued millions of viewers. Only 17 episodes were originally made, and each is riddled with mystery and poses unanswerable questions. The series captured the imagination as few programs have done before or since, and became a true television phenomenon. Here its unique appeal and history are examined in a fully updated edition with a new chapter boasting insider information. Featuring interviews with Patrick McGoohan, Kenneth Griffith, Alexis Kanner, and Anton Rogers, this essential resource reveals all-new information about the series, the characters portrayed, the cast themselves, and what it was really like during production.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230530287
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Paul Davies writes for the Guardian. He is the author of Alex Cox: Film Anarchist and A–Z Cult Films and Filmmakers, and the coauthor of Brat Pack: Confidential. Alex Cox is a noted film director.

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