Title:  The Prisoner

Year: 1967-1968

Genre:  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi |

Seasons: 1 |

Runtime:  50 min

Creator: Patrick McGoohan

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick


After he resigns, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing; he only tries to escape.


The Prisoner is fascinating, the lead Patrick McGoohan will continue to write and direct it and even executive produce, and it was an incredible run that I truly enjoyed. As an audience-pleaser and a true fan of that show, there will no doubt be some problems but a lot of them will go away as far along as “too much”. A British prison in England is the scene of an extraordinary crime. The series is an iconic TV show of the late 1960s. It is a British Science-Fiction Mystery TV show created by Patrick McGoohan, who also starred in it as Number Six. It was on British TV from 1967 to 1968. It ran for only thirteen episodes and was cancelled shortly after airing due to its mixed reviews.

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This show has become a cult classic and has been rerun all over the world, which makes it an ideal topic for discussion among fans of TV shows from different generations and backgrounds. Number Six struggles to find out the reasons for his imprisonment while constantly trying to escape from the village with no luck. McGoohan, who played Number 6 had created an iconic character with his performance. He has no idea why he’s been imprisoned, but he doesn’t want to escape due to a strange belief that if he does, then they will punish him even more. It had many interesting elements. This TV show went down in history as one of the most controversial British shows in history. It’s been described as an “intense psychological thriller” but some say that it’s just an old show about some guy running around forests.

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The attribute Patrick provides, in his own peculiar way, shows a stern face. The editing is sharp enough to call it as entertaining and innovative and interesting as it can be. It has that 1960s TV glow with few blurred backgrounds, semi-modern techniques and vocabulary that both confuses and entails. For a series that has only a nameless character, it has a classic aura over it, despite its technical and minimal flaws in storytelling. There are some turn points in the series and even if it’s slow-paced, it’s darn fun.




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