Cult TV

Cult TV: The Prisoner

"The Prisoner", starring Patrick McGoohan, is generally thought to be one of the most brilliant TV series of the sixties, in form as well as in content. Numerous "Prisoner"-fans still congregate at the original location in Penrhyndeudraeth (North Wales) to commemorate the bizarre spy series. Produced in 1966 by ITC-Entertainment, the episodes show a Kafkaesque world of constant supervision and control, the inmates of which are being chased by big coloured balls. McGoohan was inspired by his preceding leading role in the internationally successful TV series "Danger Man". Originally, "The Prisoner" was supposed to be a 7-part-mini-series, then McGoohan was asked to expand it into a full 26-episode series. In the end, 17 episodes were made, which are also available as video edition in Great Britain.