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Title: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Tony Smith on January 14, 2009, 09:44:02 PM
 :( just found out Patrick  Mcgoohan died, The prisoner was my all time favorite tv programme , RIP number 6 be seeing you!

tony
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on January 14, 2009, 09:57:04 PM
And mine.

Spookily enough, I've just been watching them again for the first time in yonks....a great show that stands the test of time.

Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Davey on January 14, 2009, 10:52:17 PM
:( just found out Patrick  Mcgoohan died, The prisoner was my all time favorite tv programme , RIP number 6 be seeing you!

tony
  thanks for the info, i love that show too.great actor,great cinematography,let's celebrate his work...-

peace p.s. hey this "quote" thing isn't so difficult :D i just experimented with the preview option and got it the

first try ;D
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Jules on January 15, 2009, 01:15:52 AM
The prisoner was my all time favorite tv programme.

Ditto.

Sad to see the prisoner escape, but grateful it was quick. Like Nick I watched the whole series again just recently. Marvellous, bordering on the hysterical stuff. Particularly enjoyed Derren Nesbit's cameo performance as a real-life Alan Tracey!

Watch out for the bubbles now.

Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Dave Bardsley on January 15, 2009, 03:12:51 PM
I can only join in.  The word iconic was designed for series like The Prisoner.  And don't forget his contrbutions to Braveheart and Ice Station Zebra.

My favourite:  Hammer or Anvil, where he did for Leo McKearn before his Rumpole days.

Incidently, back in 1970 I was invited never to return to Portmerion again after an argument about having to pay to visit the Hotel grounds.  Should have worn me blazer...
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Rob W on January 15, 2009, 11:20:41 PM
I can only join in.  The word iconic was designed for series like The Prisoner.  And don't forget his contrbutions to Braveheart and Ice Station Zebra.

My favourite:  Hammer or Anvil, where he did for Leo McKearn before his Rumpole days.

Incidently, back in 1970 I was invited never to return to Portmerion again after an argument about having to pay to visit the Hotel grounds.  Should have worn me blazer...

The Bard,

I thought you were going to post something along the lines of ' there's only one number six - Colin Harvey'

I'll take my coat to the pub now...cheerio
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Allan Heron on January 16, 2009, 02:15:13 AM
Incidently, back in 1970 I was invited never to return to Portmerion again
Aah......the irony  :D
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Andrew P on January 17, 2009, 12:57:48 AM
For some reason I never got to watch The Prisoner first time around. Absolutely no idea why that happened; maybe it was on at the wrong time or something. However if we're talking films then it has to be Hell Drivers (1957) with the aforementioned Mr McG in a truly menacing lead role, plus a very young pre-Man From Uncle David McCallum and a pre-James Bond Sean Connery.
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 17, 2009, 01:17:14 AM
I've never got around to seeing The Prisoner. Given that any celeb death is bound to bring on a round of deluxe DVD sets, has it worn well or would someone too young to see it at the time (admittedly I do have a taste for such things as I have heard it described) wonder what all the fuss was about all these years on?
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on January 17, 2009, 02:38:25 AM
...has it worn well....?

Yep.
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 17, 2009, 05:35:22 AM
...has it worn well....?

Yep.

Promise? The last bit of vintage cult telly I tried was "The Family" fly-on-the-wall doc that turned out to reveal an appalling gobshite fat bird that would simply shout louder than her kids or husband and thus be considered a "matriarach"?
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 17, 2009, 06:41:26 PM
For some reason I never got to watch The Prisoner....

Me neither. I think I was probably in bed asleep.

However if we're talking films then it has to be Hell Drivers (1957)...

Ah yes. Nearly all the driving scenes were under-cranked to give the impression that 10 ton lorries doing 40 mph seemed like Le Mans.
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: John Bannon on January 17, 2009, 09:20:57 PM

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Promise? The last bit of vintage cult telly I tried was "The Family" fly-on-the-wall doc that turned out to reveal an appalling gobshite fat bird that would simply shout louder than her kids or husband and thus be considered a "matriarach"?
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The reason most of us on this site listen to music these days, don't miss a single programme on the TV, absolute crap mostly. Except for the odd comedy show or natural history programme, there's nothing else.
So begs the question. Why do we have to pay for a TV Licence.....I'm seriously thinking of not paying anymore.....
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on January 18, 2009, 12:34:54 PM
Promise?

Yep.

If 'The Prisoner' was a Man song, it would be 'Many Are Called'.


Particularly enjoyed Derren Nesbit's cameo performance as a real-life Alan Tracey!

Ho! Arf! (said Evelyn, this time)


Watch out for the bubbles now.

Ahh, that'll be Rover....


Snap Poll - Do I come out with complete cr*p (a) often, or (b) regularly?

Rob, I shall be lending you the entire series when I see you. You don't have to watch it, although if you do...you will be hooked within the first 5 mins of the first episode. So there.



 
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Jules on January 18, 2009, 07:12:20 PM
Disappointed there wasn't an "always" option. ;)
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on January 19, 2009, 04:06:25 PM
Disappointed there wasn't an "always" option. ;)

Ahh, there's always an 'always' option, Mr Jules! Sometimes.
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on January 20, 2009, 11:45:56 AM
Rob, I shall be lending you the entire series when I see you. 

Rob - Now that the CD is finally out and wotnot, have got some time to muck about...so one evening this week?
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 24, 2009, 12:55:54 AM
Rob, I shall be lending you the entire series when I see you. 

Rob - Now that the CD is finally out and wotnot, have got some time to muck about...so one evening this week?

Oh dear! This week is over. Next week? I'll email you my details over the weekend.
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Davey on March 10, 2009, 01:15:30 PM
peace y'all i was on a plane(lufthansa from/to munich)and they had a tv show reminiscent of "the prisoner"

called 'the persuaders" with roger moore and tony curtis.the cinematography was pretty nice.has anybody

heard of this show?do you like it?etc....if nobody knows the answer to these questions please don't tell me.

to paraphrase the  shaggy man from the land of oz "i couldn't bear to hear it"-davey 
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on March 10, 2009, 02:55:02 PM
....a tv show reminiscent of "the prisoner" called 'the persuaders" with roger moore and tony curtis. has anybody heard of this show?

Ahh yes Davey - The Persuaders! And let's hear the theme tune.....

For a while in the 60s the UK produced a string of Glamour/Action/Location shows which could also be Camp/Serious/Tongue In Cheek all at once. Gripping when you watch it as a kid, but with enough content and daftness to be entertaining now.

I would place The Persuaders well below The Prisoner/Avengers/The Saint/Randall & Hopkirk - but it still had its moments.

The worst of that bunch? Has to be The Protectors.....
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: merc on March 10, 2009, 04:10:24 PM
The Protectors? Don't remember that one. As naff as The Champions? though it did have the fragrant Alexandra Bastedo to look at. Later, around 1977 there was The Professionals of course, another bunch of complete bastedos best forgotten.
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on March 10, 2009, 04:58:11 PM
The Protectors? Don't remember that one. As naff as The Champions? though it did have the fragrant Alexandra Bastedo to look at. Later, around 1977 there was The Professionals of course, another bunch of complete bastedos best forgotten.

Far, far worse than The Champions, Merc. And for all the wrong reasons.

AB was to be Marty Hopkirk's wife in Randall & Hopkirk before being seconded to The Champions - in fact she appears in one episode of R&H.

As you say, the next wave of British Action TV was The Professionals, Sweeney etc, but that magical wackiness element had gone. Suppose that's what happens when you start using Brentford for your location shots, notice the number of times the same tower blocks from The Haverfield Estate crop up....mind you, I did live about 5 minutes away at the time...cor blimey guvnor it's nice little tickle but a perishing liberty, I'll be bound etc etc. And even the lure of Stan Bowles, who we used to enjoy watching stumbling from pub to bookies and back, couldn't get me to take an interest in QPR.

Mmmm, threadliness. How's the pups, Molly?

 

Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: eyemac on March 10, 2009, 05:26:52 PM
The Protectors? Don't remember that one. As naff as The Champions? though it did have the fragrant Alexandra Bastedo to look at. Later, around 1977 there was The Professionals of course, another bunch of complete bastedos best forgotten.

You forgot to mention the Ultimate of naffness for that era "Department S "  surely the worst by far...
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Rob W on March 10, 2009, 06:05:22 PM
I brought the single 'Is Vic There' by Dept S

And I could dance to it.................
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on March 10, 2009, 06:05:37 PM
You forgot to mention the Ultimate of naffness for that era "Department S "  surely the worst by far...

Greetings, eyemac....hah! presumably I will need to wear those coloured lenses to see you in 3D!

Yes, let's not forget Department S even though I clearly did. Indeedy Doody!

And good luck with getting the quote thing to work, it's caught all of us out!
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: Nick Nation on March 10, 2009, 06:08:42 PM
I brought the single 'Is Vic There' by Dept S

Good lad!

And just in case you all missed the build up to that one, I refer you to Act 2 of The True Story of Man (1797)....
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: merc on March 10, 2009, 06:28:52 PM
Department S!!....Peter Wyngarde as 'Jason King' the moustachiod cravatted lascivious lothario. No woman was safe in his presence. So we thought.... ;)
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: eyemac on March 10, 2009, 07:28:42 PM

Department S!!....Peter Wyngarde as 'Jason King' the moustachiod cravatted lascivious lothario. No woman was safe in his presence. So we thought.... ;)
Scary guy eh?
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: eyemac on March 10, 2009, 07:30:05 PM
And good luck with getting the quote thing to work, it's caught all of us out!
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Have I sussed it  ???
Title: Re: number 6 now a free man
Post by: eyemac on March 10, 2009, 07:33:47 PM
presumably I will need to wear those coloured lenses to see you in 3D!
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You might...lol...