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Tony Smith

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number 6 now a free man
« 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!

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #2 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

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #3 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!

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #4 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...

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #5 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

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #6 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
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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #8 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?

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 02:38:25 AM »
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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #10 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"?

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #12 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.....

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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #13 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!

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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.



 
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Re: number 6 now a free man
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2009, 07:12:20 PM »
Disappointed there wasn't an "always" option. ;)
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