Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#6 Escapes

One of my favorite TV shows of old was The Prisoner, starring Patrick MacGoohan. He passed away today in L.A.

The show itself, co-conceived by McGoohan, was a cerebral exercise...as opposed to the T.V. crap that's turned out today.

Below is the intro to each episode, which pretty much explains the premise:

7 comments:

becomingkate said...

I don't remember seeing this show, but when I was little we had only peasant vision, first in British Colombia then Alberta. What years did it run?

jadedj said...

becoming---it ran l967 - 1968. I didn't see it until reruns in the 70's. I would assume that since it was a British Production, it was also aired in Canada. It's available through Netflix, and I re-watched the whole series a few months back. I totally love this thing.

paulboylan said...

I have the entire series on DVD. Some episodes are less than memorable, but many are simply unbelievably good.

I will miss the man.

jadedj said...

Paul---despite what they say about you on the streets...you ARE a man of taste.

I will concede, reluctantly mind you, a couple of them are a bit silly.

hsack said...

Oh, but that Secret Agent theme song? It was the best. :-)

jadedj said...

hsack---It was! I posted that back on JS a few months ago. It's one of those songs that STICKS in the brain...all...day...long.

theredhead said...

I really loved that show.