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The Prisoner is 50

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:09 am
by CTV

Re: The Prisoner is 50

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:50 am
by sideband
Good Grief! Is it really that long? I remember the first episode being shown so I would have been 13......The good old 11U would have been in regular use then so I would have watched them all in B/W. Never understood all of them and many are still open to interpretation. I remember the re-runs a few years later when we had colour and enjoyed them all again.

Still fascinating to watch. Never get tired of any of the episodes.

Re: The Prisoner is 50

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:53 pm
by Pye_Man
Saw some of the episodes the first time around on the family Philips 405 B&W - it was a bit late for my bedtime IIRC. My mother thought the stories were potty but it was that James Bond/Man from UNCLE era where we lapped up all this stuff though the message went way over my head at that time. When the re-run came around I was away at college and sans TV.

I must get a DVD set. (No spoilers please - or signal an alert!)

Watching the opening sequences (on YouTube) the relatively empty of cars London streets amaze me.

Re: The Prisoner is 50

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:06 pm
by Terrykc
Pye_Man wrote:Watching the opening sequences (on YouTube) the relatively empty of cars London streets amaze me.
Probably shot on a Sunday, as many London sequences in a variety of programmes were.

In the days before Sunday trading, many parts of central London were (virtually) devoid of traffic and it wouldn't cause much inconvenience to close a few streets off.

I remember seeing an episode of, I think, The Sweeney, which had a car chase through the City, past the Baqnk of England and a cleared building site which, I realised, was the site of the 'new' Stock Exchange Tower where I had recently started working!