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Remake is a bit of an Overstatement

6/10
Author: Moor-Larkin from United Kingdom
6 January 2006

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I recall watching this the first time around. Jools Holland was evidently a fan of The Prisoner and was having a marvellous time dressing in his Village blazer and gigging about Portmeirion. I think the original hilarity stemmed from the fact that he had 'resigned' from the hugely popular Youth TV programme 'The Tube' which also showcased the ultimately-tragic Paula Yates. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie added their (then) double-act to the fray and the strange Gobbledygook man was spoonerising about the place, presumably because he was contemporaneous to The Prisoner.

Patrick McGoohan kept popping up in grainy Out-takes with Fry being pithy about him all the time. There was a mildly amusing part where a clever bit of editing put a supposedly old and bearded Number Six behind some bushes, steadfastly refusing to leave the Village despite Fry assuring him he was no longer a prisoner.

Generally an affectionate tribute rather than a Remake.

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