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Sheila Allen ... (archive footage)
Annette Andre ... (archive footage)

George Baker ... (archive footage)
David Bauer ... (archive footage)
Christopher Benjamin ... (archive footage)
Angela Browne ... (archive footage)
Patrick Cargill ... (archive footage)

John Castle ... (archive footage)
Georgina Cookson ... (archive footage)
George Coulouris ... (archive footage)

Guy Doleman ... (archive footage)
Clifford Evans ... (archive footage)
Valerie French ... (archive footage)
Colin Gordon ... (archive footage)
Nadia Gray ... (archive footage)
Kenneth Griffith ... (archive footage)
Rachel Herbert ... (archive footage)
Peter Howell ... (archive footage)
Alexis Kanner ... (archive footage)
Katherine Kath ... (archive footage)
Justine Lord ... (archive footage)
Al Mancini ... (archive footage)
George Markstein ... (archive footage)

Zena Marshall ... (archive footage)
Virginia Maskell ... (archive footage)
Betty McDowall ... (archive footage)

Patrick McGoohan ... Number 6 / John Drake (archive footage)

Leo McKern ... (archive footage)
Mary Morris ... (archive footage)
Angelo Muscat ... The Butler (archive footage)

Derren Nesbitt ... (archive footage)
Eric Portman ... (archive footage)
John Sharp ... (archive footage) (as John Sharpe)
Peter Swanwick ... (archive footage)

Peter Wyngarde ... (archive footage)


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Spin off from "The Prisoner" (1967)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
If you don't know....Make it up!, 20 March 2008
Author: Moor-Larkin from United Kingdom

The famous opening dialogue for 'The Prisoner' demands information. This video purports to give it, but it is riddled with conjectural nonsense. Some of the 'facts' it claims to reveal are, so far as I can determine, fabrications. I first bought it in the early 1990's and I wasn't especially impressed. Much of it seemed trite. I never watched it again, although it still sits on a shelf.

More recently I have realised that in 1991 Patrick McGoohan himself made clear in an interview that most of the so-called 'facts' the video quoted were not in fact true. He particularly picked out the so-called 'McGoohan-7' episodes, which are claimed on this film. He denied point-blank naming them, and explicitly denied that the episodes quoted on this film would be his choice.

Why it is that the world-wide fan clubs purporting to be fans of this programme have never ensured his views were publicised more is beyond me. But they didn't and the misinformation this film has publicised seems now to have become an accepted 'truth'. The magazine in which this refutation was published, was called 'The Box'.

Another myth that is promulgated is that 'Living in Harmony' was suppressed by CBS for 'anti-Vietnam' ideas. This is utter twaddle. The episode was dropped for scheduling reasons on the first run, but the choice of this episode to drop, was entirely arbitrary and of no consequence. The episode was broadcast in re-runs of the series as early as 1970 in the USA, to my certain knowledge, possibly earlier, depending upon local networks.

Watch it and enjoy the intrigue, but believe very little.

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