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The Laughing Prisoner (1987)

A funny remake of "The Prisoner" - with a 1980's twist to it 'The Laughing Prisoner' is a remake (or homage) of (to) the Kafkaesque 1960's television show 'The Prisoner' with Patrick ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Terence Alexander ... Head of Channel 4
Chris Difford Chris Difford ... Himself
Stephen Fry ... No. 2
Jools Holland Jools Holland ... No. 7
Hugh Laurie ... Assistant
Magnum ... Themselves
Patrick McGoohan ... No. 6 (archive footage)
John Peel John Peel
Rowland Rivron Rowland Rivron ... Percussionist
Siouxsie and the Banshees ... Themselves
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... No. 3
XTC ... Themselves
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Storyline

A funny remake of "The Prisoner" - with a 1980's twist to it 'The Laughing Prisoner' is a remake (or homage) of (to) the Kafkaesque 1960's television show 'The Prisoner' with Patrick McGoohan in the lead role. This time it is a successful television presenter (Jools Holland) who decides to quit at the height of his stardom. He is abducted from his apartment and brought to the village, where number 2 (a young Stephen Fry) is questioning him. The whole show has a cosy 1980's feel to it, with several bands from that period performing their music. Written by Adrian Healey

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1987 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tyne Tees Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Connections

Edited from The Tube (1982) See more »

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Casserole
(uncredited)
performed by Datblygu
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