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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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Credited cast:
Terence Alexander ... Head of Channel 4
Chris Difford ... Himself
... No. 2
Jools Holland ... No. 7
... Assistant
Magnum ... Themselves
... No. 6 (archive footage)
John Peel
Rowland Rivron ... Percussionist
... Themselves
Stanley Unwin ... No. 3
... Themselves
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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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I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free
(as "I Knew")
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Written by Billy Taylor and Richard Carroll Lamb (aka Dick Dallas)
Performed by Jools Holland
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