As exclusively revealed on the Priz.Biz website, the voice of Patrick McGoohan is to be heard on Radio Four THIS SATURDAY 17th July, 2004 at 10.30am.
Each edition of the station's weekly documentary series "Britain In A Box", hosted by Paul Jackson, focuses on groundbreaking television programmes and their ability to reflect and influence the society they serve. On Saturday 17th July, 2004, at 10.30am (until 11.00am) the spotlight falls on The Prisoner. Contributors include production manager Bernard Williams, stuntman Frank Maher, and "voice" of the Village Fenella Fielding.
The coup for the programme is that it will feature a 2004 message from Patrick McGoohan, who as we know, rarely speaks of The Prisoner publicly. This is the first time the star of the series has been heard on the radio in regard to the show for many years.
The half hour programme will also include knowledgeable devotees of the series such as Robert Fairclough (author of "The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series") and Roger Goodman of the highly regarded online Prisoner merchandise store, Priz.Biz.
Rob told us: "I've been acting as consultant, supplying them with contact details for the major players involved. They intend to talk to as many people as possible".
IN A BOX: "A Still Tongue Makes for a Quiet Life?" is sure to have
every fan of the series tuning in. As with many of Radio Four's programmes,it
will also be available to listen to in Real Player for the week after the broadcast.
Check out the listings here:
Visit www.priz.biz for more info!
UPDATE: As we discovered upon broadcast, Patrick McGoohan had no involvement in "Britain in a Box". Disappointingly, the "message" turned out to be a "no comment", conveyed via the host of the programme. However, some interview material was used that Roger Goodman had conducted with McGoohan in 1979. (The full 48 minute CD is available from www.priz.biz). The rest of the Radio 4 documentary was excellent, with contributions from many people involved with The Prisoner. In all, it was an intelligent and informative half hour that didn't stoop to the usual clichés.
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE NEWS ARCHIVE
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE MAIN UNMUTUAL HOME PAGE