GREATEST MAN ON DVD
Network DVD have over the years built up a reputation for releasing rare and incredibly high quality TV and Films, which otherwise would not have been released (including of course many Patrick McGoohan appearances).
February 2013 is no exception with the exciting news that "The Greatest Man in the World", an episode of ITV's "Armchair Theatre" from 1958 starring McGoohan in the lead role, is now available to order.
Not screened since transmission other than at The Unmutual Website's PM2005 event, the appearance is one of McGoohan's best and he won a TV Guild Award for his performance. In it the rather youthful 30-year old McGoohan played Jackie ‘Pal’ Smurch in a play written by James Thurber and directed by William Kotcheff. It was transmitted live on the 9th of September 1958.
Thanks to Simon Wass, here are some images of Patrick during the making of this classic TV play from a 1959 ATV annual: