PRISONER COMPOSER DIES
It is with deep regret that we inform readers of this website that Composer and Arranger Robert Farnon, whose music (which he composed and arranged for the Chappell music archive) appears throughout the early episodes of "The Prisoner", sadly died at a hospice near his home in Guernsey on Friday 22nd April at the age of 87. During a long and distinguished career, he won 4 Ivor Novello awards and a Grammy, and as well as pieces used in "The Prisoner" and other series', Robert composed music for over 40 films and was an accomplished jazz trumpeter. He was also the first person approached by McGoohan to compose "The Prisoner" theme tune, before settling for the Ron Grainer version.
Without the musical genius of Farnon and others, it is doubtful "The Prisoner" would have been quite as unique and atmospheric as it was, and we offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and many fans. To visit the website of the Robert Farnon Society, click HERE.
News Announced 25/4/2005, Archived 13/8/2005