THE UNMUTUAL WEBITE'S PRISONER ARTICLE ARCHIVE
"Doing a little homework". Number Six, "The General".
This section of The Unmutual Website acts as a library, or archive, of the many articles regarding the series written by readers of this website over the years - we hope you find them interesting reading. Perhaps you have written an article on the series yourself, or would like to? Perhaps you have a favourite Episode and would like to share your reasons why? If so, visit our contacts page and email it to us for possible inclusion. Thanks to all those individuals who have already granted us permission to include their articles here. The Article Archive is split into 5 sections ("General Series Articles, "Episode Specific Articles", "Portmeirion Articles", "Patrick McGoohan Articles", and "The Projection Room" (The Prisoner Compared)).
A-Z OF PRISONER ALLEGORY
An indispensable series of articles, by Peter Dunn.
DOOR IN THE WALL
Howard Foy looks at Drugs and The Prisoner.
Tom Mayer extensively researches US reviews of the series from its original broadcast.
Lew Stringer looks at a famous issue of Smash! comic.
THE PRISONER COMPRESSED
David Fakrikian creates a four-hour Prisoner edit.
THE FAB FOUR AND NUMBER SIX
A look at The Beatles' connections with The Prisoner
ILLUSION OF FREEDOM
Gadfly examines why the series lives on.
Tony Woodrow looks at the series in a wider context.
GIVEN YOU A NUMBER AND TAKEN AWAY YOUR NAME
Mark Holwager and Valarie Ziegler look at Gnostic Themes in The Prisoner.
AND THE PRISONER
E Alan Meece makes a comparison.
PRISONER VS THE PANOPTICON
Stephen Gallagher ties together The Prisoner, Foucault, and panopticism.
OF THE PRISONER
Kenn Thomas looks at some political issues.
Vaughan Brunt looks at McKern's three episodes.
Jane Rowe looks at betrayal and paranoia in the series.
The Cold War's effect on The Prisoner, by Peter Dunn.
Richard Rix casts his mind back to 1968.
THINGS YOU NEVER SEE
Rick Davy casts an amusing eye over the series.
AM A NUMBER
Erica Kendrick looks at Number Six's numbers obsession.
REASONS WHY I LOVE THE PRISONER
Jennie Fiddes lists her a few of her favourite things.
THE 17 EPISODES WERE.....
Puns a plenty in these alternative episode title lists.
Adrian Hudson asks if Society has moved on from the series' warnings.
PRISONER - FOR A NEW GENERATION
The series is just as relevent in 2005, argues Jennie Fiddes.
Kenn Thomas looks at secret agents.
Steve Dix presents a light-hearted Rover Instruction Manual
Andrew Hunt presents some satirical wiped episodes.
Leslie Glen looks at technological possibilities.
OUT OVER SHATTERED VISAGE
A 2010 look at the comic remake.
Jude Marian discusses the possiblities.
BOXING, ACTING, AND THE PRISONER
Jimmy Driver looks at some sporting connections
COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE
Rick Davy looks at the history of "Prisoner" remakes.
FROM AN ORIGINAL FAN
1960s viewer Ira Heffler on the series' appeal.
and DM - AN INTEREST
Annonee Moosee on enjoying both series.
THE US TO THE ESKIMOS
An American fan has an amusing experience.
THE PRISONER DECODED IN THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
Craig Conley looks at some interesting links.
WHAT WAY OUT FOR THE FREE AGENT?
Nur Soliman takes us on a John Drake journey.
EPISODE SPECIFIC ARTICLES:
New Prisoner fan Steve Yarde gives his "first impressions" of some episodes in a series of articles.
A, B, AND C:
UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL
Peter Dunn recalls the butchering of a classic.
FREE FOR ALL:
PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST
Gareth Thomas examines the episode.
In-depth analysis by Rosemary Camilleri.
DANCE OF THE DEAD:
TO THE WORLD
Gareth Thomas looks at the episode in a new light.
The Roland Walter Dutton conundrum, by Erica Kendrick.
Rosemary Camilleri's in-depth analysis.
A CHANGE OF MIND:
CHANGE OF MIND AND R.D. LAING
Tony Woodrow takes a psychological look at the episode.
KILLING THE KING
Howard Foy examines the uniqueness of a much-maligned episode.
An episode post-mortem by Vaughan Brunt.
LIVING IN HARMONY:
LIFE IN HARMONY?
Jill Mills on her love for the Prisoner western.
Brian Watson re-watches the episode after a long gap.
THE GIRL WHO WAS DEATH:
Tony Woodrow looks at The Girl Who Was Death and the Marquis De Sade.
Rick Davy lifts the lid on one of his favourite sequences.
Jane Rowe on her dislike of the series' conclusion.
Tony Sandy's call on 'What's it all about?'
Vaughan Brunt recalls the first Prisoner convention in 1977.
VILLAGE AS UTOPIA
Craig Conley looks at Two Literary Precursors of Portmeirion
PATRICK McGOOHAN ARTICLES
Roger Ffoulkes on what makes McGoohan a media prophet.
MEASURE OF THE MAN
Mark O'Brien takes a look at McGoohan and The Prisoner.
An extensive and unique look at McGoohan's Directorial Debut, "Catch My Soul".
YESTERDAY AND NO TOMORROW
A look back at the series "Rafferty" by Tom Mayer.
Part Two of Tom Mayer's research.
Tom Mayer visits McGoohan's birthplace.
DISCOVERY AND REVIEW
Tom Mayer finds a lost TV classic.
ALSO IN THE ARCHIVE:
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A series of articles comparing various films and TV shows to "The Prisoner".
Do you see Prisoner influences in any films? Or a film's influences in the series? If so, send your article to us via the contacts page for possible inclusion.
Click HERE for a series of episode articles by Chris Gregory, author of "Decoding The Prisoner".
Click HERE for a series of articles by Ryan Corey "Ego, The subconcious and The Unmutual" written from a Village authorities perspective.
Tom Soter also has articles at the following links: http://www.tomsoter.com/?q=node/226, http://www.tomsoter.com/?q=node/669, http://www.tomsoter.com/?q=node/105, http://www.tomsoter.com/?q=node/132, http://www.tomsoter.com/?q=node/739, http://www.tomsoter.com/?q=node/499
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