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#6 R.I.P.

Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:47 pm

R.I.P.

The Prisoner has finally escaped.

http://www.viralvideochart.com/youtube/ ... 9JewlGsYxs

Two years ago I got the full set of DVDs of The Prisoner. I have watched them all except the last one. It seems appropriate to watch the last one tonight.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:12 pm

It's very sad indeed. I've always enjoyed Patrick McGoohan. Remember him when I was a kid in Dangerman and saw The Prisoner the first time around. His Edward Longshanks was the best thing about Braveheart RIP Patrick :cry:
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:48 pm

I didn't know untill I read this thread, but have now found the article, not seen any news today.
http://entertainment.aol.co.uk/entertai ... 7456731241

I used to watch this programme.
Very appropriate to watch it now, Poohcarrot.

RIP Patrick
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:51 pm

He was an amazing actor. One of the other shows I enjoyed him in was Jamaica Inn - even though he was woefully supported in that by Jane Seymour (as his niece I think). Dangerman was great and the Prisoner of course is classic, although regrettably I was too young to see it first time around (am also a huge Leo McKern fan) - with only 3 channels available back then Parents Law was the remote zapper and I was zapped to bed by the time it came on *mutters*

I've never seen Braveheart all the way through (too silly and FAR too long) but he was definitely a shining star in that - Edward I was possibly the strongest and most principled/disciplined early Kings (which I know doesn't make him a particularly great person but of a bad bunch of Plantagenets he stands out) and it needed a tough no-nonsense actor to play him - and Patrick delivered magnificently. RIP after a great career.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:05 pm

I remember watching the last Prisoner episode when I was a kid and not understanding it.

I've just watched it again (I remembered the "Bones" song and the rocket) but still didn't understand it.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:13 pm

I think that most of us didn't understand it - but it was compulsive viewing.

I've heard that there are plans to do a remake of The Prisoner in South Africa with an American playing Number 6. :?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:36 pm

Is there no mercy in this beleaguered world! :shock:

We need a Hero! An experienced one - preferably with someone else's teeth! :twisted:
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Postby Sirandilas » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:26 pm

So Long Patrick

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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:33 pm

he is a freeman now :cry:
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:16 pm

Travel well, Patrick, and arrive safe.

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