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The Village People: File Number 4

WHO ARE THEY?

"The Village People: Nodge, Roo and Steve."

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

"Information."

HOW THE HECK DO WE GET RID OF THEM?

"Sorry."

 

For nearly fifty years now, Patrick McGoohan's classic television series THE PRISONER has entertained and perplexed millions of viewers around the world. Even today the show divides opinion as to whether it is a work of genius or a load of old rubbish. Over the decades since THE PRISONER's first appearance, many scholarly minds have tried to fathom this cult classic and failed. Now it's the turn of three idiots to try and work out what's going on.

FREE FOR ALL

Is it a genuine democratic election or just another trick? The Prisoner views it all with satirical amusement when the election for a new ‘Number Two’ is announced and the current Number Two suggests that he should stand as a candidate. What do they plan to do if the Prisoner is elected?

Cast:

Patrick McGoohan as The Prisoner

Eric Portman as Number Two

Rachel Herbert as Number 58

George Benson as the Labour Exchange Manager

Angelo Muscat as the Butler

Harold Berens as the Reporter (No. 113)

John Cazabon as the Man in the Cave (Barman)

Dene Cooper as the Photographer (No. 113B)

Kenneth Benda as the Supervisor (Observer)

Holly Doone as the Waitress

Peter Brace as 1st Mechanic

Alf Joint as 2nd Mechanic

Peter Swanwick as the Supervisor (in footage taken from "Arrival")

 

 

Special thanks to Fiona Thraille for her kind assistance in the making of this podcast.

 

Direct download: TVP_04_Free_For_All.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 7:08am EDT

The Village People Christmas Podcast

WHO ARE THEY?

"The Village People: Nodge, Roo and Steve."

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

"Information."

HOW THE HECK DO WE GET RID OF THEM?

"Sorry."

 

For nearly fifty years now, Patrick McGoohan's classic television series THE PRISONER has entertained and perplexed millions of viewers around the world. Even today the show divides opinion as to whether it is a work of genius or a load of old rubbish. Over the decades since THE PRISONER's first appearance, many scholarly minds have tried to fathom this cult classic and failed. Now it's the turn of three idiots to try and work out what's going on.

 

This time, as it's Christmas (Yayyyy!!!), The Village People Podcasters are taking a break from the usual format to bring you something a little different for the festive season. Normal service will be resumed in the New Year, but, for now...

 

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then we’ll begin.

 

 

Direct download: Christmas_2014.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 7:17am EDT

The Village People: File Number 3

WHO ARE THEY?

"The Village People: Nodge, Roo and Steve."

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

"Information."

HOW THE HECK DO WE GET RID OF THEM?

"Sorry."

 

For nearly fifty years now, Patrick McGoohan's classic television series THE PRISONER has entertained and perplexed millions of viewers around the world. Even today the show divides opinion as to whether it is a work of genius or a load of old rubbish. Over the decades since THE PRISONER's first appearance, many scholarly minds have tried to fathom this cult classic and failed. Now it's the turn of three idiots to try and work out what's going on.

A. B. and C.

Why did the Prisoner resign from his highly confidential job? The desperate efforts to extract the truth from him take a new turn when 'Number Two' decides to take the risk of subjecting him to an experimental process in which dreams can be penetrated. Under the influence of a wonder drug, his sub-conscious thoughts can be converted into electrical impulses and finally into pictures on a television screen…

Starring
PATRICK McGOOHAN as The Prisoner
Guest stars
KATHERINE KATH
as Engadine
SHEILA ALLEN
as Number 14
COLIN GORDON
as Number Two
PETER BOWLES
as 'A'
 
Cast also includes
The Butler … Angelo Muscat
Blonde Lady … Georgina Cookson
'B' … Annette Carol
Flower Girl … Lucille Soong
Maid at party … Bettine LeBeau
Thug … Terry Yorke
Thug … Peter Brayham
Henchman … Bill Cummings

Writen by ANTHONY SKENE
Script Editor GEORGE MARKSTEIN
Director PAT JACKSON
Produced by DAVID TOMBLIN
Executive producer PATRICK McGOOHAN

 

Direct download: TVP_03_ABC.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

The Village People: File Number 2

WHO ARE THEY?

"The Village People: Nodge, Roo and Steve."

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

"Information."

HOW THE HECK DO WE GET RID OF THEM?

"Sorry."

 

For nearly fifty years now, Patrick McGoohan's classic television series THE PRISONER has entertained and perplexed millions of viewers around the world. Even today the show divides opinion as to whether it is a work of genius or a load of old rubbish. Over the decades since THE PRISONER's first appearance, many scholarly minds have tried to fathom this cult classic and failed. Now it's the turn of three idiots to try and work out what's going on.

 

THE CHIMES OF BIG BEN

A helicopter brings in a new arrival. This time there is a name: Nadia – and the prisoner finds himself with a new neighbour. They meet and her story is curiously akin to his own. All she has done is to resign. Now that the Prisoner has an ally, can they effect an escape?

Starring
PATRICK McGOOHAN as The Prisoner
Guest stars
LEO McKERN
as Number Two
NADIA GREY
as Nania
FINLAY CURRIE
as General
RICHARD WATTIS
as Fotheringay
 
Cast also includes
The Butler … Angelo Muscat
Colonel J … Kevin Stoney
Number Two’s assistant … Christopher Benjamin
Karel … David Arlen
Supervisor … Peter Swanwick
No. 36 … Hilda Barry
First Judge … jack Le-White
Second Judge … John Maxim
Third Judge … Lucy Griffiths

Writen by VINCENT TILSLEY
Script Editor GEORGE MARKSTEIN
Director DON CHAFFEY
Produced by DAVID TOMBLIN
Executive producer PATRICK McGOOHAN

Direct download: TVP_02_Chimes.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

The Village People: File Number 1

WHO ARE THEY?

"The Village People: Nodge, Roo and Steve."

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

"Information."

HOW THE HECK DO WE GET RID OF THEM?

"Sorry."

 

For nearly fifty years now, Patrick McGoohan's classic television series THE PRISONER has entertained and perplexed millions of viewers around the world. Even today the show divides opinion as to whether it is a work of genius or a load of old rubbish. Over the decades since THE PRISONER's first appearance, many scholarly minds have tried tried to fathom this cult classic and failed. Now it's the turn of three idiots to try and work out what's going on (it's our first go at this podcasting lark, so please go easy on us).

 

In this podcast, The Village People podcasters take a look at the very first episode of THE PRISONER.

 

ARRIVAL

Who is he? This man who is to remain a prisoner for a long time? Who has abducted him? And why?

Vapour hisses through a keyhole. The occupant of the room passes out and then, returning to consciousness, lurches to the window for air. But it is not the familiar London view that he knows so well. His eyes stare out at a village he has never seen before: a beautiful village, architecturally puzzling and difficult to identify, with the sea in the background, mountains stretching in the other direction. It could be anywhere. Anywhere in the world…

Starring
PATRICK McGOOHAN as The Prisoner
Guest stars
VIRGINIA MASKELL
as The Woman
GUY DOLEMAN
as Number Two
PAUL EDDINGTON
as Cobb
GEORGE BAKER
as The New Number Two

Cast also includes
The Butler … Angelo Muscat
Taxi Driver … Barbara Yu Ling
Maid … Stephanie Randall
Doctor … Jack Allen
Welfare Worker … Fabia Drake
Shopkeeper … Denis Shaw
Gardener/Electrician … Oliver MacGreevy
Ex-Admiral … Frederick Piper
Waitress … Patsy Smart
Labour Exchange Manager … Christopher Benjamin
Supervisor … Peter Swanwick
Hospital Attendant … David Garfield

Writen by GEORGE MARKSTEIN and DAVID TOMBLIN
Script Editor GEORGE MARKSTEIN
Director DON CHAFFEY
Produced by DAVID TOMBLIN
Executive producer PATRICK McGOOHAN

 

Direct download: TVP_01_Arrival.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

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