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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)).

GENERAL SERIES ARTICLES:

THE A-Z OF PRISONER ALLEGORY
An indispensable series of articles, by Peter Dunn.

THE DOOR IN THE WALL
Howard Foy looks at Drugs and The Prisoner.

THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM
Gadfly examines why the series lives on.

TELEVISION ON TELEVISION
Tony Woodrow looks at the series in a wider context.

THEY'VE GIVEN YOU A NUMBER AND TAKEN AWAY YOUR NAME
Mark Holwager and Valarie Ziegler look at Gnostic Themes in The Prisoner.

TAROT AND THE PRISONER
E Alan Meece makes a comparison.

THE PRISONER VS THE PANOPTICON
Stephen Gallagher ties together The Prisoner, Foucault, and panopticism.

PARAPOLITICS OF THE PRISONER
Kenn Thomas looks at some political issues.

LEO'S TRIO
Vaughan Brunt looks at McKern's three episodes.

BETRAYAL OF TRUST
Jane Rowe looks at betrayal and paranoia in the series.

THE REGRETTABLE BULLET
The Cold War's effect on The Prisoner, by Peter Dunn.

A CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE
Richard Rix casts his mind back to 1968.

20 THINGS YOU NEVER SEE
Rick Davy casts an amusing eye over the series.

I AM A NUMBER
Erica Kendrick looks at Number Six's numbers obsession.

42 REASONS WHY I LOVE THE PRISONER
Jennie Fiddes lists her a few of her favourite things.

IF THE 17 EPISODES WERE.....
Puns a plenty in these alternative episode title lists.

PROGRESS?
Adrian Hudson asks if Society has moved on from the series' warnings.

THE PRISONER - FOR A NEW GENERATION
The series is just as relevent in 2005, argues Jennie Fiddes.

PRISONER
Kenn Thomas looks at secret agents.

ROVER EXPOSED
Steve Dix presents a light-hearted Rover Instruction Manual

LOST FICTIONAL EPISODES
Andrew Hunt presents some satirical wiped episodes.

BE 3-D-ING YOU
Leslie Glen looks at technological possibilities.

FALLING OUT OVER SHATTERED VISAGE
A 2010 look at the comic remake.

THE BIG SEVEN
Leslie Glen looks at what may have been originally intended.

WHAT IF?
Jude Marian discusses the possiblities.

CHESS, BOXING, ACTING, AND THE PRISONER
Jimmy Driver looks at some sporting connections

IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE **NEW** 1/3/14
R ick Davy looks at the hitory of "Prisoner" remakes.

EPISODE SPECIFIC ARTICLES:

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
New Prisoner fan Steve Yarde gives his "first impressions" of some episodes in a series of articles.

A, B, AND C:

THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL
Peter Dunn recalls the butchering of a classic.

FREE FOR ALL:

A PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST
Gareth Thomas examines the episode.

PROS AND CONS
In-depth analysis by Rosemary Camilleri.

DANCE OF THE DEAD:

DEAD TO THE WORLD
Gareth Thomas looks at the episode in a new light.

FOOL'S PARADISE
The Roland Walter Dutton conundrum, by Erica Kendrick.

DEAD RECKONING
Rosemary Camilleri's in-depth analysis.

A CHANGE OF MIND:

A CHANGE OF MIND AND R.D. LAING
Tony Woodrow takes a psychological look at the episode.

IT'S YOUR FUNERAL:

KILLING THE KING
Howard Foy examines the uniqueness of a much-maligned episode.

IT'S YOUR FUNERAL? **NEW** 14/3/14
An episode post-mortem by Vaughan Brunt.

LIVING IN HARMONY:

A LIFE IN HARMONY?
Jill Mills on her love for the Prisoner western.

HARMONY REVISITED
Brian Watson re-watches the episode after a long gap.

THE GIRL WHO WAS DEATH:

SEX AND VIOLENCE
Tony Woodrow looks at The Girl Who Was Death and the Marquis De Sade.

FALL OUT:

DESPERATE HOURS
Jane Rowe on her dislike of the series' conclusion.

PORTMEIRION ARTICLES

MEETING SIR CLOUGH
Vaughan Brunt recalls the first Prisoner convention in 1977.

PATRICK McGOOHAN ARTICLES

THE McGOOHAN PHILOSOPHY
Roger Ffoulkes on what makes McGoohan a media prophet.

MEASURE OF THE MAN
Mark O'Brien takes a look at McGoohan and The Prisoner.

TOTAL IMMERSION
An extensive and unique look at McGoohan's Directorial Debut, "Catch My Soul".

NO YESTERDAY AND NO TOMORROW
A look back at the series "Rafferty" by Tom Mayer.

RAFFERTY EPISODE GUIDE
Part Two of Tom Mayer's research.

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 our 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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