One of the most famous locations to have appeared in "The Prisoner" made a rare TV appearance in the UK on Sunday 3rd July as part of BBC1's "Picture of Britain" series. Beachy Head lighthouse appears in two "Prisoner" episodes, "Many Happy Returns" and "The Girl Who Was Death".
The series, presented by David Dimbleby, is a tour of locations around Britain which have inspired famous works by artists or poets. Footage of the lighthouse, located off the coast of Sussex, was shown alongside the 1939 painting "Beachy Head" by artist Eric Ravilious.
With thanks to Leslie Glen for this news item. Photo: Dave Healey
News Announced 5/7/2005, Archived 25/9/2005