ERIC AND PHYLLIS R.I.P.
More sad news has reached The Unmutual Website in the last week, with the announcements of the deaths of two crew members who helped shape the last 3 episodes of the series.
Eric Boyd-Perkins (left) was an editor of high regard, who worked on many films, such as 'The Bridge Over The River Kwai' and after 'The Prisoner' edited cult classics such as the movies 'The Wicker Man' and 'Hawk the Slayer', and who joined the series for the last few episodes, including the finale of 'Fall Out' after fellow editors Noreen Ackland and Dick Best struggled with its completion.
He spoke highly of his time on the series, and was interviewed for Network's 40th anniversary 'Prisoner' DVD set as part of their feature'length documentary 'Don't Knock Yourself Out'.
Phyllis Townsend was Continuity lady, also on the last three episodes, of 'The Prisoner', and her career list (see her IMDB page HERE) speaks for itself, with work on countless TV series, such as 'The Sweeney', 'Van Der Valk', 'Minder', and many more, particularly in commercial television, and was also a highly trusted person in the role in the film industry also, working within both the James Bond and Indiana Jones franchaises.
The Unmutual Website would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family and friends of both Eric and Phyllis. May both Rest in Peace.
With thanks to Jon Older, Geoff Dodd, and Al Samujh for this news item. Photo (c) Network Distributing, from their 'Don't Knock Yourself Out' documentary, available from http://www.networkonair.com.