The Tally-Ho

Additional references to the famous television show
The Prisoner developed a large cult following, and numerous songs, shows, books, and videos pay homage to the series. Many authors and artists were inspired by the strange but individualistic offerings of this 1960s show. The Simpsons , for instance, developed an entire episode spoofing the show, and even Patrick McGoohan lent his voice to it! Many references can be also found within the Prisoner FAQ (link below); however, the FAQ has not been updated since the mid 1990s. The U.S. Home Page presents two noteworthy follow-ups that occurred upon airing of the 1960s show. Marvel Comics bought the rights to do a comic book re-creation of the series, with the first issue being an adaptation of “Arrival”. This project occurred in the late 1970s (launched by then-editor-in-chief Marv Wolfman, who soon quit and moved over to DC Comics), and framed two attempts of this issue, both largely incomplete. The first was penciled by the famous Gil Kane of Spiderman fame, and the second attempt was from Jack Kirby, famous for developing the Fantastic Four and Thor . These works are presently available through Titan Comics. The Jack Kirby version is underscored by heavy amounts of third-person narration, whereas the Kane version reflects a first-person portrayal of No.6’s sudden abduction. DC Comics then produced a short miniseries of the Prisoner in 1988, written by Dave Motter. Another serious undertaking was the brief six-part AMC cable miniseries that aired in 2009, starring Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel and Hayley Atwell (another link to Marvel!) The titles of each episode, in order, were “Arrival”, “Harmony”, “Anvil”, “Darling”, “Schzoid”, and “Checkmate”. There were no significant production team members from the original series working on this project. This modern remake departed significantly from the original series; it involved an escape- proof Village but lacked a similar plot. This received mixed reviews, which can be interpreted as highly negative this day and age.

External Links

The Prisoner FAQ Volume I (Volume II never released) Biography of Patrick McGoohan Hotel Portmeirion's web page. The (obviously) official page of the Village. Arvin Casas' Village home page for The Prisoner The Village in LEGO sound and image archive. This site mostly has sound clips from the original series. (sound and image archive) Le Rodeur Fan Club in France. Originated by Frederic Salles The Six of One US Home Page. This club was endorsed by Patrick McGoohan. The Six of One Home Page. This is the link for the Six of One main site in the UK. Il Prigioniero. An Italian site on The Prisoner The Prisoner - Nummer 6. A German site regarding The Prisoner Be Seeing You. Another French site for The Prisoner The Unmutual : news source for The Prisoner. This features news and articles written by UK fans. The Prisoner at website Pop Apostle The Prisoner Episodes Studies The Prisoner at the Sci-Fi Freak Site. More episode studies Kipp Teague's Prisoner home page. Exclusive images, shameless advertisements, etc.


The Prisoner television series remains the copyright of © ITV Studios. Some material on The Prisoner U.S. Home Page comes from the following sources: The Prisoner. Exec. Prod. Patrick McGoohan. With Patrick McGoohan and Angelo Muscat. Incorporated Television Company Ltd., 1967. The Prisoner. A&E DVD Box set Edition, 2001. Carrazé, Alain and Hélène Oswald. The Prisoner: A Televisionary Masterpiece. 1989. trans. London: W. H. Allen, 1990. pp. 25, 37, 63, 74, 89, 96, 194, 195, 200, 208, 214, 225. Great Britain Road Atlas. Sevenoaks, U.K.: Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd., 1994. pp. 71, 200. Healey, David, ed. “David Tomblin MBE.” In The Village 3 (1994): 7. (Also some misc. Six of One materials.) Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Steve Englehart. The Prisoner -- Original Art Edition. Titan Comics, 2018. Robert Fairclough, ed. The Prisoner: The Original Scripts Volumes 1 and 2. Reynolds and Hearn Ltd, 2005. Roger Langley. “The Prisoner from the Inside,” 2010.
1996 Reed, Kent, and Kirby Meyer. Last Modified: 5 February 2022.