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  • The Prisoner [DVD]The Prisoner | DVD | (25/09/2017) from £18.05   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Part action series, part psychedelic fantasy, part allegory, Patrick McGoohan's masterpiece, The Prisoner, was initially touted as a sequel to his earlier spy series, Danger Man. But when it was first broadcast in 1967 TV audiences were puzzled; when the show was cancelled 17 episodes later due to declining viewing figures, no one was any the wiser. Shot in the picturesque surroundings of Portmeirion in North Wales, whose architectural fantasies provided an ideal backdrop for the show's surrealism, The Prisoner has subsequently been recognised as one of the most innovative and thought-provoking series ever to be broadcast. Despite the primary-coloured flower-power look, the show's bold ideas haven't dated at all, proving that The Prisoner was simply years ahead of its time.McGoohan is Number 6, a man whose resignation from the secret service (seen every week in a montage title sequence--itself an impressionistic TV landmark) triggers his abduction and imprisonment in "The Village", a sort of open prison for spies where everyone has a number not a name. It's a pretty comfortable place and the other inhabitants all seem passively to accept the situation, allowing the Village authorities to control and limit their actions without protest (escape attempts are thwarted by mysterious bubble-shaped guards called "Rovers"). Number 6, however, is an indomitable freedom fighter whose refusal to accept the status quo is a metaphor for the individual ego struggling against the forces of social conformity: "I am not a number I am a free man" is the series' most resonant catchphrase. The Village's allegorical microcosm of society is presided over by Number 2, played by a different actor every week, with whom Number 6 clashes repeatedly in a battle of wills as he continually questions the authority that has imprisoned him ("Who is Number 1?"). In turn the Kafkaesque authorities try to discover the reason why he resigned. His trenchant refusal to provide any reason at all is itself a powerful assertion of individual freedom. The series culminates in perhaps the most bizarre and psychedelic TV episode ever made, "Fallout", in which Number 6's revelatory discovery of the real power that keeps him imprisoned raises more questions than it answers. --Mark Walker

  • Amazon Add: The Prisoner [DVD]Amazon Add: The Prisoner | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Thanks to Network's fresh and vastly improved edition 'The Prisoner' can journey happily into the future.

  • The Prisoner: The Complete Series [DVD]The Prisoner: The Complete Series | DVD | (17/02/2020) from £27.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Five decades on from its first UK broadcast, The Prisoner remains as fresh and dynamic as when it was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in 1967. This set presents the complete series, stunningly restored, together with a wealth of special features. THE SERIES All 17 episodes, presented with text commentaries on each episode, detailing the production history. IN MY MIND A feature length documentary in which director Chris Rodley recalls his 1983 efforts to interview Patrick McGoohan for a Channel 4 documentary. The film features interviews with Catherine McGoohan, rare archive footage and never-before-seen interview sessions with McGoohan himself. MANY HAPPY RETURNS A short revisiting the original locations used in the Prisoner. FILMING ARRIVAL Recently-discovered home movie footage of the filming of Arrival. THE PRISONER PUZZLE In a rare appearance to talk about the series, Patrick McGoohan is interviewed by Warner Troyer in an exclusive programme for TV-Ontario from 1977. STILLS GALLERIES Featuring rare and never-before-seen photographs from official and personal archives. CATHERINE McGOOHAN Reflects on her father s work and legacy. PORTMEIRION 1939 Recently-discovered 16mm Kodachrome amateur footage of Portmeirion showing the early days of its development circa 1939. PATHE NEWS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Pathe News' initial visit to Portmeirion in 1939 presents the first opportunity to give the village mass exposure via Britain's cinema screens. PATHE NEWS: ITALY IN WALES Pathe News returns to Portmeirion in 1962, this time in Technicolor. LESLIE GILLIAT RECCE 35MM TRANSPARENCIES Producer Leslie Gilliat was assigned to The Prisoner in the early stages of the project and visited Portmeirion in 1966 to photograph the village. These 35mm transparencies are the results of that recce and present some initial ideas for the buildings' use in the series. TRIMS A selection of trims from Arrival, Many Happy Returns, The Chimes of Big Ben and The Girl Who Was Death. RADIO ON Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates was given a rare opportunity to interview Patrick McGoohan when he visited the NEC in Birmingham to be presented with a Caterham Super 7. PATRICK MCGOOHAN 1983 An outtake from one of Chris Rodley's full interview sessions with Patrick McGoohan for the original Six Into One The Prisoner File documentary.

  • Follow Me: The Complete Series [DVD]Follow Me: The Complete Series | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.29   |  Saving you £6.70 (51.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    From Bob Baker and Dave Martin, veteran children's television writers whose memorable credits include Sky, the Wallace and Gromit animations, and several Doctor Who adventures (along with the creation of the Doctor's legendary robot companion, K9), this nautically themed drama chronicles the heroic efforts of a boy and his father to rescue a runaway girl from a gang of kidnappers. Executive-produced by HTV kingpin Patrick Dromgoole, Follow Me stars Ronald Fraser and Ewen Solon alongside Children of the Stones' Ian Donnelly and Katharine Levy in an exciting tale of adventure and suspense. Young Tom Dawes is enthralled by the sight of a fine schooner sailing up the Avon Gorge. But before long, both he and his father have become mixed up in the mystery of a missing girl, a half-recorded message, and sinister intruders at Bristol Docks...

  • The Doombolt Chase - The Complete Series [DVD] [1978]The Doombolt Chase - The Complete Series | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £6.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (120.77%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Doombolt Chase: The Complete Series

  • Danger Man - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]Danger Man - The Complete Series 1 | DVD | (09/12/2013) from £52.63   |  Saving you £-12.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

  • The Prisoner - Complete Series [Blu-ray] [1967]The Prisoner - Complete Series | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009) from £80.98   |  Saving you £-20.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    The Prisoner is an extraordinary TV series that not only entertains but also offers you the chance to philosphise or ponder the human condition. It is highly regarded as one of the most famous the most acclaimed and most of intriguing of British cult TV adventure series. Staring Emmy award winner Patrick McGoohan as Number Six. A man removed from his position in a secret organisation and trapped in a nightmare village where his thoughts and movements are controlled by an unknown force- represented by the ever changing Number Two.

  • The Cracksman [DVD]The Cracksman | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This hugely endearing crime caper stars Charlie Drake as a mild-mannered locksmith whose talents land him in hot water when he's recruited by a criminal gang; Nyree Dawn Porter is the beautiful girl who spells his downfall, with Oscar winner George Sanders as rival crime boss 'the Guv'nor' opposite Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets' villainous aristocratic outcast). The Cracksman is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited t...

  • The Prisoner - Complete SeriesThe Prisoner - Complete Series | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £33.75   |  Saving you £16.24 (48.12%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A high-ranking but un-named Agent in the British Government resigns from his post and leaves for a holiday. While packing he is gassed and is taken to a beautiful but deadly prison known only as 'The Village'. Everyone in the Village is being held there for 'security reasons' and are only known by their assigned numbers. The Agent is assigned the title of 'Number 6 ' but adopts the name of The Prisoner. However he is plagued by two questions: How can he escape and who is the real leader of the Village?

  • Captain Clegg aka Night Creatures (1962 ) DVDCaptain Clegg aka Night Creatures (1962 ) DVD | DVD | (23/06/2014) from £13.85   |  Saving you £1.14 (8.23%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his band of sailors show up to an English coastal town to investigate reports of Marsh Phantoms who ride by night spreading terror to the town. The Captain suspects that the local reverend (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something. Are the phantoms genuine or a cover for illegal smuggling activities?

  • Danger Man: The Complete Collection [DVD]Danger Man: The Complete Collection | DVD | (15/04/2019) from £62.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A runaway success for ITC in the 1960s, Danger Man showcased a compelling performance from Patrick McGoohan that cemented his fame on both sides of the Atlantic and paved the way for him to make his undeniable tour de force cult classic: The Prisoner. McGoohan is John Drake, an exemplary agent for British Intelligence who is sent into situations too tricky or dangerous for normal spies to undertake. Showcasing a superb soundtrack from Edwin Astley, this classic drama series features intriguing storylines from key writers including Brian Clemens, Ralph Smart, Donald Jonson, Philip Broadley and Tony Williamson. Guest stars include Donald Pleasence, Patrick Wymark, Robert Shaw, Patrick Troughton, Warren Mitchell, Honor Blackman, Ian Hendry, Dawn Addams, Sylvia Syms and Donald Houston. Special features include: Feature-length version of Koroshi Extensive image galleries Promos and Trailers Alternative Titles and Film Elements PDF Material, including The Sidney Cole Script Archive

  • Father Came Too! [1963]Father Came Too! | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Fast Lady team rides again! The newlywed Munroes purchase a rundown ramshackle cottage and plan to fix it up themselves primarily to escape their meddling father. However they haven't appreciated the scope of the work required to get the place up to scratch.. They have no choice but to seek outside help. When Builder Josh Wicks arrives on the scene the bills start going through the roof... Written by Henry Blyth (The Bulldog Breed) and Jack Davi

  • Escape Route [DVD]Escape Route | DVD | (10/02/2014) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Cat-and-mouse spy thriller from 1952 that unites FBI man George Raft with MI5 woman Sally Gray on the trail of an international kidnapping ring. Top nuclear scientists around the world have been mysteriously disappearing. When aircraft engineer Steve Rossi (George Raft) vanishes at the airport shortly after landing in London, Scotland Yard are alerted. In fact Rossi has disappeared intentionally. He's an undercover FBI agent assigned to track down the brains behind an international kidnappi...

  • Captain Clegg aka Night Creatures (1962 ) Blu Ray [Blu-ray]Captain Clegg aka Night Creatures (1962 ) Blu Ray | Blu Ray | (23/06/2014) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his band of sailors show up to an English coastal town to investigate reports of Marsh Phantoms who ride by night spreading terror to the town. The Captain suspects that the local reverend (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something. Are the phantoms genuine or a cover for illegal smuggling activities?

  • Stanley Baxter CollectionStanley Baxter Collection | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £47.49   |  Saving you £-7.50 (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Stanley Baxter Collection (5 Discs)

  • Children Of The Stones - The Complete Series [DVD]Children Of The Stones - The Complete Series | DVD | (17/10/2011) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Children of the Stones was an undisputed landmark in children's television. Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray's groundbreaking fantasy series, starring Iain Cuthbertson and Gareth Thomas and filmed largely in Avebury in Wiltshire, combined scientific fact and fiction with pagan mythology and rural folklore in its portrayal of a village held captive by the sinister power of its Neolithic stone circle.Intelligent, atmospheric and genuinely unnerving, the series - often cited by those who grew up in the Seventies as the most frightening thing seen on television - was the result of collaboration between writers Burnham and Ray, producer Patrick Dromgoole (whose previous credits had included classic HTV series Sky and Arthur of the Britons) and producer/director Peter Graham Scott; classical composer and conductor Sidney Sager scored the series' chilling theme and incidental music. Unsurprisingly, Children of the Stones has gained a devoted cult following in the decades since its first transmission in 1977

  • Redcap [DVD]Redcap | DVD | (12/12/2011) from £27.39   |  Saving you £22.60 (82.51%)   |  RRP £49.99

    John Thaw takes the first starring role of his career in Redcap, playing Sergeant John Mann of the Royal Military Police's Special Investigation Branch. Made in the mid 1960s at a time when the British Army was still highly active, Redcap's stories cover investigations in Germany, Malaysia, Cyprus and Borneo and feature guest stars of the calibre of George Sewell, Peter Bowles, Edward Fox and Brian Cox.Not seen since its original transmission, this set contains the complete first series and the surviving ten episodes of the second series, featuring scripts from both Troy Kennedy Martin (The Sweeney, Z Cars) and Julian Bond (The Saint, Ruth Rendell Mysteries).

  • The Headless Ghost [DVD]The Headless Ghost | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    One of the first films made in Britain by B-movie maestro Herman Cohen, The Headless Ghost is an entertaining example of the teen-horror genre emerging with Cohen's 1957 classic I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Involving the adventures of three young thrillseekers investigating a haunted castle, the film boasts an early role for New Zealand-born Clive Revill and a sensational dance sequence featuring Josephine Blake; it is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its...

  • Account Rendered [DVD]Account Rendered | DVD | (27/02/2017) from £8.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy woman.

  • Great British Movies: Film Noir - Volume 2 [DVD]Great British Movies: Film Noir - Volume 2 | DVD | (05/05/2014) from £15.99   |  Saving you £6.72 (42.03%)   |  RRP £22.71

    This fine collection of British Film Noir hidden gems includes films that were all made in the 1950’s. The films all demonstrate the mood darkness and espionage of the first decade after the 2nd World War. The world is in turmoil in the years following WW2. Cold war tensions are high and the threat of nuclear war is a real possibility. Espionage and counter espionage plots abound. In High Treason (1951) directed by Roy Boulting a ship is blown up in the Port of London and Special Branch discover a communist plot to sabotage power stations. Will the authorities foil the saboteurs before they can put their deadly plan into action? In Deadly Nightshade (1953) Robert Matthews is an apparently innocent artist enjoying his holiday in Cornwall however all is not as it seems in a case of mistaken identity with tragic consequences? The Big Chance (1957) is a fast paced thriller starring screen siren Adrienne Corri. Bill Anderson (William Russell) has a mundane job as a clerk in a travel agency His chance to escape his monotonous existence when a client changes his travel plans at the last minute. Will Bill eventually escape the monotony of his existence or will he realise he is not cut out for life on the run? Dublin Nightmare (1958) sees a dissident republican return to Dublin to aid the Republican cause by taking part in the armed robbery of a security van in the North. The robbery is a success but when ‘the movement’ discover a traitor will they be able to extract their revenge before he escapes?

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