THE TALLY HO READ ALL ABOUT IT!
THE TALLY HO TOP 20 MERKMALE DER SERIE
THE TALLY HO WAS WAR... CHRONIK 1969
THE TALLY HO
WAS WAR... THEMEN 2009
VILLAGE BOOKSHELF LITERATUR UND QUELLEN
BLICK ANDERSWO GELESEN

BLICK
BILDER AUS WALES - REISENOTIZEN
BLICK
KLEINE PANORAMEN
BLICK NUMMER 6 - PRISONER CONVENTION
RÜCKBLICK 1969: DEUTSCHE FERNSEHPREMIERE
RÜCKBLICK
2006: DVD - IN UND AUS DER PRESSE
RÜCKBLICK 2010: ARTE BRINGT NUMMER 6 ZURÜCK
RÜCKBLICK
MISTER SECHS WILL NICHT KÜSSEN
RÜCKBLICK
ZDF-ANSAGE
DAVE BARRIE
...IM INTERVIEW
THE MARKSTEIN-McGOOHAN DEBATE

THE MAJESTY OF "FALL OUT"

"FALL OUT": THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

"DEMASKIERUNG": DER UNMÖGLICHE TRAUM

I'M INDEPENDENT, DON'T FORGET
SEVEN FROM SIX

RAKOFF'S FABLES - INTERVIEW MIT IAN L. RAKOFF

"DIE ANKLAGE": DUNKLE TRÄUME UND LANGE SCHATTEN

ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL
IM DORF - EINE LINGUISTISCHE LANDPARTIE

AKTENABLAGE: VON EPISODEN, DIE KEINE WAREN
DER AKADEMISCHE PRISONER

BLICK: BILDER AUS WALES - KLEINE PANORAMEN

BLICK: PRISONER-CONVENTION
PORTMEIRION: BAUTEN IN BILDERN
THE AMC PRISONER (2009) MINISERIE
WER SIND SIE? - DIE NEUE NUMMER SECHS

ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL & MICHAEL BRÜNE
DIE DEUTSCHE DVD

NUMMER 6 - NICHT DER GEFANGENE
ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL & B. FRANK
AUF DIE REIH GEBRACHT (1) DIE REIHENFOLGE

TOBIAS BECKER
ZIRKULÄRE REALITÄT

FRANK T. BITTERHOF
DIE OFFENBARUNG - THE PRISONER ALS BLU-RAY

M. KEITH BOOKER
DER POSTMODERNE PRISONER

TIM BOURNE
DIE SECHS-IDENTITÄT (INTERVIEW)
MICHAEL BRÜNE
EPISODEN-TRANSKRIPT "DIE ANKUNFT"
AUF DIE REIH GEBRACHT (2) DIE REIHENFOLGE

DIE ANTHONY-SKENE-TRILOGIE
MARTIN COMPART
SOAPS: FERNSEHSERIEN...

ANTHONY DAVIS
PRISONER PRESS LAUNCH 1967

PATRICK DUCHER
JE NE SUIS PAS UN NUMÉRO, JE SUIS UN HOMME LIBRE!

ROBERT FAIRCLOUGH
POP UND POLITIK

HOWARD FOY
ES WAR EINMAL EIN TRIP...

B. FRANK
McGOOHAN & BOND

CAROLINE FUCHS
REALITY AND SIMULATION IN THE PRISONER

GUILLAUME GRANIER
SCHÖNER TAG! - SPÄTER REGNET ES.

LARRY HALL
ORSON WELLES: DER PROZESS

WHAT IT MEANS, NOT WHAT IT SAYS
HELGA HELLER
PORTRÄT EINES EXZENTRIKERS

MAX HORA
...IM INTERVIEW

MAX HORA & ROGER LANGLEY
6 PRIVATE - DAS HAUS VON NUMMER SECHS

HARALD KELLER
WIR SEHEN UNS - WIEDER

ÜBER NOWHERE MAN

NUMMER SECHS
INTERVIEW MIT BERND RUMPF

ROGER LANGLEY
(ZEIT-) REISE NACH PORTMEIRION

PRISONER'S PORTMEIRION:
DER ORIGINALSCHAUPLATZ
BÜHNENSTÜCK -
SET PIECE: DIE STUDIOBAUTEN
WARUM HABEN SIE SICH ZURÜCKGEZOGEN?

FINAL CUT: MYSTERIUM DER FEHLENDEN SZENEN

PUTTING THE PRISONER IN ORDER (3) DIE REIHENFOLGE

COOL CUSTOMER - PROFIL: GEORGE MARKSTEIN

DAS LA-TAPE

MOOR LARKIN
ICH BIN EIN BERLINER

JEAN-MARC LOFFICIER
NUMMER 6 ODER DAS GESPENST DER FREIHEIT

KEVIN PATRICK MAHONEY
DER ANARCHISCHE PRISONER

PATRICK McGOOHAN
DAS TROYER-INTERVIEW

DAS LA-TAPE

IM GESPRÄCH MIT MIKE TOMKIES
RUHM WIRD MICH NIE ZUM GEFANGENEN MACHEN

INTERVIEW MIT BILL KING
DER MANN HINTER NUMMER 6

INTERVIEW MIT ALAIN CARRAZÉ
THE PRISONER

BBC-INTERVIEW MIT SIMON BATES
DIE FIGUR IST NATÜRLICH REIN FIKTIV

RICK McGRATH
35th ANNIVERSARY DVD-SET

MARY MORRIS, NORMA WEST
INTERVIEW MIT TOM WORRALL

JANA MÜLLER
ZUFÄLLIGE ENTDECKUNG UND DANN NOCH EIN IRRTUM

"DER SCHWARM"

JANA MÜLLER & ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL
IMMER NOCH NUMMER 6?

HORST NAUMANN
INTERVIEW MIT UWE HUBER

STEVE RAINES
...IM INTERVIEW

STEVEN RICKS
MGM - STUDIO DAYS

STUDIO DAYS: THE MGM BACKLOT

CHRIS RODLEY
DAS EISBERG-SYNDROM - SIX INTO ONE...

INTERVIEW MIT GEORGE MARKSTEIN

ZIAUDDINE SARDAR
WIR SEHEN UNS! - DIE POSTMODERNE UND DAS ANDERE

WARNER TROYER
INTERVIEW MIT PATRICK McGOOHAN

CHRISTOPH WINDER
ICH BIN KEINE NUMMER, ICH BIN EIN MENSCH

VALARIE ZIEGLER
THE PRISONER'S SHADOW SIDE

 

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SEITENBLICK:

ANDERSWO GELESEN
 

AUTOREN:

BEITRÄGE VON...
 

INTERVIEWS:

Nr6DE MIT
DAVE BARRIE
Nr6DE MIT
TIM BOURNE
Nr6DE MIT
MAX HORA
CHRIS RODLEY MIT
GEORGE MARKSTEIN
SIMON BATES (BBC) MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
ALAIN CARRAZÉ MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
BILL KING MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
MIKE TOMKIES MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
WARNER TROYER MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
TOM WORRALL MIT
MARY MORRIS, N. WEST
UWE HUBER MIT
HORST NAUMANN
Nr6DE MIT
STEVE RAINES
DAVE BARRIE MIT
IAN L. RAKOFF
HARALD KELLER MIT
BERND RUMPF

 

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FILING CABINET

SCREENPLAYS NEVER WERE: EPISODES THAT NEVER CAME INTO BEING

BY ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL

Among the scripts written for THE PRISONER there are three that were created by McGoohan himself or under his substantial influence: "Free For All", "Once Upon A Time" und "Fall Out". The others were written by commissioned writers like Vincent Tilsley, Terence Feely

or Anthony Skene, to name just the most frequent. At least two scripts are known to have been completed waiting for their transformation into PRISONER episodes. But this never happened. These were "The Outsider" und "Don't Get Yourself Killed". Two others were cancelled in an early stage of develeopment.

Turkey-born author Moris Farhi had been a collaborator with feature movies in the early 60s. He later went on to work and write on his own for such ITC shows like MAN IN A SUITCASE and THE RETURN OF THE SAINT (in Germany: "Simon Templar") featuring Roger Moore. It is said he was very enthusiastic when

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he heard about THE PRISONER ("the only show in town") that he asked his friend Roger Parkes, author of the "A Change Of Mind" episode, to get him in touch with McGoohans and Tomblins production company, which at first was successful.

THE OUTSIDER

In his story "The Outsider" a plane crash lands near the Village. Number Six finds the surviving plane pilot. He then keeps him in a hiding place to question him and retrieve information about the geographical location of the Village - which turns out to be in the Baltics. Soon the pilot wins Number Six' and also the viewer's trust. After some time of severe interrogation conducted by the Village Number Six and the pilot set up an escape plan. But then, with things going as planned, the true identity of the pilot is revealed: He is the new Number Two sent off by the Village and targeted at Number Six.

It was McGoohan who ultimately rejected this script. The reasons can only be guessed.
The script, according to Robert Fairclough in his book "The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series", is one of the earliest made which can be seen on mentioning the original purely mechanic version of Rover. On the one hand it's the plot's too many similarities with the two episodes "The Chimes Of Big Ben" and "Free For All". On the other hand - with different sources stating almost the same - it is said that McGoohan wasn't pleased by the image of this rather uncool Number Six, the fact that the notion of the story was "dirty" and featured considerable brutality (Number Six sweating heavily under torture). The horrific and the idyllic, favoured by George Markstein, merged in this treatment.

"It's regrettable that 'The Outsider' was never made", says Fairclough. "The dialogue, always one of the delights of a Farhi script, is witty and sharp ... and the relationships between the characters are believable and tense."

DON'T GET YOURSELF KILLED

Compared to the former information on another completed but unused script, "Don't Get Yourself Killed", also called "Fool's Gold", is scarce. Gerald Kelsey was the author. Allegedly the story was commissioned by script editor George Markstein himself (who soon left the production) and was written by Kelsey after finishing his episode "Checkmate".

The story - very much in the prisoner-of-war tradition - concerns a group of inmates who almost succeed in fleeing the Village. Number Six encounters the head of the "Environmental Adjustment Department" who at first employs the usual brainwashing methods on him in order to get valuable information. He later agrees to an escape plan - for a price - developped by Number Six and a miner to escape by means of a stolen helicopter from the Village's "Helicopter Service Depot" (!). The price is gold which is found in the tunnel dug by the miner. But, of course, the plan goes haywire in the very last minute because the miner is overwhelmed by his greed for gold, so he refuses to take off without it.

This script, too, which echoes Houston's THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) was rejected by McGoohan. Kelsey assumed it was due to high production costs, the great number of necessary extras and the role of Number Six being relatively small here. Besides, he admits, the characters were too exaggerated and also there must have been too many unwanted parallels to Kelsey's "Checkmate" story. Other sources, rather sarcastically, say that a story where it would have been impossible for Rover to enforce his powers, in a narrow tunnel, must have been "complete tripe" anyway. And the idea of the Village operating a helicopter service lacking the necessary security measures bears too little credibility.

After George Markstein had left the production with the first bunch of 13 episodes not yet completed, desperation must have invaded the team as to how to go ahead with the series. It seems curious that not only known scriptwriters were employed to submit further stories but also those working in the staff itself. Among them was assistant editor Ian L. Rakoff whose script was eventually finished as the "Living In Harmony" episode. Another contributer was Eric Mival, then music editor with the team. "Ticket To Eternity" und "Friend Or Foe" were his scripts. Information on those two stories is scarce. At least some is given shortly on the website with the nice name anorakzone.com.

TICKET TO ETERNITY & FRIEND OR FOE

Anorakzone.com writes on "Ticket To Eternity": "As for the storyline, it's an interesting idea, certainly, involving religion and No.6 being tricked into thinking he's travelled in time with No.2, but ultimately too far fetched and I can see why it didn't go any further as a serious consideration."

And "Friend Or Foe" is said to be an "outrageously politically incorrect storyline... featuring the adventures of "a Negro called Mike X", a passionate militant", a story of "astoundingly poor taste considering that Malcolm X had been assassinated just two years earlier. The storyline actually involves "Mike X" faking his death, along with No.6. In the event it turns out that Mike X really did die, and the man trying to get secrets out of No.6 when they've both escaped is a Villager. No.6 realises he's being tricked by noticing some white skin under "Mike's" rubber mask. As bizarre as such escapades seem today, one notable element is that the escapees were able to get on the main road to London from the Village, which could indicate that the concept behind Fall Out may have been planned earlier than expected...

Remark: In the ultimate episode "Fallout" their escape from the Village leads Number Six and his three fellows through an abandoned railway tunnel on the other side of which they find themselves driving on the A20 motorway straight to London, just around the corner...


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