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Sunday 8 June 2014

Collectors Corner

   Information via the Unmutal webiste informed me that a new book has been published which may be of interest to fans of 'The Prisoner a limited edition of 500 copies. Amid its pages, the book examines the claims and counter claims as to who exactly created 'the Prisoner.' Patrick McGoohan had always claimed that he created the idea for 'the Prisoner,' as did George Markstein Script Editor. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between.
   In the past many books have been written on the subject of 'the Prisoner,' and Patrick McGoohan, but I think this is the first book on George Markstein, and his take on 'the Prisoner' from his view point.
   To read more, and the press release go to;
Picture courtesy of The Unmutual.



  1. My copy arrived in the morning post. Superb full colour production. Packed with fresh Prisoner treasures. Individually numbered and signed by 4 of the writers. Congratulations to Roger Goodman on a brilliant job! A fine tribute to George Markstein.

    1. Anonymous, your slip is showing!


  2. Hello David

    Interesting book one is sure. However in that Mr. McGoohan outlined the premise of 'The Prisoner' as a future society where there are 'no names only numbers ' in an interview with Ian Sproat in 1965 there seems little room for Mr. Markstein to have 'created' anything.


    Mr. Anonymous

    1. Hello Mr. Amonymous,
      Nice to be reading you again.
      I have not read the book, so I am not in a position to comment on it.
      As for a society in which there are no names only numbers, and yet in The Village names are used, especially in close relationships.
      "There seems little room for Mr. Markstein to have 'created' anything." I seem to recall someone else saying that, but I forget who for the moment. But I do recall it was said in a comment on my blog.

      I hope you are well, and look forward to hearing from you again some time.

      Very best wishes

  3. "the book examines the claims and counter claims as to who exactly created 'the Prisoner.'"
    Both Davids need to read this book before commenting further. David S will find it answers a number of his long puzzled questions, like 'Why 6?' and 'Why no 7s?'. David H will find that Ian Sproat is fairly referenced.
    In fact, if you read all the raves reviews for the book, the two things that impress qualified commentators are its depth of research and its evenhandedness.