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FIFTY YEARS OF 'THE PRISONER'
A special event. The Studio Suite, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. Sunday 21st January 2018 at 7.00pm (doors open 6.15pm).
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First screened in the UK from September 1967 to February 1968, 'The Prisoner' TV series has enthralled and beguiled viewers in the 50 years since that original broadcast.
The iconic Elstree Studios, across the road from the former site of MGM where 'The Prisoner' was filmed, is the venue for a special evening of celebration.
Special guests, including those who worked on the series, as well as those who have been inspired by the series, will take part in exclusive and interactive Q&A sessions. In addition, there will be official and exclusive screenings and other happenings, to celebrate Patrick McGoohan's televisual masterpiece.
Guest details will appear below, upon announcement. Profits from the event will be donated to Ty Gobaith Children's Hospice. Tickets only, there will be no 'pay at the door' facility.
Movie director ALEX COX, who will take part in a Q&A about his career and films, his love of the series, and his new book 'I am Not a Number'.
Director JOHN HOUGH, who worked on The Avengers, The Champions in the 1960s, before embarking on a successful film career including directing Patrick McGoohan in the 1978 film Brass Target.
TONY SLOMAN, who worked as Film Librarian on the first 13 episodes of The Prisoner in 1966/67 before working on ITC's Strange Report. Tony worked at Elstree on movies such as Cross of Iron and One Million Years BC.
From Big Finish, NICHOLAS BRIGGS, who wrote, produced, and directed the The Prisoner audio series starring Mark Elstob as Number Six. Nick will not only discuss this highly successful re-imagining, but also his fascinating career, including of course being the voice of The Daleks in BBC's Doctor Who.
IAN L RAKOFF is the sole-surviving writing contributor for The Prisoner. He began working on the series in the cutting rooms, assisting editor John S Smith on several episodes, and later devised Living in Harmony. Ian would later work on classic movies such as Lindsay Anderson’s If, and O Lucky. In 1998 he wrote the book Inside The Prisoner.
JOHN S SMITH edited three episodes of The Prisoner. It's Your Funeral (which he also music edited), The General, and Dance of the Dead, which he 'rescued' after Patrick McGoohan ordered it to be shelved. John had a long and successful editing career, working on films such as Mosquito Squadron at MGM, and the TV series The Professionals and Tyhe Sweeney.
One of DAVID SHILLINGFORD's earliest jobs in the industry was as Clapper Loader for the first 13 episodes of The Prisoner, including the 1966 Portmeirion location shoot. David worked in various roles throughout his career on a number of films and TV shows, including Prime Suspect. He will be joined at the event by his brother PETER SHILLINGFORD, who also works in the industry, and produced the film Twenty Nine in 1968, which co-starred Alexis Kanner and Justine Lord, fresh from The Prisoner.
Award winning documentary filmmaker and director CHRIS RODLEY will discuss his 2017 Patrick McGoohan and The Prisoner documentary In my Mind. The documentary recounts Chris’s experiences in 1983 of interviewing Patrick McGoohan for Six Into One: The Prisoner File and utilises previously unseen footage, archive materials, and a new interview with Patrick’s daughter, Catherine.
BRIAN GORMAN is an actor and graphic artist who will perform excerpts from his Everyman one man show / audio drama, and be on hand to chat about this and his graphic novels. His highly-acclaimed stage play NEW DAWN FADES: A Play About Joy Division & Manchester has toured across the UK for the last 5 yearsand is currently playing over 200 characters in ONE MAN BOND: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes.
MORE SPECIAL GUESTS!
Tickets for this very special event are limited in number, and cost £20 per ticket. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative brochure upon arrival. Order 3 or more tickets and receive a copy of 'Cutting Edge - My Life in Film and Television' by Eric Mival, which includes several chapters about the making of the series, FREE!
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This event is organised by The Unmutual Website in conjunction with Quoit Media Limited. With thanks to Elstree Studios, Ampersand, and Elstree Screen Heritage.
Please note there is no on-site parking at the studio. A PDF of local car parks will be supplied to all ticket holders.
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