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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: 50 Years of The Prisoner

January 19, 2018

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Stills from The Prisoner: Living in Harmony / Alex Fitch interviews Ian Rakoff and John S Smith

Stills from The Prisoner: Living in Harmony / Alex Fitch interviews Ian Rakoff and John S Smith

50 Years of The Prisoner: A special two hour programme celebrating the 50th anniversary of classic cult TV show The Prisoner. Alex Fitch talks to two editors of the show – Ian Rakoff and John S. Smith – and hosts a live commentary track for the episode Living in Harmony with Smith, Rakoff (who also wrote the episode), Prisoner historian Rick Davy, and Rob Fairclough, writer of The Official Prisoner Companion book.

Living in Harmony was broadcast on 29/12/67, exactly 50 years before the broadcast of this show, and the interviews and live commentary were recorded at the ‘Mind Mash 2015’ event organised by The Unmutual website. If listeners want to watch the episode while listening to the podcast, there’ll be a countdown to pressing play on your DVD player / Amazon video stream. The podcast also features classic tracks by Albert Elms and Ron Grainer from the soundtrack of The Prisoner. Originally broadcast 29th December 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the extended 126 min podcast. To hear the 118 min broadcast version, you can listen to the stream via mixcloud

Info about ‘Mind Mash 2015’ on The Unmutual website
Ian Rakoff’s blog at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Info about John S Smith and Ian Rakoff at IMDb.com
Alex Fitch’s previous interviews with Ian Rakoff
Alex’s podcast on the 42nd anniversary of The Prisoner featuring Andrew Cartmel, Sophia Cacciola and Jessica Fostekew
Download Living in Harmony / buy The Prisoner: 50th Anniversary Edition box set [Blu-ray]via Amazon
Buy the audio version of The Prisoner from Big Finish

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  1. This week’s show: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner | Panel Borders and other podcasts reblogged this and added:

    […] from Kamera Listen to Alex Fitch’s previous interview with Alex Cox about Repo Man Listen to Alex’s interview with Ian Rakoff and John Smith about editing The Prisoner Info on the film Escapes, which details Hampton Fancher’s journey to writing the screenplay […]

  2. Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner | Panel Borders and other podcasts reblogged this and added:

    […] from Kamera Listen to Alex Fitch’s previous interview with Alex Cox about Repo Man Listen to Alex’s interview with Ian Rakoff and John Smith about editing The Prisoner Info on the film Escapes, which details Hampton Fancher’s journey to writing the screenplay […]

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