BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
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The Prisoner 

Not to be confused with the 1967 TV series of the same name (also starring Patrick McGoohan), this adaptation of Bridget Boland's 1954 stage play depicts the conflict between a Cardinal (... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Cooke

Writers:

Bridget Boland (play), Ian Kennedy Martin (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Patrick McGoohan ... The Interrogator
Alan Badel ... The Prisoner
Warren Mitchell ... The Cell Warder
Gary Hope ... The Secretary
Rex Robinson Rex Robinson ... The Doctor
Billy Cornelius Billy Cornelius ... A Warder (as Bill Cornelius)
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Storyline

Not to be confused with the 1967 TV series of the same name (also starring Patrick McGoohan), this adaptation of Bridget Boland's 1954 stage play depicts the conflict between a Cardinal (allegedly inspired by real-life Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty) in an unnamed totalitarian state and the Interrogator who tries to force him into a public abjure of his religious convictions. Written by Giancarlo Cairella

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1963 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is often confused with the ITV cult classic science fiction series The Prisoner (1967). This is largely due to the fact that they are similar thematically and both productions star Patrick McGoohan. See more »

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Version of The Prisoner (1963) See more »

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