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The Tally Ho talks to Chris Rodley about Once Upon A Time

Updated 6 months ago.

The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner.

In this follow-up to our discussion about Once Upon A Time, we talk to documentary filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley about this classic episode, the gladiatorial battle of wits between Patrick McGoohan and Leo McKern, and why this is his favourite piece of television. We also discuss how it leads in to the finale Fall Out and the impact that these two episodes had on the television landscape. There are significant SPOILERS for Fall Out for those who have not yet seen the finale!

Chris made the wonderful documentary film In My Mind about Patrick McGoohan and The Prisoner. The film chronicles Chris' interviews in 1983 with McGoohan for the now unavailable Channel 4 documentary Six Into One: The Prisoner File, made in anticipation of the high profile re-run of the series on the channel in 1984. The interviews were derailed by technical hiccups, an inexperienced crew and a subject who was notoriously hard to pin down, and indeed tried to take control of the production. Revisiting the original footage in 2017 for the show's 50th anniversary, In My Mind is filled with previously unseen footage from these inteviews and provides a startling insight into the elusive McGoohan. You can also check out our previous interview with Chris about In My Mind in our podcast from earlier this year.

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