To coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the broadcast of The Prisoner episode for which he wrote the original script, Alex Fitch talks to writer, editor and raconteur Ian Rakoff about his experiences working on the cult 60s series and being an observer of British film culture in the 1970s and beyond. Rakoff talks about the bowdlerisation of his script for ‘Living in Harmony’, his experiences with Lindsay Anderson on such films as If…. and O Lucky
Boorman and his lifetime interest in comic books.
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Interview with Ian Rakoff on Electric Sheep contributor Paul Gravett’s website
Buy The Prisoner on Blu-ray from Network
Buy Ian Rakoff’s book Inside the ‘Prisoner’: Radical Television and Film in the 1960s from Amazon
Listen to / watch Alex Fitch’s interview with Malcolm McDowell and Mike Kaplan about working with Lindsay Anderson
Read Prisoner inspired rock group Do not forsake me oh my darling‘s list of favourite films on Electric Sheep