The Prisoner (1967)
This section is a complete guide to the original cult classic 1960's TV drama - The Prisoner.
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'Unique But Similar' is a new book, written by Andrew K. Shenton, that is devoted to comparing the cult classic TV series The Prisoner to other television programmes.
By concentrating on the period of TV history up to 1987, the year of The Prisoner’s 20th anniversary, Unique But Similar examines programmes that were made in an era before the series gained the kind of critical acclaim that it enjoys today and before it exerted the degree of influence that has been more characteristic of television in the last 25 years.
With chapters devoted to analysis of The Prisoner on the one hand and shows like Mission: Impossible, Blake’s 7, Children of the Stones, UFO and the original version of Doctor Who on the other, Unique But Similar will appeal not only to fans of The Prisoner and lovers of cult television, but also film and media students, and film historians.