March 6, 2015

THE PRISONER AUDIO DRAMA

The Prisoner returns! Big Finish announced the production of a new audio drama series based on The Prisoner! Set for release in January, 2016, the first volume box set of CDs (and download content) will contain four one-hour episodes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and a lavish color booklet. The audio dramas will be written and directed by Nicholas Briggs. The cast has not been announced. From the press release: "‘I’m not a number. I’m a free man!’ January 16th, 1967... A secret agent resigns from MI6, then wakes up to find himself imprisoned in ‘The Village’ — a bizarre community with a cheery veneer, but an underbelly of mystery and threat. All occupants of The Village have numbers instead of names, with our secret agent forced to accept the mantel of Number Six. The authorities running this Village are intent on discovering why Number Six resigned — but it’s a secret he steadfastly refuses to divulge. As the drama unfolds, the authorities, in the guise of the sinister Number Two, try ever more ingenious and aggressive means to bend Number Six to their will. All the while, Number Six is intent on two aims: to escape and to find out ‘Who is Number One?’." Big Finish has done an excellent job adapting lost and rare episodes of The Avengers (seven volumes!) and Doctor Who. Although it's difficult to image anyone other than Patrick McGoohan voicing number 6, I look forward to hearing their editions of The Prisoner. Get psyched, Spy Vibers! Related Spy Vibe posts: Patrick McGoohan R.I.P., Festival No. 6, The Prisoner debut, DC Fontana Prisoner, Roger Langley interview, Peter Wyndgarde biomusic for spies


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