April 23, 2016

I have to post this on this day….

“These foils have all a length?” Hamlet – as used in The Prisoner episode “The Schizoid Man” #‎Shakespeare400The Schizoid Man

May 22, 2008

Robert Rietti announced as guest for PM2008 in Portmeirion

Writing about web page http://www.theunmutual.co.uk/

Great Prisoner news over at: 


Which I have cut and pasted below. It will not surprise you all that I have already booked my ticket. It  is always a fun event and all profits from it go to a Welsh children's hospice.


The Unmutual Website is delighted to announce that the first of its' special guests at PM2008 in Portmeirion on Sunday 13th July is none other than actor and voiceover artist Robert Rietti.

Robert appears in almost every episode of "The Prisoner", yet we never see his face. As well as the infamous opening sequence dialogue between him and Number Six, Robert also provides the voice of the male Village Announcer in the series, and in several episodes dubbing some of the characters (including D in "A, B, & C", the Interrogator in "Chimes", Mexican Sam in "Harmony" and many others).

Robert also co-starred in 2 episodes of "Danger Man" and re-dubbed McGoohan in the 1975 film "Nobody's the Greatest". He also worked on 5 James Bond Films, classic films such as "The Italian Job", and countless Cult TV series.

This is the first "Prisoner" event Robert has attended at Portmeirion, and PM2008 will also mark his first visit to the Village. TUW is honoured to have such a distinguished guest at PM2008, and Robert will be interviewed on stage by event host Dave Jones about his incredible career.

Tickets for PM2008 are available by clicking HERE. More details and attractions at the event can also be found on that page.

July 14, 2005

Weird Welsh Villages Old Stones and Prisoners

Writing about web page http://www.theunmutual.co.uk/

Two of my favourite TV shows are Patrick Mcgoohan's "The Prisoner", and the early 70s show "Children of the Stones" – which featured the real life stone circles of Avebury. I now have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate both those shows in August at an event being held in the wonderfully weird village of Portmeirion (where many of The Prisoners exteriors were filmed) at which Prisoner and Children of The Stones Director Peter Graham Scott will be speaking (he also directed many Dangerman and Avengers episdoes).

More details on this event for anyone else with an interest in such great 60s and 70s TV at:

October 07, 2004

Jack's words

Jack, our toddler, is getting around to speaking now and it is interesting to me to note how he uses words. It would appear his two favourite words are:

Bubble: Which is used of course for bubbles which are one his favourite things which he finds quite magical. However “Bubbles” is also used for anything water based he comes across in the real world as he can’t say water yet – but he clearly also sees bubbles as a sub set of water – he says bubbles if he sees them depicted on TV or in a picture but does not use the word for water if he sees it depicted rather than in real life. Very occasionally he will also simply say bubbles spontaneously if he sees something that really makes him happy.

The other word he uses a lot is NO – unfortunately he has absolutely no problem understanding exactly how it can be used – if it needs emphasis he simply goes for NO NO NO NO NO etc – funny how children learn that one so quickly


These foils have all a length?

Well here we go with my first posting to my own blog – there is an obvious origin to the title of my blog that any Google search will throw up – but a slightly less obvious other occurrence of the phrase which I explain next week if no one works it out in the meantime.


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