THE TALLY HO READ ALL ABOUT IT!
THE TALLY HO TOP 20 MERKMALE DER SERIE
THE TALLY HO WAS WAR... CHRONIK 1969
THE TALLY HO
WAS FEHLT... THEMEN 2009
VILLAGE BOOKSHELF LITERATUR UND ANDERE QUELLEN
BLICK BILDER AUS WALES
BLICK
KLEINE PANORAMEN
BLICK NUMMER 6 - PRISONER CONVENTION
SEITENBLICK ANDERSWO GELESEN...
RÜCKBLICK 1969: DEUTSCHE FERNSEHPREMIERE
RÜCKBLICK WAS WAR, WAS WURDE...
RÜCKBLICK
2006: IN UND AUS DER PRESSE
RÜCKBLICK 2010: ARTE BRINGT NUMMER 6 ZURÜCK
RÜCKBLICK
MISTER SECHS WILL NICHT KÜSSEN
RÜCKBLICK
ZDF-ANSAGE
DAVE BARRIE
...IM INTERVIEW
THE MARKSTEIN-McGOOHAN DEBATE

THE MAJESTY OF "FALL OUT"

"FALL OUT": THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

"DEMASKIERUNG": DER UNMÖGLICHE TRAUM

I'M INDEPENDENT, DON'T FORGET
SEVEN FROM SIX

RAKOFF'S FABLES - INTERVIEW MIT IAN L. RAKOFF

"DIE ANKLAGE": DUNKLE TRÄUME UND LANGE SCHATTEN

ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL
IM DORF - EINE LINGUISTISCHE LANDPARTIE

AKTENABLAGE: VON EPISODEN, DIE KEINE WAREN
DER AKADEMISCHE PRISONER

BILDER AUS WALES - KLEINE PANORAMEN

BILDER VON DER PRISONER-CONVENTION
PORTMEIRION: BAUTEN IN BILDERN
THE AMC PRISONER (2009) MINISERIE
WER SIND SIE? - DIE NEUE NUMMER SECHS

ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL & MICHAEL BRÜNE
DIE DEUTSCHE DVD

NUMMER 6 - NICHT DER GEFANGENE
ARNO BAUMGÄRTEL & B. FRANK
AUF DIE REIH GEBRACHT (1) DIE REIHENFOLGE

TOBIAS BECKER
ZIRKULÄRE REALITÄT

FRANK T. BITTERHOF
DIE OFFENBARUNG - THE PRISONER ALS BLU-RAY

M. KEITH BOOKER
DER POSTMODERNE PRISONER

TIM BOURNE
DIE SECHS-IDENTITÄT (INTERVIEW)
MICHAEL BRÜNE
EPISODEN-TRANSSKRIPT "DIE ANKUNFT"
AUF DIE REIH GEBRACHT (2) DIE REIHENFOLGE

DIE ANTHONY-SKENE-TRILOGIE
MARTIN COMPART
SOAPS: FERNSEHSERIEN...

ANTHONY DAVIS
PRISONER PRESS LAUNCH 1967

PATRICK DUCHER
JE NE SUIS PAS UN NUMÉRO, JE SUIS UN HOMME LIBRE!

ROBERT FAIRCLOUGH
POP UND POLITIK

HOWARD FOY
ES WAR EINMAL EIN TRIP...

B. FRANK
McGOOHAN & BOND

CAROLINE FUCHS
REALITY AND SIMULATION IN THE PRISONER

GUILLAUME GRANIER
SCHÖNER TAG! - SPÄTER REGNET ES.

LARRY HALL
ORSON WELLES: DER PROZESS

WHAT IT MEANS, NOT WHAT IT SAYS
HELGA HELLER
PORTRÄT EINES EXZENTRIKERS

MAX HORA
...IM INTERVIEW

MAX HORA & ROGER LANGLEY
6 PRIVATE - DAS HAUS VON NUMMER SECHS

HARALD KELLER
WIR SEHEN UNS - WIEDER

ÜBER NOWHERE MAN

NUMMER SECHS
INTERVIEW MIT BERND RUMPF

ROGER LANGLEY
(ZEIT-) REISE NACH PORTMEIRION

PRISONER'S PORTMEIRION:
DER ORIGINALSCHAUPLATZ
BÜHNENSTÜCK -
SET PIECE: DIE STUDIOBAUTEN
WARUM HABEN SIE SICH ZURÜCKGEZOGEN?

FINAL CUT: MYSTERIUM DER FEHLENDEN SZENEN

PUTTING THE PRISONER IN ORDER (3) DIE REIHENFOLGE

COOL CUSTOMER - PROFIL: GEORGE MARKSTEIN

DAS LA-TAPE

MOOR LARKIN
ICH BIN EIN BERLINER

JEAN-MARC LOFFICIER
NUMMER 6 ODER DAS GESPENST DER FREIHEIT

KEVIN PATRICK MAHONEY
DER ANARCHISCHE PRISONER

PATRICK McGOOHAN
DAS TROYER-INTERVIEW

DAS LA-TAPE

IM GESPRÄCH MIT MIKE TOMKIES
RUHM WIRD MICH NIE ZUM GEFANGENEN MACHEN

INTERVIEW MIT BILL KING
DER MANN HINTER NUMMER 6

BBC-INTERVIEW MIT SIMON BATES
DIE FIGUR IST NATÜRLICH REIN FIKTIV

RICK McGRATH
35th ANNIVERSARY DVD-SET

MARY MORRIS, NORMA WEST
INTERVIEW MIT TOM WORRALL

JANA MÜLLER
ZUFÄLLIGE ENTDECKUNG UND DANN NOCH EIN IRRTUM

"DER SCHWARM"

HORST NAUMANN
INTERVIEW MIT UWE HUBER

STEVE RAINES
...IM INTERVIEW

STEVEN RICKS
MGM - STUDIO DAYS

STUDIO DAYS: THE MGM BACKLOT

CHRIS RODLEY
DAS EISBERG-SYNDROM - SIX INTO ONE...

INTERVIEW MIT GEORGE MARKSTEIN

ZIAUDDINE SARDAR
WIR SEHEN UNS! - DIE POSTMODERNE UND DAS ANDERE

WARNER TROYER
INTERVIEW MIT PATRICK McGOOHAN

CHRISTOPH WINDER
ICH BIN KEINE NUMMER, ICH BIN EIN MENSCH

VALARIE ZIEGLER
THE PRISONER'S SHADOW SIDE

 

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SEITENBLICK:

ANDERSWO GELESEN
 

AUTOREN:

BEITRÄGE VON...
 

INTERVIEWS:

Nr6DE MIT
DAVE BARRIE
Nr6DE MIT
TIM BOURNE
Nr6DE MIT
MAX HORA
CHRIS RODLEY MIT
GEORGE MARKSTEIN
SIMON BATES (BBC) MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
BILL KING MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
MIKE TOMKIES MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
WARNER TROYER MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
TOM WORRALL MIT
MARY MORRIS, N. WEST
UWE HUBER MIT
HORST NAUMANN
Nr6DE MIT
STEVE RAINES
DAVE BARRIE MIT
IAN L. RAKOFF
HARALD KELLER MIT
BERND RUMPF

 

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THE MARKSTEIN-
McGOOHAN DEBATE

Von Dave Barrie

"I had the chance to do something as nutty as I did. A chance like that might come along once in a lifetime."

- Patrick McGoohan

"The script editor is the key man in any series."

- George Markstein

   

In a sense this is a question that will never be answered. Ultimately it is probably a fusion of two talents. On the one hand, as a consensus view has it, is Markstein, with his intelligence background, his knowledge of Inverlair Lodge (a home for spies who knew too much) and onthe other hand is McGoohan, who had long been fascinated with the idea of the 'man in isolation'. Possibly Markstein came up with

the general concept but it was McGoohan who saw the potential, as a vehicle for propounding ideas.

"One man wanted a spy series,
the other wanted an escape from a spy series."

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With the birth of Six of One both men were quick to respond to our invitation to discuss their respective roles in THE PRISONER. McGoohan cabled us almost immediately whilst Markstein responded, on the same day, to a message on his answer phone.

A number of those involved with the series have expressed surprise that the two men even worked together. Author of two episodes Vincent Tilsey, in an interview with Tom Pointon has said: "With someone as sensitive as Markstein around, it was inevitable they would argue - I can't think how they got together in the first place." In Six Into One: The PRISONER File writer of "The General" Lewis Griefer says: "There was a tension between George and Pat. Pat kept introducing girnmicks. That's what made the series memorable. With George it would be a very good spy series, Pat made it more."

THE SPY WHO LEFT ME

Lets hear, briefly, what the two men have to say. First George Markstein: "I typed a couple of pages (referring to 'his concept') and it was about a secret agent who quit with no reason, just as McGoohan quit from Danger Man with no apparent reason" ...in the script editor's hands "is the ethos of the series" and Number 1? "the man in charge" (Six Into One: The PRISONER File). George's idea, he says, was to take THE PRISONER "out into the world and that "Many Happy Returns" "was the way to go".

I've always thought it odd that if Markstein wanted to contain the ideas within the format of an off-beat spy series that he and Tomblin should co-write "Arrival". It does, as Markstein says, "set the scene". But what are we to make of the surrealism that is already evident. The gardener and the electrician being played by the same actor? The scene in the hospital where the bald man is uttering gibberish as he watohes a ping-pong ball atop a colurnn of water? And, more particularly, why is he wearing Number 6's suit after Number 6 was told his clothes had been burnt? One can't help but conjecture that Markstein's creative input was less than McGoohan's. Markstein's job was to

ÜBER GEORGE MARKSTEIN (D)
ABOUT GEORGE MARKSTEIN (E)
CHRIS RODLEY: INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE MARKSTEIN (D)
CHRIS RODLEY: DAS EISBERG-SYNDROM

ROGER LANGLEY: GEORGE MARKSTEIN - COOL CUSTOMER
DAVE BARRIE: SEVEN FROM SIX

commission scripts and to edit thern. Writers such as Anthony Skene, Vincent Tilsey and Roger Parkes all offered scripts that contained their own ideas and plot. It is true that writers were cornmissioned to write stories around plots given to them, but McGoohan maintains that he and Tomblin devised them.

When one takes McGoohan's first offering, "Free For All", we must remember that it was not only one ofthe first four scripts to go into production but as McGoohan wrote it, his ideas and themes were already hing exhibited in a powerful way. "Free For All" is described as a satire on democracy and the media. It contains memorable scenes and dialogue. Consider the election address, the encounter with the two newspaper reporters, the speech in the council chamber or his meeting with the labour exchange manager. Dialogue that crackles: "Honesty attracts confidences, and confidences are the core of our business, see how honest I'm being with you." or "Everyhing you think here is in the strictest confidence." "Free For All" has a first class plot. It is swift moving, a biting comment on the nature of democracy, elections, individual freedom, apathy and social issues. It fairly bums with intensity. McGoohan's very soul is being portrayed.

For my money McGoohan was the driving force from very early on. In Six Into One: The PRISONER File David Tomblin says that McGoohan came to him and said "I've seen Lew (Grade), I've got the money.. ." for "that idea that we've talked about for years."

THE BONES ARE YOURS DAD

Over to McGoohan (from the same programme): "The germ of the idea? How long had it been in my head? Since I was about 7 years old. The individual against the establishment. The individual against bureaucracy. The church? Almost impossible to do anything without some form of sin." And on visiting Portmeirion in 1960 for filming of DANGER MAN. "I can remember precisely; here was a setting beautiful enough, mysterious enough, a base for our man in isolation." Markstein, as we know, left after thirteen episodes, unhappy with the way the series was heading. Undoubtedly it took McGoohan, with his drive, ideas, imagination, ambition, perfectionism, to create and ensure the series had 'classic' status.

Dieser beitrag ist aus der von Dave Barrie 1996 organisierten veranstaltung "The Long And Winding Road" entstanden und wurde von SIX OF ONE 1996 als sonderpublikation herausgegeben. Dave Barrie gründete 1977 die PRISONER Appreciation Society SIX OF ONE.

 


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