In Bed with Medinner was a mixture of stand up comedy and short sketches. The series was broadcast in a late night slot and starred and was written by Bob Mills. Air dates for some of the ITV regions varied slightly.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama. Since its debut, the series' enduring popularity has led to its influencing and being referenced in a range of other media, such as the film The Truman Show, and the television shows Lost and The X-Files. The producer of The X-Files called The Prisoner “the Gone with the Wind of its genre.” The Guardian wrote that “Without The Prisoner, we'd never have had cryptic, mindbending TV series like Twin Peaks or Lost. It's the Citizen Kane of British TV – a programme that changed the landscape.” For references to The Prisoner in other media see The Prisoner in other media.
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Jack Kirby fashioned a Prisoner homage in Fantastic Four #s 84, March 1969—87, June 1969, involving Doctor Doom's kingdom of Latveria. Grant Morrison's graphic novel The Invisibles, about a group of revolutionaries rebelling against a secret world-controlling authority, contains several references to The Prisoner. In the collection Entropy in the UK, Invisibles leader King Mob is captured by government agent Sir Miles Delacourt; they exchange the show's famous opening lines: “What do you want?” “Information.” “You won't get it.” “By hook or by crook, we will.” A major character in the series referred to as “Mr. 6”. In the graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier by Alan Moore, the Village is referenced as an installation of the Thought Police during the Big Brother regime, the government having put out a contract for “dream inducers and killer balloons for some Welsh set-up”, alluding to the series’s real-life location. In Alan Moore's V for Vendetta, V confronts Lewis Prothero with a recreation of the Larkhill Death Camp that he once ran, which resembles the minimal set against black drapes used by Number Two to recreate Number Six's childhood in “Once Upon a Time”. The Prisoner is parodied in the story 'Zero Zone' in issues 106-107 of Sonic the Comic, where Sonic is taken to a zone resembling the Village and brainwashed into believing he is 'Citizen Seven'. The zone features a pink bouncing ball that immobilises and incapacitates Sonic when he tries to escape. It is revealed at the end of the story that the zone's ruler, 'Citizen One', was actually a computer program designed by Dr. Robotnik who broke free of its programming and created the fake reality due to loneliness. In Barry Windsor-Smith's “Weapon X”, Wolverine is presented as a secret agent (driving a Lotus Seven) who resigns and is subsequently knocked out by agents and taken to an undisclosed location.
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