The Laughing Prisoner 1987-04-03 ( current )

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A funny remake of "The Prisoner" - with a 1980's twist to it 'The Laughing Prisoner' is a remake (or homage) of (to) the Kafkaesque 1960's television show 'The Prisoner' with Patrick McGoohan in the lead role. This time it is a successful television presenter (Jools Holland) who decides to quit at the height of his stardom. He is abducted from his apartment and brought to the village, where number 2 (a young Stephen Fry) is questioning him. The whole show has a cosy 1980's feel to it, with several bands from that period performing their music.

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Cast:
  • Terence Alexander
  • Stephen Fry
  • Jools Holland
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Patrick McGoohan
Crew:
  • Geoff Wonfor (Director)
  • Stephen Fry (Writer)
  • Jools Holland (Writer)
  • Hugh Laurie (Writer)
  • Rowland Rivron (Writer)
Company:

Tyne Tees Television

Country:

United Kingdom

Genres:

TV Movie

Release Date:

1987-04-03 USA

Run Time:

41 min

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