The Tally Ho talks to Michael Pickwoad

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, we talk to production designer Michael Pickwoad who worked on the 2009 reimagining of The Prisoner.


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MICHAEL PICKWOAD is a production designer who has worked on many classic British movies and TV series, including Withnail & IPoirot and, most recently seasons 6 to 11 of Doctor Who. Michael spoke to us about his design choices for the mini-series, their deviations from the original, and the location shoot in Namibia and South Africa. His team was nominated for their work on the series for an Excellence in Production Design Award from the Art Directors Guild.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Alex Cox

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, recorded the day before the 50th anniversary of the show, we talk to legendary film director Alex Cox.


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ALEX COX is the director of many feature films, including Sid & Nancy and Repo Man. A lifelong fan of The Prisoner, Alex has written a new book about the show, I Am (Not) A Number: Decoding The Prisoner. We spoke to Alex about the cultural importance of The Prisoner, its continued social relevance, and the way his new book seeks to unravel the secrets of the series.

I Am (Not) A Number: Decoding The Prisoner is out now as an ebook, with the paperback due to be published on 7 December from Kamera Books.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Rick Davy from The Unmutual

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, we talked to Rick Davy: fan, writer and all round expert on The Prisoner.


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RICK DAVY runs The Unmutual, one of the best online sources of news, interviews and features on The Prisoner. He is the author of The Prisoner: The Essential Guide (Quoit Media Limited, 2017) and recently contributed the text commentary of the forthcoming DVD/Blu-Ray set of The Prisoner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show. Find out more about The Unmutual on the website, Facebook and Twitter.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho: a podcast about The Prisoner

The Tally Ho is a podcast from Time for Cakes and Ale all about the classic TV show The Prisoner. We started these to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show and in early 2018, we will be doing a full episode-by-episode series of podcasts. To keep up to date follow us on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast in all the usual places (e.g. iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn…) listed here. The Tally Ho podcasts are below and the list is constantly updated.

Welcome to The Tally Ho

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The Tally Ho talks to Fiona Moore, co-author of Fall Out: the Unofficial Guide

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The Tally Ho talks to Nicholas Briggs and Iain Meadows from Big Finish Productions

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The Tally Ho talks to Rob Fairclough, author of The Official Companion and the Complete Script Books

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The Tally Ho talks to Rick Davy from The Unmutual

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The Tally Ho talks to Alex Cox, author of I Am (Not) A Number: Decoding The Prisoner

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The Tally Ho talks to Michael Pickwoad, production designer on the 2009 mini-series

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

The Tally Ho talks to Robert Fairclough

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, recorded just before the 50th anniversary of the show, we talk to Robert Fairclough.


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ROBERT FAIRCLOUGH is an expert on cult classic television shows with numerous writing, production and graphic design credits. He is the author of The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the TV Series (2002) and The Prisoner: The Complete Scripts Volumes 1 & 2 (2005). Find out more about Rob and his published works, including guidebooks to Callan, The Avengers and The Sweeney on his website and blog. He also contributes to We Are Cult.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Nick Briggs and Iain Meadows from Big Finish Productions

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, we talk to Nicholas Briggs and Iain Meadows from Big Finish Productions about their Prisoner audiodramas.

Nick is showrunner and writer on the series and Iain is the sound designer. Both are huge Prisoner fans and talked to us about their thoughts on the original series and the challenges of adapting it for audio. Now in their second series, these audiodramas are well worth checking out if you are a fan of the show.


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NICHOLAS BRIGGS is an actor, writer, director and co-founder of Big Finish Productions, which is known for its acclaimed audio productions in the universes of Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, The Avengers and more recently, The Prisoner. He has led the team that has reimagined The Prisoner as an audiodrama series, currently in its second series. This outstanding collection includes new adaptations and riffs on episodes of the TV series, alongside original stories perfectly in keeping with The Prisoner mythology. Their collection of Prisoner audiodramas can be found here and include a host of great bonus materials when purchased direct from Big Finish. Find out more about Nick on his website. He’s also the voice of the Daleks on Doctor Who!

IAIN MEADOWS is a writer, broadcaster and sound designer who has worked on many audiodramas for Big Finish as well as with his own production company Spiteful Puppet, which has recently produced an award-winning Robin of Sherwood audiodrama, available here.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Fiona Moore

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, recorded earlier this year at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, we talk to Fiona Moore.


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FIONA MOORE is an author of guidebooks to SF television series, plays, audio dramas, and stories. She is also a Professor of Business Anthropology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the co-author, with Alan Stevens of Fall Out: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to The Prisoner (Telos Publishing, 2007). Find out more about Fiona and her published works, including guidebooks to Blake’s 7 and Battlestar Galactica,  on her website and at Kaldor City.

Information on the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy in Toronto Public Library can be found here.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

Welcome to The Tally Ho podcast – episode 1!

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this opening episode we talk about our love for the show as it reaches its 50th anniversary, and share our plans for what you can expect from The Tally Ho in the coming weeks and months.

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To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.


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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

The Tally Ho: Our new podcast about The Prisoner

THE PRISONER, one of our favourite shows of all time is turning 50 on Friday 29th Septmber 2017! To celebrate this, we’ve been putting together a series of podcast episodes that will begin this week: Welcome to The Tally Ho podcast from Time for Cakes and Ale!

The Tally Ho will feature interviews with people from all corners of the world of The Prisoner, including authors who have written about the show, fans, and creators of Prisoner-related works. We talk about what makes the show so special and what has inspired them to contribute to its enduring legacy.

In the new year we will be following this up with an in-depth 17-part episode-by-episode podcast featuring some very special guests to dissect each story from the original run.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find ‘Time for Cakes and Ale’. Episodes will be available through our main stream from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

If you subscribe to our podcast you will get access to all of our episodes and can choose to listen to specific ones or all of them. This will include The Tally Ho (about The Prisoner),  Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee (about Twin Peaks) and our original Time for Cakes and Ale episodes, covering our musings on whatever else takes our fancy.

All of our podcasts are completely free, and we love to hear from our listeners, so do get in touch to let us know what you think!

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10 Reasons why Twin Peaks fans should watch The Prisoner

Suffering from Twin Peaks withdrawal since the end of The Return? Scratching around the TV schedules for something that will grab you in the same way? Search no more – we have the box set for you. And it’s 50 years old this weekend. It’s the singular product of an artistic visionary Five decades before… Continue reading 10 Reasons why Twin Peaks fans should watch The Prisoner