The Tally Ho – Episode 14: Living in Harmony

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Living in Harmony, the fourteenth episode of The Prisoner.

In an unusual Western spin on The Prisoner, The Stranger (Patrick McGoohan) resigns from his role of Sheriff in the Old West, but is captured and brought to the mysterious town of Harmony, whose citizens are governed by the ruthless Judge (David Bauer). However, refusal to conform and take up the role of Sheriff in this new town brings him into confrontation with Judge and his unhinged right-hand man, The Kid (Alexis Kanner). Assisted by Kathy, the saloon girl, The Stranger is forced to confront the criminal elements in this lawless town but in doing so, unravels the reality of where, and who, he really is.

Join us as we discuss this striking episode which uses the Western genre to explore the social and political ethos of The Prisoner in a refreshing new setting. And stay tuned for the news from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual, and a preview of our upcoming interview with Living in Harmony writer Ian L. Rakoff.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 14: Living in Harmony

Also, with the sad news of the passing of legendary production designer Michael Pickwoad, who worked on productions such Withnail & I and Doctor Who, our thoughts are with his family and friends. We interviewed Michael last year to discuss his work on the 2009 remake of The Prisoner, and you can find the episode 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 including iTunes, Hipcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed View RSS XML. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

You can find all of our 2018 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

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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 Titan’s ‘The Prisoner: Original Art Edition’ with David Leach

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

In this special episode we look at the new deluxe hardcover The Prisoner: Original Art Edition based on The Prisoner from Titan Comics. We chat to editor David Leach about how this project came together and what fans can expect from this long-awaited release. He also gives us a sneak peek of Titan’s future plans for The Prisoner.

This new collection features two alternate versions of ‘Arrival’, the first episode of The Prisoner, both previously unreleased, and now presented in full-scale facsimile format. The first adaptation is written and drawn by the legendary Jack Kirby, the second is written by Steve Englehart and drawn by Gil Kane.

Although the main draw is the beautiful presentation of these works, the extra features are a genuine delight that elevate this book to essential status for comic book and/or The Prisoner fans:

  1. A Foreword by Mike Royer, inker/letterer in the Kirby version
  2. A double-page Kirby spread, newly coloured by Mike Allred
  3. Writing The Prisoner, an all-new essay by writer Steve Englehart
  4. A newly lettered version (by Rick Parker) of the Englehart/Kane edition, with the accompanying script transcriptions
  5. A reproduction of the original 1967 The Prisoner ITC Press Book
  6. The Making of a Television Legend: The Story of The Prisoner by Rick Davy from The Unmutual Website
  7. Biographies of Jack Kirby and Gil Kane


Direct download: The Tally Ho talks Titan’s ‘The Prisoner: Original Art Edition’ with David Leach

The Prisoner: Original Art Edition is available from all good comic book shops and through numerous online comics retailers, including Titan Comics. A huge thanks to David for joining us to discuss this new book! Titan Comics have also recently started an all-new miniseries based on The Prisoner. Check out our podcast HERE from earlier in the year when we interviewed writer Peter Milligan and editor David Leach, and our blog Q&A with artist Colin Lorimer.

You can also find out more about Jack Kirby’s life and career at the Kirby Museum.

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 including iTunes, Hipcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed View RSS XML. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

You can find all of our 2018 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

Be seeing you!

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 all about The Prisoner

The Tally Ho is a podcast from Time for Cakes and Ale all about the classic TV series The Prisoner. We are currently doing a full episode-by-episode series of podcasts about the show. To keep up to date follow us on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast in… Continue reading The Tally Ho: a podcast all about The Prisoner

The Tally Ho – Episode 1: Arrival

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

In this episode we look at ARRIVAL, the first episode of The Prisoner and one of the greatest TV openings of all time. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) resigns his government job and wakes up in a mysterious and dangerous place known only as The Village. Beneath its quaint and colourful exterior lies a sophisticated mechanism of psychological torture and control. Who can you trust? How can you escape? Who is in charge? Arrival is the first chapter of this groundbreaking show that remains as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

We also preview our bonus two-part episode coming next week spanning our interests in both The Prisoner and Twin Peaks (listen to find out!), and get a news round up from Rick Davy of The Unmutual on what’s happening in the world of The Prisoner!


Direct download: Episode 1: Arrival

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 including iTunes, Hipcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed View RSS XML. 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 enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on TwitterFacebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

Be seeing you!

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.