The Tally Ho – Episode 17: Fall Out

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Fall Out, the seventeenth, and final, episode of The Prisoner.

Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is taken into the literal and figurative depths of The Village to meet Number 1.

Join us as we discuss the surreal and shocking series finale of The Prisoner.

And stay tuned for the news from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 17: Fall Out

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.

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The Tally Ho – Episode 16: Once Upon A Time

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Once Upon A Time, the sixteenth episode of The Prisoner.

Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) and Number 2 (Leo McKern) enter the ‘Embryo Room’ to undergo Degree Absolute, a seven-day experimental process in which Number 6 is regressed to a childlike state and Number 2 takes on the roles of authority figures throughout his life. As the days and nights pass, the balance of power between the two men shifts and they are both pushed to psychological breaking point.

Join us as we discuss this truly remarkable episode which combines elements of the Theatre of the Absurd and psychoanalysis to explore the lengths that Number 2 is willing to go to in order to break Number 6 and the risks that the Village will take to finally find out why he resigned. And stay tuned for the news from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 16: Once Upon A Time

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 – Episode 15: The Girl who was Death

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at The Girl who was Death, the fifteenth episode of The Prisoner.

In this comic caper, Number 6 spins a tall tale about a suave spy on the search for Schnipps (Kenneth Griffiths), a mad scientist with a Napoleon fixation who is intent on destroying London. The mysterious Mr X soon draws the attention of Sonia (Justine Lord), Schnipps’ daughter, a glamorous psychopath who leaves a trail of deadly clues for her adversary to follow.

All is not as it seems in this surreal and quick-witted instalment of The Prisoner. Join us as we discuss the many nods to classic spy-fi of the era that are packed into the show, the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it prop cameo from another British series, and exactly where Sonia’s incredible quick change wardrobe is hiding in all the madness.

We are then joined once again by Rob Fairclough to discuss why The Girl who was Death is one of his favourite episodes! Rob is an expert on cult 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, a site of news, reviews and features dedicated to all things cult.

And stay tuned for the news round-up from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 15: The Girl who was Death

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 – 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 – Episode 13: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

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

In this episode we look at Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, the thirteenth episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is subjected to a bizarre experiment in which is mind is transferred into the body of a another man (Nigel Stock). Placed back in his London home with his memories of The Village erased, he struggles to convince the people closest to him of his true identity, including his fiancée Janet (Zena Walker).

His only hope may be to track down Professor Seltzman (Hugo Schuster), the missing scientist who invented the mind transference procedure and may have perfected its reversal. But it seems that everyone is looking for Seltzman, and hoping that Number 6 will lead them straight to him…

Join us as we discuss this strange episode in which Patrick McGoohan is notably absent! We are then joined by actor and writer Rupert Booth, the author of the wonderful McGoohan biography Not A Number to discuss McGoohan’s life and work. A huge thanks to Rupert for joining us! We also get our usual news round-up from Rick Davy of The Unmutual. And we take a look at some of our Twitter followers’ suggestions for their dream actor to have played Number 2 in the series!


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 13: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

Finally, if you’re curious how we put together Time for Cakes and Ale, we were recently interviewed by Pete Horgan for the Jeppstones tech blog ‘The Tech Behind’ series. We talk about how we got into this podcasting lark, the mics and software we use, what we’ve learned along the way and what advice we’d give to someone who wanted to get started!

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 – Episode 12: A Change of Mind

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at A Change of Mind, the twelfth episode of The Prisoner.

Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is hauled before the Village committee on charges of being “unmutual”, an anti-social member of the community. Unable and unwilling to engage with the process that is expected to rehabilitate him, he faces the prospect of undergoing “instant social conversion” at the hands of the Village surgeons. But Number 2 (John Sharp) has his own plan in mind to try and get Number 6 to finally reveal why he resigned.

Join us as we discuss this episode which touches on political show trials, social isolation and mob mentality. And stay tuned for the news from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 12: A Change of Mind

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 – Episode 11: It’s Your Funeral

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at It’s Your Funeral, the eleventh episode of The Prisoner. When he is tipped off by Number 50 (a terrific guest turn by Annette Andre), Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is drawn into an assassination plot apparently targeting the new Number 2 (Derren Nesbitt). As he tries to uncover the truth, Number 6 learns about the “jammers” – Village residents who use misinformation and confusion tactics to undermine the Village hierarchy as a means to resist their captors – and tries to subvert the assassination and prevent Village reprisals against its own citizens. The mystery deepens when he realises that the plot is in fact being orchestrated by the Village and implemented by the new Number 2, and the real target is the retiring Number 2 (Andre van Gyseghem).

Join us as we discuss this unusual episode which deepens the mythology of the show and features an array of new Village characters involved in this intricately plotted caper. We also take detours into some of the behind-the-scenes anecdotes that influenced the shape of the episode, Number 6’s waterskiing skills, the number of Number 2s in the episode and the return of kosho!

We are also joined by the wonderful Annette Andre (who starred as Number 50 in this episode) to discuss her time working on The Prisoner and her incredible career on stage and screen, where she is perhaps best remembered as Jeannie Hopkirk in classic TV show Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). And stay tuned for the news from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 11: It’s Your Funeral

Annette began her career as a ballet dancer, before moving to the stage and radio, and eventually television. A series of highly regarded television and film appearances, as she moved from her native Australia to Europe, led to the start of a hugely successful acting career. Her celebrated performances include guest appearances on many classic 60s/70s television shows (such as The Avengers, The Saint, The Baron, The Prisoner, The Persuaders, The New Avengers, Return of the Saint) and later roles on Crossroads and Prisoner: Cell Block H. She always maintained her love of the stage and in the 70s, performed in an array of many acclaimed West End and touring productions in the UK and Australia. However, Annette is most well known for her role in the eternally popular Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) as Jeannie Hopkirk opposite Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope.

More recently, Annette has become an advocate of animal welfare issues through her association with the Born Free Foundation and is also an accomplished artist. Annette’s autobiography will be out later in the year from Quoit Media.

We would like to thank Annette for joining us for a chat about her role in The Prisoner, and her celebrated career on stage and screen.

Annette runs a wonderful website with news and updates, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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 – Episode 10: Hammer Into Anvil

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

In this episode we look at Hammer Into Anvil, the tenth episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) promises to bring down the sadistic new Number 2 (Patrick Cargill) after the tragic suicide of a young woman. To do so he must work his way through the layers that protect Number 2, including his enforcer Number 14 (Basil Hoskins).

Join us as we discuss this surprising episode where the mechanisms of The Village are made to work against the very person who believes they are in control. We also take detours into Don Quixote, Hamlet, and how to care for your hydrangeas, while Number 6 and Number 14 take their own detour with a quick bout of Kosho. And stay tuned for the news from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 10: Hammer Into Anvil

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 – Episode 9: Checkmate

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

In this episode we look at Checkmate, the ninth episode of The Prisoner. After taking part in a game of human chess, Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) believes he has found a foolproof way to tell which of his fellow residents are also prisoners, and which are really on the side of The Village. Armed with this knowledge he begins to assemble a team for a daring escape attempt.

Join us as we discuss this episode which contains some of the most iconic visuals of the whole series and a terrific supporting cast. We are then joined once again by Rick Davy of The Unmutual to discuss Checkmate and the upcoming ‘Not a Number’ event to celebrate the life and career of Patrick McGoohan. A pair of tickets to the event on 23 June is up for grabs for Tally Ho listeners – tune in to Rick’s news round-up to find out more!


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 9: Checkmate

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 – Episode 8: Dance of the Dead

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

In this episode we look at Dance of the Dead, the eighth episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is invited to take part in the annual carnival, but is given his own suit to wear as a costume. When a dead body washes up on the beach with a pocket radio he attempts to communicate with the outside world. But Number 2 (Mary Morris) and her team of observers have other plans for the body, and for an old friend Number 6 finds in the village, the doomed Roland Walter Dutton.

Join us as we discuss this remarkable episode which plays with the very notion of life and death, ripe with overtones of classical mythology and fairy tales. We are then joined once again by Prof Fiona Moore, an anthropologist at Royal Holloway, University of London, and co-author of Fall Out: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to The Prisoner. 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.

We also get a news round-up from Rick Davy of The Unmutual on what’s happening in the world of The Prisoner.


Direct download: The Tally Ho – Episode 8: Dance of the Dead

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.