The Prisoner (1968-1969): The prisoner is a former British spy who, having abruptly resigned from the secret service, has been abducted and imprisoned in a strange village…and he has no idea who his captors are. “I am not a number, I am a free man” was the catchphrase of the series. The stamp depicts the prisoner being apprehended by a large, white, mysterious bouncing bubble called ‘Rover’.
Those bouncing bubbles used to give me nightmares!
The stamp design, poster and text are from one of my favourite student projects. Each stamp depicts an iconic science fiction TV series from the 1960s. For a recap on the project, click here.
5 thoughts on “The Prisoner”
I don’t remember this TV series but the storyline is very interesting!
I saw it as reruns in the ’80s… from memory it was more style than substance — and I’m okay with that : )
I remember The Prisoner! From reruns, too…I was a bit young in ’68 to be watching it. I’d forgotten that the bubble was called “Rover,” the proto-drone! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this fun bit of your project!
This is so cool. Love your work!
It was downright weird Lol ! That BALL …