The Prisoner

Stamp design, artwork – mixed media – student project, 2011
Stamp design, artwork – mixed media – student project, 2011

The Prisoner theme music

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.

Science Fiction stamp poster (594 x 420 mm) Stars and planets (background collage) courtesy of the Internet Student project, 2011
Science Fiction stamp poster – student project, 2011

5 thoughts on “The Prisoner

  1. 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!

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