Six of One

are pleased to announce

 

PortmeiriCon 2017

 

will take place over

the weekend of

 

Friday 31st March

to

Sunday 2nd April 2017

 

On-line and postal convention

registrations will be available

from early June 2016

 

 

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- Book release news -

 

 

50 YEARS OF “THE PRISONER”

by Roger Langley

 

210 pages, abundantly illustrated,

with unpublished photos - including a special tribute to the actor and a

full chronicle of his once in a lifetime production. The complete history of “The Prisoner”, covering each year’s events throughout five decades, up to the present time and looking ahead to the worldwide 50th anniversary premieres next year onwards.

 

 

New information, giving an in-depth look for the first time at the series’ story, from its inception, through the production years, plus its journey around the world spanning half a century. Comments, interviews, accounts and an extensive overview of TV’s greatest and enduring creation. Available from:

www.sixofone-escape.co.uk

£6.99 + 99pp UK - £11.99 and £13.99 Europe and ROW including Air Mail postage.

 

 

 

 

For further details about joining

Six of One, registering for PortmeiriCon 2017 and the availability of convention accommodation in Portmeirion, please click on the links on this front page.

 

Summer 2016

 

Mailout

 

'Out beginning of June'

 

 

 

PortmeiriCon 2016

Guests Martyn Ware and Meurig Jones

in conversation with Tim Bourne

 

 

Brian Gorman in Number 6's Carnival Cabaret with Mark Mortimer & friends

 

 

PortmeiriCon 2016

photographs courtesy of Nadine Coffey,

Sue Bourne and Debs McDougall

 

 

 

 

 

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PortmeiriCon 2017

 

A very special occasion

 

Next year’s Prisoner convention in Portmeirion will be Six of One’s 35th event and significantly a milestone date for 'the Prisoner'. As we move into 2017, incredibly it will be the 50th anniversary of the first UK screening of the series and fans from all over the world will be celebrating this unique and special  landmark occasion. PortmeiriCon 2017 will be an opportunity to pay homage to Patrick McGoohan's remarkable work and celebrate the longevity  of the most imaginative and  enigmatic television programme that has  ever been produced.

 

It is difficult to think of or name another television series that has asked so many questions and invoked so much  debate over a fifty year period. Unlike many TV programmes from the Sixties and beyond, 'the Prisoner' still stands up today and retains a high level of credibility and belief. The series was completely unique, it questioned our own freedom and highlighted how we can be prisoners of our own lives.  The Village displayed information posters such as, "Questions are a burdon to others, answers  a prison for oneself". Ironically, either by geneious design or just by luck, 'the Prisoner' created more demands for answers and detailed examinations of it's messages, than could ever be imagined, which continues today.  Its image of future technology was visionary and when you watch the series on blue ray format, the quality is such that it feels like it has just been filmed in recent times.

 

Six of One are proud and delighted to be part of the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations of the first UK television screenings. We hope our members will support next years special event in Portmeirion and look forward to meeting up with friends  old and new. BCNU

 

 

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PortmeiriCon 2016

special guest - Denise Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  PORTMEIRICON

 

Join in the fun of the annual “The Prisoner” convention, held in the grounds of Portmeirion, the colourful setting that doubled for “The Village” in the TV series.

 

With a full programme of both inside and outside events, the convention is a must-attend for every enthusiast of The Prisoner or those interested in cult television generally.

 

The current Six of One convention team have been organising conventions at Portmeirion since 2001 and each year strive to make the next convention even better. Conventions are self-financing and the organisation, preparation, setting up and running of the event each year is on a completely voluntary basis, provided by a dedicated group of people. Conventions are for members and are always promoted and run in a very friendly atmosphere. Six of One would like to thank Portmeirion and all their staff for all of their support and the continued success of Portmeiricon.

 

 

CLICK HERE to register for PortmeiriCon 2017 – BCNU.

 

 

 

The Prisoner

 

Patrick McGoohan plays a man who resigns from a top secret position and is abducted from his London home. He finds himself in a beautiful village where everything is bright and cheerful – the people, their clothes, the buildings, the flowers. But despite this rosy exterior, the village serves a sinister purpose.

 

People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected or extracted. Everyone in the village is assigned a number instead of a name – the prisoner is Number Six. Chief interrogator and administrator is Number Two, but he isn’t the boss – an unseen Number One is the boss.

 

Failure is not tolerated in the village, and most episodes feature a new Number Two, though some are privileged to return for a second chance to break Number Six and discover why he resigned. The Prisoner struggles to keep this information from his captors and to find out which side runs the village and where it is. He strives to discover the identity of Number One , and above all, he attempts to escape.  

 

The Prisoner - More Information

  

 

SIX OF ONE, established in 1977, is a non-commercial society and is the only official appreciation society for THE PRISONER television series. Six of One is administered by a small number of enthusiasts, all unpaid volunteers working in their own free time. There is no "head" of the society, all decisions are made by democratic means through members of the Organisation Team. Team members are simply those who undertake a body of work on behalf of the society as a whole and the team expands and contracts to meet changing circumstances.

 

Society members are encouraged to participate, if they wish to do so, at every level.There is a convention at Portmeirion, where the series was filmed, and other social events and location visits are organised from time-to-time.

 

Membership of the society is by annual subscription and brings regular mailings which include a quality professionally printed magazine each time plus other printed items. You can join online by credit card or by mail.

 

For full society details CLICK HERE

 

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Number 6 heading to the stone

boat in the 'Election Parade'

Martyn Ware, Meurig Jones and

surprise guest Mike McCartney

Rover pounces during the human chess game from 'Checkmate'