In August 2006 we hosted two weekends of theme parties at our home based on the
1968 television series The Prisoner. This was
the '60's, baby - bright stripes, go-go boots and polyesther... there were some totally groovy costumes.
Party photo album -
Photos from the August 12th, Family and friends party
and August 26th, Friends from Work party.
~ "Be seeing you!"
So, why a Prisoner theme party?
We're celebrating Bob and Nancy's retirement - could the metaphor be any more obvious?
During our years of employment we've been pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed and yes, even numbered!
... But through it all we've never caved-in, never lost our integrity and never given up. This party celebrates our escape from
"I am not a number, I am a FREE MAN!"
What's it all about? ~
The Prisoner is considered by many to be the most unusual and thought-provoking television series ever
made. The series first aired in the United States in 1968 on CBS.
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 rosey exterior, The Village serves a
sinister purpose. People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected
or extracted. Village residents are assigned a number - 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 attempt to 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 located. He strives to discover the identity of Number One, and above all, he attempts