The Laughing Prisoner
Down The Tube
the most memorable Prisoner spoof was originally shown in April 1987 as part of the channel 4 music programme The Tube. Presenter Jools Holland resigned and woke up in the Village as Number 7, accompanied by Number 2 (Stephen Fry), Number 3 (nonsense-speaking Stanley Unwin) and, thanks to clips from The Prisoner, Number 6 himself.
co-written by enthusiasts Holland and Fry, The Laughing Prisoner was filmed on location in Portmeirion in a cold January 1987. Popular bands of the day Magnum, Siouxsie and the Banshees and xtc were seen performing at landmarks such as the Bristol colonnade (the bandstand in The Prisoner).