Sky One is producing a "big budget" remake of the 1960s drama The Prisoner to star Christopher Eccleston in the lead role. "I Am Not A Number I Am A Free Man" by Steve Watson. http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2006/040506new_prisoner.htm In the original series, Patrick McGoohan played a British intelligence agent who was kidnapped after his acrimonious resignation. He found himself in "The Village," an island prison camp artfully disguised as a vacation resort. The other inmates were persons like himself whose liberty was adjudged inconvenient because they "knew too much." The camp occupants were kept under control mostly by means of ubiquitous electronic surveillance, constant propaganda, and, occasionally, when these weren't fully effective, violence and mind-bending drugs. The warders attempted to replace rational thought and discourse with idiotic slogans. Obviously "The Village" and The Prisoner have nothing to do with contemporary society where such things simply do not happen.