Not at all. I have always much preferred this to THE PRISONER.Before The Prisoner McGoohan was Danger Man, agent John Drake. Is it heresy to prefer this?
It was in many ways PM's reaction to the James Bond films of that era.I had no idea this existed. Now I'm intrigued.
Try to watch this one in order, starting with the 30-minute episodes. IMO, probably the best of the wave of telly spy shows that broke over the public in the wake of the 007 craze; although Dangerman had its share of exotic locales, cunning villains and slinky babes, the tone of the series was more in line with John LeCarre than Ian Fleming, suggesting, ultimately, that espionage is a rather bleak business, and one in which no one comes off well at the end.I had no idea this existed. Now I'm intrigued.
If McGoohan wanted to remove doubt he could played Number 6 with an accent or with a moustache or something. Of course Six and Drake are the same , but Ralph Smart creator of Danger Man would have wanted royalties if Drake had been used in The Prisoner.
I wasn't aware that there was any doubt on the matter.