04 August 2007

I'm Not A Number, I Am The Alternate Opening Title Credits!!!

Also from "The Prisoner" comes this set of alternate opening title credits, with the musical theme by Wilfred Josephs, rather than Ron Grainer's famous title music.

This was an earlier version of the series' opening titles, that was rejected, mainly because it was felt that Josephs' score wasn't adequate to the task(I believe), and, if so, I have to concur with that decision.

It was, however, kept in the sample episode that was shown to the press before the series' initial release, along with some closing footage that was also later replaced.

This was thought to have been lost, until, sometime in the 1980's, a copy of this turned up in Canada.

Be seeing you.

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