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The Prisoner, Portmeirion Hotel, cult, tv, memorabilia.
The Portmeirion Hotel
Website The Portmeirion Hotel

This beautiful and unique hotel is truly famous as the setting for the cult TV programme The Prisoner - the place known as 'The Village'. The hotel and its grounds were conceived by genius architect and designer Clough Williams-Ellis and are to be found in Snowdonia in north Wales. His vision was quite remarkable - to build a village consisting of Italianate and European-influenced buildings and follies whilst providing generous grounds for local and exotic-looking trees, shrubs and plants to thrive. But this is no model village or museum - it's a fine hotel which is open all the year round for staying guests as well as for day-trippers to sample the local sandy beaches and woodlands. There is also a shop which sells Prisoner-related memorabilia as well as several restaurants

Gwynedd, LL48 6ET, Cymru/Wales
Tel: 01766 770228, Fax: 01766 771331

Remarks More details on The Prisoner can be found in the Star Interviews section of this website, including interviews with two of the stars, Annette André and Jane Merrow
Network DVD 

Award winning independent distributor and publisher Network Releasing Ltd have been releasing DVD’s for 18 years.
Bringing you the best of British television and films to your home entertainment screens with such greats as The Prisoner, Randle and Hopkirk Deceased, The Saint, Department S, The Goodies ...and many more, with over 800 titles in the Network catalogue.
Renowned for high quality releases and excellent special features, there is something for everyone at Network.

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Eero Aarnio - classic plastic furniture
Website Eero Aarnio

The designer Eero Aarnio and his famous plastic furniture like ball chairs / globe chairs (as featured in many cult TV and films including The Prisoner) , bubble chairs, pastil chairs, tomato chairs and others. You'll also find information about the manufacturer and resellers of Eero Aarnio furniture.


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Mathmos - The original lava lamps - invented by our founder Edward Craven-Walker in 1963
Website Mathmos
Details The Original lava lamp the "Astro" was invented by Edward Craven-Walker in 1963. His invention was based on a wartime egg timer he saw in a Dorset pub. Mr Craven-Walker remained a consultant at Mathmos until his sad death in 2000. We still make lava lamps in Poole, Dorset, UK. At Mathmos we design, manufacture and market our own range of award winning branded ambient lights. We are proud of both our long British manufacturing history and of our Queens Award winning  exports.

Millions of people have been proud to give and delighted to own Mathmos products all over the world for nearly 50 years.

The Mathmos story begins with the invention of the lava lamp by our founder Edward Craven-Walker in 1963. Mr. Craven-Walker was a great British inventor, entrepreneur and eccentric. Apart from inventing the lava lamp he also made underwater naturist films, flew helicopters, drove a fire engine, was a world war two pilot, a talented accountant, entertained the cast of the 60s musical Hair and owned a naturist camp in Dorset.

Taking years to develop the formula original models were made with orange squash bottles.

The “astro” and “astro baby” were the first two lava lamps launched in 1963 and 1964 respectively. They were an instant hit and became one of the defining products of the swinging ‘60s appearing in cult TV series ''The Prisoner" and  "Dr.Who".

They were manufactured in Poole, Dorset, and have been in continuous production in the UK ever since.

Call or email us

Tel: 01202 620114


Mathmos Ltd.
Unit 4 Holton Road,
Holton Heath Trading Park,
Poole, Dorset, BH16 6LG

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