Thursday, 1 July 2010
Did this episode inspire the "hilarious" 1990 Robbie Coltrane film Nuns on The Run? The story of Doreen and Frankie's escape has it all. One minute you feel their fear as they try to avoid the police (who seem to be EVERYWHERE). Another minute, you're laughing along with them as they squabble and play dress up. And then you're touched as they inveigle their way into the life of a lonely pensioner lady, who protects them, but must ultimately be abandoned. And last of all - you'll be sobbing your eyes out when Frankie is shot down in a hail of bullets. Oh Prisoner - you'll feel more things in a single episode than you will in a decade of normal living.