Iron Maiden - The Prisoner (from the BBC TV show of the same name) This from songfacts.com A musical adaptation of the old BBC television series, The Prisoner. The song begins with Patrick McGoohan's opening narration from the show. Rod Smallwood, the band manager, was very nervous about calling Patrick McGoohan to get permission to use the quote. After bolstering up the courage to call McGoohan, he explained the proposition uncomfortably. McGoohan thought for a moment, than asked, "What was the band's name again?" Rod, who was downright scared at this point, told him again. "A rock band, you say?" McGoohan continued thoughtfully. Suddenly, he commanded "Do it!" sharply before hanging up. The band cracked up at this afterwards.