The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.


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  • Annette Andre in The Prisoner (1967)
  • Patrick McGoohan at an event for The Prisoner (1967)
  • Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner (1967)
  • The Prisoner (1967)
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Cast & Crew

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Creator:

Patrick McGoohan

Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to the quirks of ITV's regional franchise, "The Prisoner" was not seen in North Wales (where the outdoor scenes were filmed) until 1970 when HTV bought it up.


Quotes

The Double: The trouble with science is that it can be perverted.


Goofs

There is inconsistency about the location of the village, and whether it is on an island or not, perhaps deliberately: according to The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben it is located in the vicinity of Lithuania and Poland, on the Baltic Sea; according to The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns it is on the coast of Morocco or southern Portugal, possibly an island; it is implied in The Prisoner: Fall Out that the village is in England near London, in Kent county.


Crazy Credits

Most (but not all) episodes begin with a recap taken from the first episode of Number Six waking in his "new home" and looking out of his window at the Village. This is followed by a standard dialogue between him and Number Two (i.e. "Where am I?" "In the Village.") which plays out under the episode credits. In most episodes, the actor playing Number Two recites the lines during this sequence, but in some episodes an uncredited male actor does the chore. The sequence is altered on two notable occasions: The Number Two played by Colin Gordon in two episodes introduces himself as "I am Number Two" instead of "The New Number Two" as all other actors do. In the episode "Many Happy Returns" the face of that week's Number Two is not revealed during the sequence in order to preserve the element of surprise.

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Genres

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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