TV Series | TV-PG | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
One of the Number 2s states that the Village is a template for the world. Many fans of the show see it as prophetic, given that if anything levels of public surveillance have increased since the show aired, especially within the 21st century. CCTV is much more widespread in developed countries, and identification numbers have become indispensable for many purposes. It is also common to hear the world described as a "global village".
I am the original. He is the economy pack.
The number and knocker on the outside of Number 2's front door change style and position both within and between episodes.
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.
An alternative version of "Chimes of Big Ben", the second episode to be broadcast, is available on video. Besides different closing credits, the opening credit sequence features different music as well. In addition, several scenes that were never aired appear in this version, including one that indicates No. 6 has already located the Village, not only rendering the rest of the episode moot, but also much of the series!
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