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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Creator:

Patrick McGoohan

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3 December 2004 | darienwerfhorst
The coolest show of 2004
Who would think that the coolest show of 2004 would have been the rebroadcast of this 1960's British classic?

When I lived in the U.K. I heard about this show a lot, and when I went to Wales was told about the town where it was filmed, but I had no idea why people were so durned excited about it.

It can be murky and deliberately obscure, but I'm not sure I've ever seen a show as creative and bizarre....and you have to love the fact that No. 6 always looks so dammed serious!

Seriously, it's worth watching, if only to remember how important good writing and unique ideas used to be in television!

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Did You Know?

Trivia

McGoohan arranged for another actor to play Number Six for one episode (a mind-swap story) so he could take time off to film Ice Station Zebra (1968).


Quotes

Number 6: I will not make any deals with you. I've resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own. I resign.


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 (1967) it is located in the vicinity of Lithuania and Poland, on the Baltic Sea; according to The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns (1967) it is on the coast of Morocco or southern Portugal, possibly an island; it is implied in The Prisoner: Fall Out (1968) that the village is in England near London, in Kent county.


Crazy Credits

In the two episodes in which Alexis Kanner receives screen credit ("Living in Harmony" and "Fall Out") his name is surrounded by a white box. No other actor's name is emphasized in this way.


Alternate Versions

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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Written by
Ron Grainer
Performed by Ron Grainer Orchestra

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Genres

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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