The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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After witnessing the trials of Number Two and Number Forty-Eight and meeting the President of the Assembly, Number Six escapes during the chaos that follows.

Director:

Patrick McGoohan
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alexis Kanner ... Number Forty Eight
Angelo Muscat Angelo Muscat ... The Butler
Leo McKern ... Former Number Two
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... The President
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... The Supervisor
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... The Delegate
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Storyline

In the final episode of the series, Number 6 finds himself before a magistrate. He is given a place of honor however while the magistrate rules on the cases of several others. In the end, Number 6, Number 2, the butler and Number 48 all manage to escape and return to London while pandemonium races through the Village. . Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1968 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Alexis Kanner, much of the dialogue and action in this episode was improvised during filming. See more »

Goofs

Number Six walks past the same jukebox twice. It is easily identifiable by the Lesley Gore record in it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Supervisor: We thought you would feel happier as yourself.
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Crazy Credits

The episode opening credits are preceded by an on-screen acknowledgment of Portmeirion, where the episode was filmed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Killing Zoe (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Drumdramatics No. 1: Section 1 - Rolling Tympani With Beat
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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McGoohan's Revenge
1 September 2009 | by macheath-nySee all my reviews

As is now better known to the general public, this episode was hatched by McGoohan after he was told that the series was to be canceled. Originally, the preceding "Once Upon a Time" was to be the final episode of the first season. McKern was to die, The Prisoner was on his way to see Number 1, and the audience would have to wait the summer to find out what happens.

McGoohan, whose political and social viewpoint was by then clear to everyone who had watched the series from its inception, was as should be expected miffed by its termination, and decided to give audience and producers alike a run for their money. The surrealism of this episode is never matched again until the finale of 'Twin Peaks'(qv). I give it a 9 rather than a 10 because the preceding episode is im(ns)ho one of the greatest pieces of television drama ever written, and therefore should not ever have another piece from the same series given equal appraisal.


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