The Prisoner (UK)

A. B. and C.

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/15/67
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  • Episode Description
  • The new Number Two uses a new wonder drug to tap into Number Six's subconscious to try to discover why he resigned from the Service. Over a period of three nights he encounters A, B and C in separate circumstances, at Madame Engadine's party. Unknown to Number Two, Number Six has realised what has happened, and uses his dreams to prove that he was not selling out.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick McGoohan

    Number Six

  • Angelo Muscat

    The Butler

  • Anthony Skene

  • George Markstein

  • David Tomblin

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Intense

    By virtucar, Nov 29, 2006

  • The use of drugs on the mind of Number 6.

    By webstercitian, Aug 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (viewing Number Six's thoughts) Number Two: Extraordinary. How very single-minded. Number Fourteen: He's not conventional. Number Two: I sometimes think he's not human.

    • Engadine: And remember.. you're mine. Number Six: Really? Engadine: Be horrible to other women. Number Six: I promise. Engadine: Oh, thank you.

    • "A": News of old friends travels quickly. Number Six: In a few hours. "A": To you and to me, news is like air. We breathe it deeply. We draw it from far and wide. Number Six: If it's interesting. "A": What are you going to do with your freedom. Number Six: Go fishing. "A": Perhaps you're fishing now.

    • Number Six: You never could take a hint. "A": I don't want a hint. I want you.

    • Number Six: He may return. "B": Oh, being killed is an occupational hazard. Number Six: Like a sitting duck.

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    Notes (7)

    • A scene involving Number Two (Colin Gordon) and Number Fourteen (Sheila Mathews) discussing their experiment on Number Six in the former's office was filmed but eventually cut.

    • Number Fourteen's laboratory is a redress of Number Two's office set.

    • This episode had two working titles: "Play in 3 Acts" and "1, 2 & 3."

    • Georgina Cookson (Blond Lady) would later portray Mrs. Butterworth in "

    • Along with Leo McKern, Mary Morris and Peter Wyngarde, Colin Gordon is one of only four Number Twos to have their voices added to the interrogation scene in the opening credits. The "standard" voice of Number Two was provided by Robert Rietty.

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