The Prisoner (UK)

A Change of Mind

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 12/31/67
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  • Episode Description
  • After becoming involved in a fight with two thugs, Number Six is declared 'unmutual' by the Village committee who recommend that he undergo 'instant social treatment'. However, due to Number Six's importance he is not actually administered the treatment, but is only tricked into thinking he has had it. Number Six later realises this, and manages to get the Village doctor on his side. With her help he has plans for Number Two.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick McGoohan

    Number Six

  • Angelo Muscat

    The Butler

  • Roger Parkes

  • Angela Browne

    Number Eighty Six

  • John Sharp

    Number Two

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Number Six becomes civilized

    By Bittman, Jun 30, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Committee Member: It is the duty of this Committee to deal with complaints. Number Six: Complaints? Committee Voice: Your complaints. Number Six: Well done. I have several.

    • Number Two: Do carry on. Number Six: No time for tea? Number Two: No. Only your future.

    • First Member of Social Group: All right, say you're a poet and you were composing, and you failed to hear Number Ten's greeting. Second Member of Social Group: Neglect of social principle. Number Six: Poetry has a social value. Second Member of Social Group: He's trying to divide us. First Member of Social Group: His intentions are obvious. To stop us from helping this unfortunate girl. Number Forty Two: You're trying to undermine my rehabilitation. Disrupt my social progress! Number Six: Strange talk for a poet. Second Member of Social Group: Reactionary! First Member of Social Group: Rebel! Number Forty Two: Disharmonious!

    • Number Six: You still have a choice. You can still salvage your right to be individuals. Your rights to truth and free thought. Reject this false world of Number Two. Reject it. Now!

    • (addressing crowd with Number Two in attendance) Number Six: To borrow one of Number Two's sayings, "The butcher with the sharpest knife has the warmest heart."

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    Notes (3)

    • McGoohan directs under the pseudonym "Joseph Serf."

    • This is the first episode in which Patrick McGoohan (Number Six) and Peter Swanwick (The Supervisor) share a scene. The only other episodes in which they do are "Once Upon A Time" and "Fall Out".

    • The filming of this episode commenced on January 23, 1967.

    Trivia (3)

    • After his first meeting with Number Six, Number Two leaves the flat, and twenty seconds later he's back in the Green Dome watching Number Six finishing his conversation with Eighty-Six.

    • John Sharp is credited by his alias "John Sharpe" in the credits.

    • Goof: In 'A Change Of Mind' after approximately 9 minutes have passed and as Number Six walks up a bricked walkway, you can see a white car pass in the background at the end of the walkway.

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