The Prisoner (UK)

The Schizoid Man

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/29/67
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  • Episode Description
  • Number Six awakes one morning in a different Village apartment and discovers that things have changed. He has a new appearance, has become left-handed, and has a different taste in foods. He is no longer Number Six but is now Number Twelve. A double of Number Six has been brought to the Village in an attempt to crack him. A bruised fingernail is the only clue that can help the real Number Six.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick McGoohan

    Number Six

  • Angelo Muscat

    The Butler

  • Terence Feely

  • Pat Jackson

  • Jane Merrow

    Alison

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Six vs. Six

    By XautophobiaX, Nov 06, 2005

  • The Prisoner is seeing double!

    By webstercitian, Jul 16, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Number Six: (to Number Two) It has fascinating possibilties but you'll have an awful lot of trouble convincing I am not your Number Six.

    • Number Twelve: Where did they get you, a people's copying service or are you of those double agents we hear so much about these days?

    • Number Twelve: (to Number Six) I take it I'm supposed to go all fuzzy round the edges and run off into the distance screaming "Who am I?"

    • Number Twelve: (to Number Six) Do you know, I never realised I had a freckle on the side of my nose...when they come to film my life story, you'e got the part.

    • Number Twelve: You are the goodie Number Six and I am the baddie who is supposed to be proving you wrong, is that it?

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    Notes (3)

    • This is the only episode in which Patrick McGoohan plays a dual role.

    • The name of the guardian sphere, Rover, is revealed in this episode. Interestingly, it was first used by Number Six (Patrick McGoohan) and is never used in any other episode.

    • The filming of this episode commenced on December 19, 1966.

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