The Prisoner (UK)

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  • Season 1
    • Fall Out
      Episode 17
      2/4/68
      9.2
      Number Six is presented to the President of the Assembly. He watches the trials of Number Forty Eight and the resuscitated Number Two. Finally his chance has arrived to meet Number One. As chaos breaks out, Number Six leaves the Village and heads for London.
    • Once Upon A Time
      Episode 16
      1/28/68
      9.2
      After all previous attempts to break Number Six have failed, Number Two decides the only way to obtain the information wanted is by using a system known as 'Degree Absolute', which is a battle that will leave one of them dead. If Number Six wins, he will have survived the ultimate test and finally meet Number One.moreless
    • 1/21/68
      8.1
      Number Six is back in his old job as an agent as he tries to track down the murderer of Colonel Hawke-Englishe, who was looking for a crazy scientist called Schnipps. The scientist's daughter Sonia, who calls herself Death, protects her father and sets many deadly traps for Number Six. Sonia eventually leads him to her father who has plans to destroy London with his super-rocket.moreless
    • Living in Harmony
      Episode 14
      1/14/68
      8.0
      Number Six finds himself a stranger in a Western town called 'Harmony'. He reluctantly takes on the job of the Sheriff in order to release a young saloon woman.

      As the Sheriff, he refuses to carry a gun until a killing spree forces him to adopt one. After a gun fight with the Kid, Number Six wants to resign from his post but the Judge refuses to let him.moreless
    • 1/7/68
      7.7
      Number Six is not himself. The Prisoner's mind is transformed into another man's body by the Village authorities in an attempt to track down a scientist, Professor Seltzman. When he awakens in his London home, he has a tough task convincing people of his true identity, so he sets off for Austria to find Professor Seltzman - the only man who can help him.moreless
    • A Change of Mind
      Episode 12
      12/31/67
      8.6
      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
    • It's Your Funeral
      Episode 11
      12/17/67
      8.4
      The Prisoner is tricked into discovering an assassination plot - but who is going to be killed? Number Two knows that Number Six is the only man in the Village capable of stopping a murder so he decides to discredit him. After Number Six finds out about the plot, he goes to warn Number Two who records the warning and doctors the tape. When a new Number Two arrives in the Village, Number Six realises that the intended target is not who he first thought.moreless
    • Hammer into Anvil
      Episode 10
      12/10/67
      9.2
      When a young woman is driven to her death by Number Two, Number Six swears his revenge. Number Two tells Number Six that he is going to hammer him, (using a quote from Goethe about hammers and anvils) so Number Six decides to turn the tables on him. He plans to make Number Two think that he is an agent called D6 and that he reports to a superior X.O.4. Number Six sets out on a campaign to break Number Two.moreless
    • Checkmate
      Episode 9
      12/3/67
      8.8
      Number Six takes the position of Queen's Pawn in a human game of chess. An illegal move by the Rook leads to his withdrawal, and he is taken to the Village hospital. Number Two brainwashes the Queen to fall in love with Number Six who discovers the locket the Queen wears around her neck is in fact a radio transmitter which is being used to track him. The transmitter is useful to Number Six, and he manages to borrow the locket which he intends to use with the Rook in his latest escape bid.moreless
    • 11/26/67
      8.4
      Number Six discovers a dead man washed up on the Village beach. He finds a wallet and a radio set in the dead man's jacket. He hides the body in a cave and later tries the radio. Number Six later returns to the body with a life-belt, and sets it afloat with a rescue note, although he is watched by a former colleague, Dutton. Number Two has been using Dutton to obtain information about Number Six but soon thinks Dutton is expendable. Number Six receives an invitation to the Village carnival where he meets Peter Pan and Little Bo-Peep.moreless
    • 11/12/67
      8.6
      Number Six awakens to a deserted Village. He realises that now is the perfect opportunity to escape his captors. He builds a raft and sets sail away from the Village. During his voyage he comes across some gunrunners who steal his remaining supplies and leave him to drown. He is eventually washed up on the south coast of England. He manages to get back to London only to find a 'Mrs Butterworth' living in his house. The next day is Number Six's birthday, and Mrs Butterworth has a surprise planned for him.moreless
    • The General
      Episode 6
      11/5/67
      8.4
      'Speedlearn' is a subliminal process for educating the population of the Village, developed by a Professor with the aid of an unseen 'General'. In due course, the Professor realises that his creation has the ability to be abused by Number Two, and with the help of Number Six intends to send out a new subliminal message of freedom. After their attempt fails, Number Two takes Number Six to meet the 'General'.moreless
    • The Schizoid Man
      Episode 5
      10/29/67
      9.0
      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
    • Free for All
      Episode 4
      10/22/67
      8.5
      It's election time in the Village and a new Number Two needs to be elected. Number Six is persuaded to stand. While attending a meeting of the outgoing council meeting, Number Six angers Number Two who decides that Number Six must undergo "The Test". Number Six sets out on his election campaign with many promises to his voters, but his aim is to discover who Number One is.moreless
    • A. B. and C.
      Episode 3
      10/15/67
      8.9
      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.moreless
    • 10/8/67
      9.1
      Number Six has a new next-door neighbour, Nadia. She befriends Number Six, and tells him that the Village is situated on the Baltic. They decide to escape from the Village.

      To cover their plans of escape Number Six enters the Village arts and crafts exhibition competition.

      His entry entitled "Escape" is the inspiration for their plan to get back to London.moreless
    • Arrival
      Episode 1
      10/1/67
      8.8
      After handing in his resignation, the Prisoner heads off to his London home to pack for a holiday. He begins to feel faint and ends up unconscious. He awakens not in his house but in a strange village. He starts to explore but soon realises that in "The Village" all things such as phone calls, maps and taxis are "only local". He is shown around the Village by Number Two, who explains that the information in his head is priceless, and that he wants to know why he resigned. Welcome to your new home, Number Six.moreless
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