The Prisoner (UK)

Season 1 Episode 2

The Chimes of Big Ben

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 1967 on ITV



  • Quotes

    • Number Six: Has it ever occurred to you that you are just as much a prisoner as I am?
      Number Two: Oh my dear chap, of course--I know too much. We're both lifers. Number Two: I am definitely an optimist. That's why it doesn't matter "who" Number One is. It doesn't matter which "side" runs the Village.
      Number Six: It's run by one side or the other.
      Number Two: Oh certainly, but both sides are becoming identical. What in fact has been created is an international community--perfect blueprint for world order. When the sides facing each other suddenly realize that they're looking into a mirror, they will see that "this" is the pattern for the future.
      Number Six: The whole Earth as the Village?
      Number Two: That is my hope. What's yours?
      Number Six: I'd like to be the first man on the moon.