The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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After resigning, a secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.


Don Chaffey

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan ... Number Six
Virginia Maskell ... The Woman
Guy Doleman ... Number Two
Paul Eddington ... Cobb
George Baker ... The New Number Two
Angelo Muscat Angelo Muscat ... The Butler
Barbara Yu Ling Barbara Yu Ling ... Taxi Driver
Stephanie Randall Stephanie Randall ... Maid
Jack Allen ... Doctor
Fabia Drake ... Welfare Worker
Denis Shaw ... Shopkeeper
Oliver MacGreevy Oliver MacGreevy ... Gardener / Electrician
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Ex-Admiral
Patsy Smart ... Waitress
Christopher Benjamin ... Labour Exchange Manager


After resigning from his organization, a secret agent is abducted and finds himself in a sunny, Continental-style village which has no name and where the taxi and phone services do not extend beyond its boundaries. After meeting an enigmatic woman, he ultimately gets to see Number Two, the apparent village head, who tells him that he is there for the information he can give. Then Number Two gives way to a new Number Two. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi






English | French

Release Date:

1 June 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


No 6 gives his birthdate and time as 4.31 am, 19th March, 1928 - which is exactly the same as Patrick McGoohan's. See more »


Throughout Number 6's visit to the Village's general store, the Shopkeeper's badge number is 19 - except at the very end of the visit, when it suddenly changes to 56. See more »


Ex-Admiral: We're all pawns, m' dear...
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Featured in The Dom Reviews: The Prisoner, Arrival (2015) See more »


Party Dress
Written by Tony Tamburello
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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9 June 2015 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

First episode of the classic British series that stars Patrick McGoohan as a mysterious British secret agent who, as the opening credits show, angrily resigns from service for undisclosed reasons, but it because of those reasons that he finds himself knocked out by a gas, then taken to a remote and regimented place called the village, where he is told by number two(who can change without notice...) no one has names, but numbers, and he is assigned the number six, which he utterly rejects, and vows to escape from this "prison", but that will prove to be most difficult indeed... Solid way to begin the series establishes "Six" quite well indeed, with fine acting and atmosphere throughout, creating true viewer interest in what this is all about.

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