The village is anxious to locate Professor Seltzman,inventor of a machine which can 'swap' peoples' minds. However only Seltzman knows the reversal process. Number Six is sent to locate the professor but,having been subjected to the swapping process has taken on the physical appearance of The Colonel, a new arrival at the village. The professor is found and returned to the village to oversee Number Six and The Colonel resume their old identities but the reversal is untried and those taking part are in considerable danger .
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Did You Know?
In the scene where Seltzman produces the letter that Number 6 had sent him previously, Seltzman's Scottish address starts "Portmeirion road", which is the name of the actual hotel in Wales where "The Prisoner"'s exterior scenes were filmed. See more
In several wide shots when Number Six (in the Colonel's body) is driving his Lotus Seven, the driver is clearly Patrick McGoohan
rather than Nigel Stock
. This is because the footage is taken from the opening sequence. See more
Cipher, coding, optics, film labs, computers, experts in every field, and yet we're still left with 36 rather dreary and badly photographed color shots. Yet I'm convinced they contain the clue we want. Have you tried superimposing?
This is the first episode of the series to start with a pre-credits teaser. See more
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