The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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Hammer Into Anvil 

Number Six vows revenge and goes after a sadistic Number Two after he drives a fellow Village resident to her death.

Director:

Pat Jackson

Writer:

Roger Woddis
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan ... Number Six
Patrick Cargill ... Number Two
Victor Maddern ... Bandmaster
Basil Hoskins Basil Hoskins ... Number Fourteen
Norman Scace Norman Scace ... Psychiatric Director
Derek Aylward Derek Aylward ... New Supervisor
Angelo Muscat Angelo Muscat ... The Butler
Hilary Heath ... Number Seventy-Three (as Hilary Dwyer)
Arthur Gross ... Control Room Operator
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Supervisor
Victor Woolf Victor Woolf ... Shop Assistant
Michael Segal ... Laboratory Technician
Margo Andrew Margo Andrew ... Shop Kiosk Girl
Susan Sheers Susan Sheers ... Female Code Expert
Jack Cooper Jack Cooper ... 1st Guardian (as Jackie Cooper)
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Storyline

Number Six is incensed when he witnesses the suicide of Number Seventy-Three who has been brutally interrogated by Number two and he informs Number Two that he will avenge her death. He begins a war of nerves,leading Number Two to believe that he is Agent D6,employed by a superior called XO4, and making him fear that he is in danger. Ultimately the prisoner is triumphant as yet another Number Two resigns. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

10 December 1967 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Portmeirion postcards can be seen for sale at the stall (although presumably the postcards are only for use *within* the Village!). See more »

Goofs

As Number 6 views the window of the General Store, the blue and yellow signs in the window switch locations between close-up and distant scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Number Two: Why did you slash your wrists, Seventy-Three? Aren't you happy here? You're not being very cooperative, my dear.
Number Seventy-Three: There's nothing I can tell you.
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Excellent....
17 March 2017 | by xfranco_ukSee all my reviews

Excellent episode! I love at the beginning when Number 2 says he will "break" Number 6, Number 6 on his way out of the control room just utters a very ominous "Yes". From that moment on, we know we are in for some fun and games and boy, do we get them! One of my very favourite episodes.


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