The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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The Girl Who Was Death 

Back in London, Number Six is trying to track down a crazed scientist who is protected by his homicidal daughter.


David Tomblin


Terence Feely, David Tomblin (from an idea by)

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Episode cast overview:
Patrick McGoohan ... Number Six
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Schnipps / Number Two
Justine Lord Justine Lord ... Sonia
Christopher Benjamin ... Potter
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Killer Karminski
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Boxing M.C.
Sheena Marshe Sheena Marshe ... Barmaid (as Sheena Marsh)
Max Faulkner ... Scots Napoleon
John Rees John Rees ... Welsh Napoleon
Joe Gladwin ... Yorkshire Napoleon
John Drake John Drake ... Bowler
Gaynor Steward Gaynor Steward ... Little Girl
Graham Steward Graham Steward ... First Little Boy
Stephen Howe Stephen Howe ... Second Little Boy


Number Six is now back in rural England as Agent X,investigating the death of Colonel Hawke-English who was on the trail of Scnipps,a mad scientist threatening to point a rocket at London to destroy it. Agent X is literally stalked by Death, alias Sonia,the daughter of Schnipps,who lures him to a building full of deadly booby traps,which he manages to avoid. He eventually traces her to a light-house,which is actually the rocket itself,and has to thwart her and her father to save the capital. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

18 January 1968 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to some published sources, Patrick McGoohan received very little notice that the series was to come to an end. He reportedly received word as filming concluded on "The Girl Who Was Death." He was given a short deadline to come up with a final episode. See more »


Number 6, back at this old job, was instructed to wear the 'standard' disguise. He did for the cricket match, then didn't for the pub scene, then wore it again afterwards at the carnival. See more »


[first lines]
The Prisoner: Busy, Potter?
Potter: [disguised as a shoeshine boy] It's our form of Siberia.
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Spoofs Get Smart (1965) See more »


Cue For Murder No. 1 - Harpsichord Bass Bongo, Slow
Written by Johnny Hawksworth
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The girl who was death - Superb episode.
26 March 2010 | by irivlinSee all my reviews

Justine Lord looks ravishing. Shame she didn't keep on as an actress (she more or less stopped in the mid 1970's) In one scene, she drives away from the fairground (actually filmed in Southend) in a white E-Type Jaguar, hotly pursued by Number 6 in a Lotus Elan. At the time, the E-Type was the quintessential sports supercar and how good they still look. The Lotus Elan would have murdered the E-Type on corners and the Jag would easily have beaten the Lotus in terms of top speed. A gorgeous chick in an E-Type would have been every young man's fantasy (It certainly was mine). Cars aside, I loved this very surreal episode. It had everything and even though it wasn't set in "The Village", so what? - it was exciting, entertaining, coherent, very well directed and produced. - One of the very best of the 17 episodes - if not the best.

Kenneth Griffith does an admirable job of playing a deranged, egotist nut case. Justine Lord takes on the role of a smooth-as-silk psychopathic killer to perfection. Why can't they make programs like this nowadays? IMHO The Prisoner was the best of the best of the best. (Yes, I'm an ardent fan...)

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