About the Series
Genre: British Sci-Fi Series
First Transmission: 1967-1968
The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical television series created by Patrick McGoohan and George Markstein.
The series follows an unnamed British man who, after abruptly and angrily resigning from his government security job, prepares to make a hurried departure from the country. He is rendered unconscious by knockout gas piped into his flat whilst packing his luggage. When he wakes, he finds himself in a re-creation of his apartment, located in a mysterious isolated seaside “village” within which he is held captive. The show explores science-fiction and surrealistic themes.
It has become a cult classic in recent years.
Patrick McGoohan: Number Six
Angelo Muscat: The Butler
Best Episode [ S1 Ep10 ]
Hammer into Anvil – Number Six vows revenge on a sadistic Number Two after he drives a fellow Village resident to her death.
10 December 1967
Imdb Score [8.8]
Worst Episode [ S1 Ep13 ]
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling – After his mind has been transferred to another body, Number Six wakes up in his London flat but none of his colleagues believe his story. He goes to Austria to find the one man who can help him, but Number Two wants him to be found.
7 January 1968
Imdb Score – [7.3]
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
Arrival (1967) –
An ex-secret agent finds himself in a prison known as The Village.
The Chimes of Big Ben (1967) –
Number Eight and Number Six plot their escape.
A. B. and C. (1967) –
Number Two pumps Number Six for information using dream manipulation.
Free for All (1967) –
Number Six runs for the office of Number Two.
The Schizoid Man (1967) –
Number Six wakes up as Number Twelve.
The General (1967) –
Number Six is suspicious of The Village’s latest fad.
Many Happy Returns (1967) –
Number Six wakes up to find the Village totally deserted.
Dance of the Dead (1967) –
Number Six comes across a body and a radio that has washed ashore.
Checkmate (1967) –
Number Six formulates an escape plan.
Hammer Into Anvil (1967) –
Number Six goes after Number Two after a sadistic act.
It’s Your Funeral (1967) –
Number Six hears of an assassination plot against Number Two.
A Change of Mind (1967) –
After a brawl, Number Six is declared “unmutual.”
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (1968) –
Number Six has his mind transferred to another body.
Living in Harmony (1968) –
A lawman who resigned is trapped in a town called Harmony where the Judge wants him to be the new sheriff.
The Girl Who Was Death (1968) –
In London, Number Six is trying to track down a crazed scientist protected by his homicidal daughter.
Once Upon a Time (1968) –
Number Six is engaged in a deadly game.
Fall Out (1968) –
Number Six escapes during the chaos of some trials.