After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
John Drake is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all... See full summary »
'In My Mind', is a feature documentary made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'The Prisoner' written and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Chris Rodley. The film recounts ... See full summary »
"The Prisoner" is a unique piece of television. It addresses issues such as personal identity and freedom, democracy, education, scientific progress, art and technology, while still remaining an entertaining drama series. Over seventeen episodes we witness a war of attrition between the faceless forces behind 'The Village' (a Kafkaesque community somewhere between Butlins and Alcatraz) and its most strong willed inmate, No. 6. who struggles ceaselessly to assert his individuality while plotting to escape from his captors.Written by
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With the kind of responsibility and authority Patrick McGoohan had during production, he was quite a demanding taskmaster on the set. See more »
The number and knocker on the outside of Number 2's front door change style and position both within and between episodes. See more »
Bad habit of mine, playing with lighters. I'll probably start a fire one day.
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Portmeirion, Wales is not identified as the location for filming in all but the final episode. Instead the closing credits in these episodes simply say "Filmed on location." See more »
An alternative version of "Chimes of Big Ben", the second episode to be broadcast, is available on video. Besides different closing credits, the opening credit sequence features different music as well. In addition, several scenes that were never aired appear in this version, including one that indicates No. 6 has already located the Village, not only rendering the rest of the episode moot, but also much of the series! See more »
When I saw the first episode of this series, my jaw dropped in amazement. Here was a TV series that was entertaining and actually made you think. Nothing was ever what it appeared, no one had a real name, you never knew who was the good guy or the bad guy (or if they were one in the same!). The "final" episode was what could only be described as PSYCHEDELIC.
This TV series was, and still is, way ahead of its time.
As a side note, there is a "lost" first episode that is wildly different than the first one generally aired that explains some of the symbolism used in the series.
I hope the movie remake is made and distributed.
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