The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.
The series follows a British former secret agent who is held prisoner in a mysterious seaside village where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although sold as a thriller in the mould of McGoohan's previous series, Danger Man (called Secret Agent in its U.S. release), the show's combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surreal setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programming, and on popular culture in general.
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The Series Finale that'll leave you breathless!17
At night, Number Six is brainwashed with one of the "pulsator lamps", and when he wakes up, his mind has regressed back to childhood.16
The basic plot appears to be Number Six on a past assignment, before he went to The Village.15
Number 6, dressed as a sheriff, turns in his badge and his gun. Leaving town, without a horse but still carrying his saddle...14
Number Six's mind implanted in the body of another man (Nigel Stock), who is then sent out of the Village to help capture a scientist.13
Number 6's exposure of a community "rehab" process causes the committee to label him uncooperative.12
Number 6 meets a prisoner who tells him about jammers, people within the Village who concoct false assassination plots, which Control is obliged to investigate.11
Already aware that he is being watched by the Village's hidden camera and spies at every turn, Six begins acting in a highly suspicious manner, as if he were some sort of spy or double agent.10
A game of chess in which the pieces are humans, directed by a mysterious "man with a stick".9
"Nowhere is there more beauty than here. Tonight, when the moon rises, the whole world will turn to silver. Do you understand? It is important that you understand."8
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