The Prisoner is about a man who is kidnapped from his London home, and wakes up in a strange Village, where he is known only by the name Number Six. Various Village Officers-in-Charge, always referred to as Number Two, set about trying to find out why Number Six resigned his job as a secret agent. He is interrogated, brainwashed, , and manipulated.
Last Episode01x17 Fall Out Aired: Feb. 04, 1968
Having triumphed against the Village and those set to defeat him, Number Six is brought into the presence of the Assembly and its President. …
Series Fun Facts
- "Rover", the menacing white balloon that acts as a surreal sentry in The Village, was supposed to have been a large robotic machine. During the filming of the first episode, it was supposed…
[show]"Rover", the menacing white balloon that acts as a surreal sentry in The Village, was supposed to have been a large robotic machine. During the filming of the first episode, it was supposed to travel across water on a pair of rails hidden under the surface. The machine fell off the rails and into the water, damaging the motors inside. Just then, a weather balloon passed by, and Patrick McGoohan came upon the idea of "Rover" being a large white balloon that traveled by itself. The reason the cast stands still as Rover wanders past is because the balloon is being pulled by a wire. The shots were then run backwards, and edited into the film (In one episode, smoke can be seen drifting back into a chimney in the distance as Rover passes by).
- Goof (continuity error): During the escape scene on the beach, the sand goes back and forth from smooth to pock marked.
- The series first aired on American TV in 1968 as a summer replacement for a Jackie Gleason series.