Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 01, 1967
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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The Prisoner (UK)

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.

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01x17 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. …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 17 episodes air between 1967 and 1968.

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  • Goof (continuity error): Throughout Number 6's visit to the Village's general store, the Shopkeeper's badge number is 19 - except at the very end of the visit, when it suddenly changes to…
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    Goof (continuity error): Throughout Number 6's visit to the Village's general store, the Shopkeeper's badge number is 19 - except at the very end of the visit, when it suddenly changes to 56.
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  • At the end of the run of Secret Agent, there was a party, and some members of Parliament attended. Someone said to McGoohan, "So, what does a secret agent do when he retires?" meaning…
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    At the end of the run of Secret Agent, there was a party, and some members of Parliament attended. Someone said to McGoohan, "So, what does a secret agent do when he retires?" meaning McGoohan. Mcgoohan took it literally and asked the question to some Parliament members. "Oh, we take care of them. We give them a house, a car, some pocket money, and that way they don't defect." This inspired Mcgoohan to create the show.
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  • Ron Grainer's theme music was titled "The Age of Elegance" and according to some sources predates The Prisoner (UK) by several years. However, many sources claim that the theme music is yet…
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    Ron Grainer's theme music was titled "The Age of Elegance" and according to some sources predates The Prisoner (UK) by several years. However, many sources claim that the theme music is yet another creation of Patrick McGoohan himself. Reportedly, he whistled it into a tape recorder, Grainier transcribed that onto sheet music, did the arrangements and orchestrations and deserves credit for getting the music into good shape.
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