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Probably the most critical and seminal sci fi TV show in television history. Ex 'Danger Man' star Patrick McGoohan was the British spy who resigned abruptly and without explanation from his job, only to be kidnapped and transported by persons unknown to 'The Village', where everyone was known by number - and names were never used. It was the task of Number Two (a different actor each week), to discover why McGoohan (Number Six), resigned in the first place, and whilst Number Six remained persistently tight secretive about his reasons for resignation, so his interrogators would remain silent when asked the question "Who is Number One?"
This show was infuriating, complex, oblique and thought provoking, 'The Prisoner' stands, even today, as a perfect example of original and entertaining television story telling, as well as the almost overpowering need of one complexly gifted man to challenge the limits of a too often ephemeral and trivial medium.
This guide is under construction though some sections have been started.
The Prisoner - Overview - An introduction to the Series.
The Prisoner - Cultures - details of characters from the show
The Prisoner - Episodes - A list of reviews of the shows
The Prisoner Sci and Tech - Some whacky 60's gizmo's
The Prisoner - Purity Test - Test your knowledge
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