The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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A Change of Mind 

After a brawl Number 6 is declared "unmutual" and is made to think that he has undergone "instant social treatment."

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Number Six
Angela Browne ...
Number Eighty-Six
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Number Two (as John Sharpe)
Angelo Muscat ...
The Butler
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Doctor
Kathleen Breck ...
Number Forty-Two
Peter Swanwick ...
Supervisor
Thomas Heathcote ...
Lobo Man
Bartlett Mullins ...
Committee Chairman
Michael Miller ...
Number Ninety-Three
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1st Member of Social Group
Michael Chow ...
2nd Member of Social Group
June Ellis ...
Number Forty-Eight
John Hamblin ...
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Whilst exercising in the woods Number Six is accused of being 'unmutual' for not using the village gym and a fight breaks out. He is summoned before the village committee who decide he must undergo instant social training, though he is not actually given any treatment but led to believe he has. On discovering this he hypnotizes the village doctor, Number Eighty-Six, into declaring that Number Two is 'unmutual' and Number Two is then pursued by the crowd. Written by don @ minifie-1

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31 December 1967 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Like "It's Your Funeral", this episode is very studio based, and much of the actual Portmeirion footage is either stock, or uses doubles to represent the main actors. See more »

Goofs

The same tree, with ropey vines/ivy on it, can be seen in what are supposedly at least three separate locations - out by the cliffs, when No 6 sees the gaggle of geese; when No 6 is picked up by hospital staff for his "medical", just after the social group; and also when he happens upon No 42 collecting primroses for No 2. See more »

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[first lines]
2nd Woodland Man: [to Number Six] Training for the big break?
1st Woodland Man: Why not use the Village Gymnasium?
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Mutual Unmutual
20 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

As Number Six attempts to have some privacy, particularly in the woods where he has created a makeshift gym, he is attacked by some young thugs who see him as "unmutual," against the culture in which he is embedded. They attack him and are soundly beaten, but their complaints lead to a tribunal (which reminds on of 1984 where thoughts are repressed and a simple confession of your inferiority is required). Since Number Six rejects this totally, he is sent to a hospital to have a kind of lobotomy. The problem for the authorities is that they are still charged with finding out why our hero resigned as a spy. This is paramount in their every day efforts. So, instead of actually performing the procedure, they make him think they did. A beautiful young doctor is in the middle of this. She plays cat and mouse with Number Six but doesn't have the wherewithal to combat him. His training again comes into play but the process is why one should watch this episode. He is a worthy adversary.


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