The village is anxious to locate Professor Seltzman,inventor of a machine which can 'swap' peoples' minds. However only Seltzman knows the reversal process. Number Six is sent to locate the professor but,having been subjected to the swapping process has taken on the physical appearance of The Colonel, a new arrival at the village. The professor is found and returned to the village to oversee Number Six and The Colonel resume their old identities but the reversal is untried and those taking part are in considerable danger . Written by
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Did You Know?
This is the only Prisoner episode to begin with a pre-credits teaser sequence (not counting the recap which opens "Fall Out"). It shows several men, including one who will be identified later in the episode as the former superior of Number 6, trying to find clues to the whereabouts of Professor Seltzman in a group of seemingly innocuous photographic slides. According to "The Prisoner" by Robert Fairclough, had the series been renewed for a second season, the format would have followed that presented in this episode, with Number 6 being sent out on missions on behalf of The Village. See more
XB4 says over the radio that No 2 is drawing the living room curtains, when in fact he is closing the blinds. See more
Cipher, coding, optics, film labs, computers, experts in every field, and yet we're still left with 36 rather dreary and badly photographed color shots. Yet I'm convinced they contain the clue we want. Have you tried superimposing?
This is the only episode of the series to start with a pre-credits teaser. See more
References High Noon
My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean
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