Number 6 runs for the office of Number 2.



(as Paddy Fitz)

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Episode cast overview:
Rachel Herbert ...
Number Fifty Eight
George Benson ...
Labour Exchange Manager
Angelo Muscat ...
Harold Berens ...
Man in Cave
Dene Cooper ...
Holly Doone ...
Peter Brace ...
1st Mechanic
Alf Joint ...
2nd Mechanic


Number 6 is urged by yet another new Number 2 to run for his office in the forthcoming elections. Number 6 is surprised to hear that the Village even has elections but after some consideration, agrees. His platform is a radical one, posing all of the questions that he would like to have answered: where are they, why are they there, who is Number 1. His campaign seems to be popular with the residents but after questioning by a Village council, he is brainwashed into spouting the standard 'lines' and maintaining the status quo. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi




Release Date:

22 October 1967 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The only appearance of the Village pub which is called, appropriately enough, The Cat and Mouse. See more »


When Number 6 is in the red-lit chamber and the doors of the next room open and he grabs hold of the handles, his elbows are bent. In the reverse shot, his arms are straight and the handles appear to be much higher. See more »


Number 6: They say, "Six of one and half a dozen of the other." Not here. It's Six for Two and Two for nothing, and Six for free for all for free for all! Vote! Vote!
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References Danger Man (1960) See more »

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9 June 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Number six(Patrick McGoohan) is surprised to learn that, not only does the village now hold elections for number two, but that the current number two(played by Eric Porter) wants him to run for office against him! Naturally suspicious, "six" decides to go along with this, both for amusement and to take advantage of even the slimmest chance of gaining real power in the village, but learns the hard way that even victory can lead to defeat in this place...Brilliant episode effectively tackles themes of democracy, power, and the press that manipulates and twists his words and actions for their own ends, as the faces may change, but the status quo remains the same.

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