The Prisoner: Season 1, Episode 10

It's Your Funeral (17 Dec. 1967)

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Number Six hears of an assassination plot against Number Two. But Number Two is the one doing all the plotting.

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Watchmaker's Daughter
Mark Eden ...
Number One Hundred
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
Retiring Number Two
Martin Miller ...
Watchmaker / Number Fifty Four
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Computer Attendant
Angelo Muscat ...
Mark Burns ...
Number Two's Assistant
Peter Swanwick ...
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Artist
Grace Arnold ...
Number Thirty Six
Arthur White ...
Stall Holder
Michael Bilton ...
M.C. Councillor
Gerry Crampton ...
Kosho Game Opponent
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Yet another Number two is retiring to make way for a successor,who will receive the hand-over at a ceremony. Number Six hears that a bomb made by the Watch-maker is to be detonated at the ceremony, killing the retiring Number two and, with the Watch-maker's daughter, goes to warn him. However it turns out that the intended victim is somebody else altogether and their death could spell calamity for the whole village. Number Six must stop this plan. Written by don @ minifie-1

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"It's your Funeral" refers to "jamming" and "jammers", i.e. constant hoax attempts to keep the authorities busy. The Situationist International referred to some of its activities as being like "radio jamming" in 1968, the year after "It's your Funeral" was aired. Negativland claims to have invented the phrase "culture/cultural jamming" in 1984 to describe billboard alteration. "It's your Funeral" is perhaps one of the earliest uses of the term jamming in a political context. See more »

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#1 usually rings on the big red phone, or the regular red phone, but in this episode he calls on the yellow phone. See more »

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Too Many Twos!
20 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again Number Six must put aside his own agenda to protect the village. Since they are mindless followers, it is necessary sometimes to look out for them. In this episode an attractive young woman knows that her father is somehow complicit in an assassination attempt on Number Two, the village leader. If he were to be assassinated it would go badly for the villagers. His successor could bring harsh reprisals against the citizens. He would have the authority to act more cruelly than was previously done. Number Six warns the man currently holding the Number Two position but this guy is actually the heir apparent to the one that has been away. He is orchestrating everything, including discrediting Number Six who is often looked up to by the citizenry. If he is made to sound crazy enough, the villagers will discount him. The struggle is to find the specifics of the plot and prevent it from happening. Better the enemy you know than the one who inherits the throne.


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