Number Six hears of an assassination plot against Number Two, but it's the new Number Two doing all the plotting against the retiring Number Two.




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Episode cast overview:
Watchmaker's Daughter
Mark Eden ...
Number One Hundred
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
Retiring Number Two
Martin Miller ...
Watchmaker / Number Fifty Four
Computer Attendant
Angelo Muscat ...
Mark Burns ...
Number Two's Assistant
Peter Swanwick ...
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Grace Arnold ...
Number Thirty Six
Arthur White ...
Stall Holder
Michael Bilton ...
M.C. Councillor
Gerry Crampton ...
Kosho Game Opponent


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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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi




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17 December 1967 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


The martial art of "kosho" was devised for this and another episode. There is in fact a real martial art called "Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo". See more »


In the scene in which Number Six visits Number Two to warn him of the assassination plot, Number Two's line "'s the little watchmaker that concerns you", is dubbed over the original dialogue, and Number 2's lips can be seen moving at one point when there is no audio. See more »


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Supervisor: At last.
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9 June 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Number six(Patrick McGoohan) learns of a plot to assassinate the retiring number two at the handover ceremony(with the new number two) using a bomb created by a watchmaker whose daughter tries to stop him, but "six" becomes concerned that if the plot is carried out, their will be terrible reprisals against the villagers that he feels compelled to stop, and uses the help of rebels, called "jammers" to aid him in this, but the real culprit is literally waiting in the wings for his own nefarious reasons... Confusing episode is among the least in the series because of it, as it feels too different from the norm, but still remains reasonably entertaining.

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