The Prisoner: Season 1, Episode 13

Living in Harmony (14 Jan. 1968)

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Number 6 finds himself in the middle of a wild west version of his imprisonment.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Kanner ...
The Kid
David Bauer ...
The Judge / Number Two
Valerie French ...
Gordon Tanner ...
Town Elder
Gordon Sterne ...
Michael Balfour ...
Larry Taylor ...
Mexican Sam
Monti DeLyle ...
Town Dignitary (as Monti De Lyle)
Douglas Jones ...
Horse Dealer
Bill Nick ...
First Gunman
Leslie Crawford ...
Second Gunman (as Les Crawford)
Frank Maher ...
Third Gunman
Max Faulkner ...
First Horseman
Bill Cummings ...
Second Horseman


Number Six finds himself in a western town called Harmony,which is run by the Judge, with the Kid,a young gunslinger, as his murderous assistant. The Prisoner would appear to have been the town sheriff,who resigned and refused to carry a gun. The Kid leads the townsfolk in an outbreak of killing with Kathy, a saloon girl befriended by Number Six, as one of the victims. This persuades Number Six to take up arms but then finds that he has been enacting a role play in the village to make him more disposed to killing and the Judge is yet another Number Two. The result ends in tragedy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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14 January 1968 (UK)  »

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During the first American broadcast of the series, "Living in Harmony" was not included. CBS stated that this was because of the episode's reference to hallucinogenic drug use, yet several authors disputed this argument, since mind-altering drugs were also present in other episodes (most notably The Prisoner: A. B. and C. (1967)), yet these were not censored. Instead, they argue that the network feared Number Six' refusal to carry arms could be interpreted as an anti-war statement. As the plot was recognizably American, being a Western, they argue, the network banned the episode in fear that it carried with it a message against US presence in Southeast Asia, (the Vietnam War being at its height). Official spokesmen from CBS as well as ITC have since confirmed that the episode's implied war commentary was why it wasn't shown during its original US run. See more »


The Judge says Number 6 has no charge against him, he was only being held in protective custody. Wouldn't there be a charge for stealing a horse? See more »


[first lines]
Mexican Sam: Welcome to Harmony, stranger.
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21 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Number Six finds himself in the Old West owning the skills to function in the TV version of that era. He has just resigned as the Sheriff (Sound familiar?). He comes back into town after a beating (of which he receives several) and meets the Judge (who, of course, is Number Two). Running the town are the Judge's henchmen and a psychotic guy known as "The Kid." He is mute and threatening. He hooks up with a saloon girl whose brother is hanged. She endangers herself by using the Kid for her own purposes, even though they are benevolent. These things come back to haunt her. This is "The Prisoner" so we know that at some point we will be made aware of some sort of ruse. The judge wants to know why the Sheriff resigned and that is the root of the episode. An odd choice where Number Six is again at the mercy of forces he is unable to combat.

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