The Prisoner: Season 1, Episode 6

Many Happy Returns (12 Nov. 1967)

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Number 6 wakes up to find the Village totally deserted.


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Episode cast overview:
Patrick Cargill ...
Georgina Cookson ...
Mrs. Butterworth
Brian Worth ...
Group Captain
Richard Caldicot ...
Dennis Chinnery ...
Jon Laurimore ...
Nike Arrighi ...
Gypsy Girl
Grace Arnold ...
Larry Taylor ...
Gypsy Man


Number Six wakes up to find the village deserted and seizes his opportunity to take a raft out to sea and escape. He eventually gets back to his London base and reports to his superiors. However,it's not long before they rather cruelly return him to the village where Mrs. Butterworth, a middle-aged lady whom he met in London, is preparing to serve him a birthday cake bearing six candles. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The opening sequence does not show Number Two, nor does the voice match that of Number Two. The voice of Number Two is taken from Derren Nesbitt's intro from "It's Your Funeral". See more »


During the fight scene on the boat, wrinkles are clearly visible in the backdrop that is supposed to be a foggy sky. See more »


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A Personal Comment On "Many Happy Returns"
2 September 2006 | by (North Carolina, United States) – See all my reviews

A personal comment on "Many Happy Returns".

In this episode, Number 6 escapes from the Village, and returns to England.

Near the end of the episode, while trying to locate the Village from a DeHavilland Meteor jet fighter, he gets "ejected" out of the aircraft and parachutes back into the Village. When I saw that the first time, my insides just died. I mean I knew he would end up back in the Village somehow. But if it had been ME descending back into that place I would have *snapped* right then and there.

Just my two cents. Be seeing you...

-Allan, aka RocKiteman, aka Kiteman-4

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