Number 6 wakes up to find the Village totally deserted.

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Patrick Cargill ...
Thorpe
Georgina Cookson ...
Mrs. Butterworth
Brian Worth ...
Group Captain
Richard Caldicot ...
Commander
Dennis Chinnery ...
Gunther
Jon Laurimore ...
Ernst
Nike Arrighi ...
Gypsy Girl
Grace Arnold ...
Maid
Larry Taylor ...
Gypsy Man
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Number Six wakes up to find the village deserted and seizes his opportunity to make a raft and escape. He eventually gets back to London and reports to his superiors. However, it's not long before he is rather cruelly returned to the village where Mrs. Butterworth, a middle-aged lady whom he met in London, is wearing a Number 2 badge and preparing to serve him a birthday cake bearing six candles. Written by don @ minifie-1

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raft | escape | birthday | midget | butler | See All (18) »

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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12 November 1967 (UK)  »

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The lighthouse and beach are at Beachy Head, which also features in The Prisoner: The Girl Who Was Death (1968). See more »

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As Number Six assembles his compass from the radio, it can be clearly seen he is in very shallow water despite having already sailed far from the beach. See more »

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The Prisoner: You must think I'm crazy.
Mrs. Butterworth: Who isn't these days?
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Referenced in Cast Away (2000) See more »

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Some Bad Choices, Certainly
19 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Number Six takes an incredible journey away from the village. He ends up in London, back to the home in which he lived. A Mrs. Butterworth is living in his old home and willingly aids him in his quest to return to his former life. His route to freedom is quite a tour de force where he risks life and limb to return to England. He must overcome a couple of pirates and take their boat, almost being shot in the aftermath. There are so many coincidences and things work out in such a pat way, that at times it seems to be too good to be true. After so many things having disappointed him in the past, it bothers me a bit that he is so trusting of authority. I also need to wonder how everything could be so precisely orchestrated, not just in the village, which is a massive undertaking, but in London, where chance seems to play such a significant part. Finally, there is a question of why. In past episodes there is an end game. This one is abject cruelty. I guess it was important for him to become nothing return to his number.


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