A new prisoner, Nadia, or Number Eight, knows where the Village is, which means she and Number Six can escape. Using a boat that was disguised as a piece of abstract art, they make their way to the nearest shore and from there back to London, hidden in packing crates. But Number Six learns that nothing in this adventure was what it seemed. Written by
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During the art show, No 6 produces an abstract sculpture, and is asked by a puzzled competition judge, "There's just one thing I don't understand. Where is No 2?". Every other artwork in the competition is a depiction of the Village's leader. This can be seen as a parody of various twentieth century dictatorships, most notably those of Zedong Mao
, Joseph Stalin
and Adolf Hitler
in which the supreme leader was sculpted and painted over and over again by various people, and had their portraits hung everywhere. Modern art is also sent up in The Prisoner: The General
(1967). See more
Nadia says she does not consider herself Russian, but Estonian. However, her character has an ethnic Russian name and speaks Russian without an Estonian accent. (The actress Nadia Gray
was herself Romanian.) See more
Woman Over Loudspeaker
Good morning, good morning, good morning. And what a lovely day it is. Rise and shine, rise and shine! Before our program of early-morning music, here are two announcements. The long-range weather forecast is that the fine spell will continue for at least another month. Your local council - and remember it is *your* local council, democratically elected by you - have decided to organize a great new competition. Can you paint? Can you draw? Can you model in clay? If you can, then ...
References Flower Pot Men
Performed by Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
(uncredited) See more