A new Number 8 named Nadia arrives in The Village, and together Number 6 and she plot their escape.




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Episode cast overview:
Nadia Gray ...
Richard Wattis ...
Angelo Muscat ...
Kevin Stoney ...
Number Two's Assistant
David Arlen ...
Peter Swanwick ...
Hilda Barry ...
No. 38
Jack Le White ...
First Judge (as Jack Le-White)
John Maxim ...
Second Judge
Lucy Griffiths ...
Third Judge


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 J. Spurlin

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi




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Release Date:

8 October 1967 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Richard Wattis - who appears in this episode as 'Fotheringay,' a former colleague of Number Six - was, in fact, John Drake's former contact during the original, 1/2-hr series episodes of Danger Man (1960), in which he was Mr. Hardy (though he was usually just called 'Hardy'). See more »


When Number Six and Nadia are hiding in boxes, with the wood divider between them, nm0001526 ruins the illusion that they are separated by sticking his hand over the edge of the wood divider. See more »


[first lines]
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 ...
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Referenced in Battle Royale (2000) See more »


Performed by Queen's Hall Light Orchestra (uncredited)
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An Elaborate Plan
16 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The second episode is quite stellar. Number Six teams up with Number 8 (identified as Nadia). She is seen as rebellious as he and so he begins to connect with her. She is seen as suicidal and hopeless. Number Six bargains for her life. At an arts fair, where almost all the submissions look like Number 2 in some way, Number Six builds an abstract piece, admired by all. It serves two purposes. One, it is an ancient positioning method which will help him figure out where he is exactly. It is also the hull of a sailboat. The two abscond with a tapestry and finish the boat and on their way. They are met by her confederate along the way, and Number Six sends a coded message with him, notifying his former bosses what has happened to him. This is a very entertaining episode because we are able to sense the intense futility of his situation. He is so infuriating to the powers that be because he refuses to crack.

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