The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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The Chimes of Big Ben 

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

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Angelo Muscat ...
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Number Two's Assistant
David Arlen ...
Karel
Peter Swanwick ...
Hilda Barry ...
No. 38
Jack Le White ...
First Judge (as Jack Le-White)
John Maxim ...
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Lucy Griffiths ...
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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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8 October 1967 (UK)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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Nadia can be seen kicking her legs at one point, when she is supposedly being dragged through the water unconscious by Rover. See more »

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[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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References Flower Pot Men (1952) See more »

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Zero Minus Sixty
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Written by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Clockwork
9 June 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Early broadcast episode of this series was the first to introduce veteran British actor Leo McKern as number two, (who would memorably return later on in the series). Here, number six(Patrick McGoohan) is still adjusting to village life, and trying to fool the authorities with a most clever piece of functional abstract art(a small boat) that he will use to escape from the village with new arrival number eight(played by Nadia Grey) to get back to London, but events will prove that the reach of the village is wide indeed... Fine episode every bit as worthy as the first, showing the steely resilience and determination that marked "six", with effective final twist.


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