The Professor is an academic who has created 'Speedlearn',a process for educating the villagers, broadcast from large TV screens and developed with the aid of 'The General',whom noone has seen. In order to prevent Number Two from subverting his creation to brain-wash the population,the Professor seeks the aid of Number Six to send out a subliminal message of freedom to the village but this fails. Finally Number Six gets to meet The General,who is certainly not what he expected. Written by
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Did You Know?
Other than Leo McKern
, Colin Gordon
is the only actor to play No 2 in more than one episode (although some of the other No 2s appear in other roles in other episodes). However, Gordon was not the original choice to play No 2 in The Prisoner: The General
(1967), and this may explain the difference in character between the No 2 in The Prisoner: A. B. and C.
(1967) who is disheveled, lacks confidence, and is bullied by No 1 and the more strident No 2 in "The General". However, the characters are united by the fact that both of them enjoy drinking a lot of milk, and also abuse technology for their own ends. The script was also altered so that Colin Gordon's character could say that he knew No 6 from before. See more
As the professor's wife holds Number Six's drawing of her, a repaired tear can be seen running across the middle of it before she tears it in half a moment later, indicating it had been already been torn in a previous take. See more
The Professor's Wife
Construction arises out of the ashes of destruction.