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?
It is a fact well known among fans of this series that Ian Fleming played the "Man at Bar" and the "First Top Hat" in this episode. It is not as well known (and perhaps to the fans' disappointment) that this Ian Fleming was an Australian-born actor and NOT to be confused with the author of the James Bond novels. The author Ian Fleming had actually passed away three years prior to this episode's first airing. 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
What was the question?
It's insoluble by man or machine.
What was it?
W, H, Y, question mark.