The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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The Girl Who Was Death 

Back in London, Number 6 is trying to track down a crazed scientist who is protected by his homicidal daughter.



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Episode cast overview:
Kenneth Griffith ...
Justine Lord ...
Michael Brennan ...
Killer Karminski
Harold Berens ...
Boxing M.C.
Sheena Marshe ...
Barmaid (as Sheena Marsh)
Max Faulkner ...
Scots Napoleon
John Rees ...
Welsh Napoleon
Joe Gladwin ...
Yorkshire Napoleon
John Drake ...
Gaynor Steward ...
Little Girl
Graham Steward ...
First Little Boy
Stephen Howe ...
Second Little Boy


Number Six is now back in rural England as Agent X,investigating the death of Colonel Hawke-English who was on the trail of Scnipps,a mad scientist threatening to point a rocket at London to destroy it. Agent X is literally stalked by Death, alias Sonia,the daughter of Schnipps,who lures him to a building full of deadly booby traps,which he manages to avoid. He eventually traces her to a light-house,which is actually the rocket itself,and has to thwart her and her father to save the capital. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi




Release Date:

21 January 1968 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is one of only three episodes out of seventeen where No. 6 uses a firearm. See more »


When No. 6 fires the Bren at the speaker on the wall, no bullet holes appear before the small puff of smoke indicates that the speaker is hit. At that range, the dozen or so .303 rounds he fired at it would have completely destroyed it. See more »


[first lines]
The Prisoner: Busy, Potter?
Potter: [disguised as a shoeshine boy] It's our form of Siberia.
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Spoofs Get Smart (1965) See more »


Arabian Market
Composed by Roger-Roger (uncredited)
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A Break from the Conventional Dramatic
22 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a bit disappointed because as the series came to an end, it would seem one would deal with a more conventional setting. Number Six substitutes for a cricket batter who was blown up by a ball/bomb. He is about to receive the same fate but catches the ball, throws it in the air, and watches it explode. He is in a sort of gauntlet run, pursued by a girl named Death. She tries every manner of tortuous device, but he one-ups her at every turn. She finally assumes he is dead and returns to her Napoleon complex father. Number Six is at their house and manages to make life miserable for them. Other than the usual smokescreen of deception where anything goes and there seems to be enough money to accomplish it, it makes no sense until the last couple minutes, and even then, it's superfluous.

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