In the TV series The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan, there is also an episode called "Many Happy Returns" (Season 1 Episode 6). In it, Number 6 is allowed to believe that he has escaped and returned to London. After being returned, he discovers that he was allowed to leave because it was his birthday. In Person of Interest, Jim Caviezel's character is also granted a reprieve on his birthday. Before POI, Caviezel also played the character "Number 6" in the remake of "The Prisoner" as well.