The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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After witnessing the trials of Number Two and Number Forty-Eight and meeting the President of the Assembly, Number Six escapes during the chaos that follows.

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Patrick McGoohan
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alexis Kanner ... Number Forty Eight
Angelo Muscat Angelo Muscat ... The Butler
Leo McKern ... Former Number Two
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... The President
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... The Supervisor
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... The Delegate
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In the final episode of the series, Number 6 finds himself before a magistrate. He is given a place of honor however while the magistrate rules on the cases of several others. In the end, Number 6, Number 2, the butler and Number 48 all manage to escape and return to London while pandemonium races through the Village. . Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1968 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Alexis Kanner, much of the dialogue and action in this episode was improvised during filming. See more »

Goofs

Number Six walks past the same jukebox twice. It is easily identifiable by the Lesley Gore record in it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Supervisor: We thought you would feel happier as yourself.
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Crazy Credits

In all preceding episodes, the final shot of the closing credits consisted of a view of Rover (the balloon) skimming across the water. For this final episode this was replaced by a still image of the completed bicycle that forms during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Killing Zoe (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

September Ballad
(uncredited)
Written by François Simon-Bessy (as Garry Bellington)
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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As unconventional as it gets
13 October 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'Fallout' brings about the end for "The Prisoner" with Number 6 speeding along the highway. Exactly how the show started out, yet offering no concrete answers. Was there any other way for such a mystifying show to end? It picks up directly following the events of 'Once Upon A Time', with the tease of revealing who is Number 1? And that's one of the real answers it doesn't offer. Along with the more important question of why.

For me, this doesn't measure up to its predecessor. It's surreal, maddening, hallucinatory; like strolling into a nuthouse. 'Once' was equally demanding, but it was dramatic, featured a McGoohan/McKern showdown and promised something special.

In comparison, this is far more draining, but it's also the show's finish. No matter how grating it is to hear "Dem Bones" repeatedly, I've never been able to just avoid this episode. I find myself needing to hang in there until the very end, even if it is disappointing. That doesn't happen often (ever?) with my favorite TV shows, which is why it's a testament to this series' craft that it's so addictive.

5/10


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