The Prisoner: The Complete Series
A&E Video (1967)
TV Series  /  Drama, Mystery, TV Classics
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14 hr 40 mins UK / English
Blu-ray Disc  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Patrick McGoohan Number Six
Fenella Fielding Loudspeaker Announcer
George Markstein Man behind desk in title sequence
Angelo Muscat The Butler
Peter Swanwick Supervisor
Director
Don Chaffey
Pat Jackson
Producer Patrick McGoohan
David Tomblin
Writer Patrick McGoohan
David Tomblin

'The Prisoner' is about a man who is kidnapped from his London home, and wakes up in a strange Village, where he is known only by the name Number Six. Various Village Officers-in-Charge, always referred to as Number Two, set about trying to find out why Number Six resigned his job as a secret agent. Number Six is interrogated, brainwashed, and manipulated by the strange powers behind the mysterious Village. This intriguing series first went to air in 1968. It was ahead of its time then, and continues to intrigue today. It was very much the brain-child of Patrick McGoohan, who not only starred as Number Six, but was also instrumental in bringing the series to fruition.
Episodes
Disc 01
 1 hr 0 mins    9/29/1967  1.  Arrival
After resigning, a secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.
Director:  Don Chaffey  Writer:  David Tomblin  / George Markstein 
Guest starring:  Guy Doleman, Virginia Maskell, Paul Eddington,  George Baker
 1 hr 0 mins    10/6/1967  2.  The Chimes of Big Ben
Nadia, Number 8, arrives in The Village and together with Number 6 they plot their escape.
Director:  Don Chaffey  Writer:  Vincent Tilsley 
Guest starring:  Leo McKern, Nadia Gray, Finlay Currie, Richard Wattis
 1 hr 0 mins    10/13/1967  3.  A, B, and C
Number 2 believes that Number 6 resigned because he was going to sell out his superiors. Using his dreams, Number 2 tries to determine which of three possible candidates he was working with.
Director:  Pat Jackson  Writer:  Anthony Skene 
Guest starring:  Katherine Kath, Sheila Allen, Colin Gordon,  Peter Bowles
 1 hr 0 mins    10/20/1967  4.  Free For All
Number 6 runs for the office of Number 2.
Director:  Patrick McGoohan  Writer:  Paddy Fitz 
Guest starring:  Eric Portman, Rachel Herbert
 1 hr 0 mins    10/27/1967  5.  The Schizoid Man
Number Six wakes up with a new identity. Now he's Number Twelve. Worse, Number Two asks him to impersonate someone--Number Six. But the new Number Six is more like him than he is.
Director:  Pat Jackson  Writer:  Terence Feely 
Guest starring:  Jane Merrow, Anton Rodgers
Disc 02
 1 hr 0 mins    11/3/1967  6.  The General
Number 2 tries using an instant learning process as a brain washing tool and is stopped by Number 6.
Director:  Peter Graham Scott  Writer:  Joshua Adam 
Guest starring:  Colin Gordon, John Castle, Peter Howell
 1 hr 0 mins    11/10/1967  7.  Many Happy Returns
Number 6 wakes up to find the Village totally deserted.
Director:  Joseph Serf  Writer:  Anthony Skene 
Guest starring:  Donald Sinden, Patrick Cargill, Georgina Cookson
 1 hr 0 mins    11/17/1967  8.  Dance of the Dead
Number 6 comes across a body that has washed ashore with a radio. After sending the body back out to sea, he tries to use the radio to get rescued.
Director:  Don Chaffey  Writer:  Anthony Skene 
Guest starring:  Mary Morris, Duncan Macrae
 1 hr 0 mins    11/24/1967  9.  Checkmate
After waking up from an artificial sleep, Number 6 discovers a game of "live chess" on the Village green in which the "chessmen" are Villagers and the players sit in elevated chairs and call out the moves with megaphones. Recruited by one player as the Queen's pawn, he only reluctantly obeys his "master's" orders. After the match, Number 6 enacts a new escape plan that requires the complicity of a specific type of individual. He chooses one of the rooks from the chess game, a man known for his rebellious nature.
Director:  Don Chaffey  Writer:  Gerald Kelsey 
Guest starring:  Ronald Radd,  Peter Wyngarde, Rosalie Crutchley, George Colouris
 1 hr 0 mins    12/1/1967  10.  Hammer into Anvil
Number 6 goes after Number 2 after he drives a fellow village resident to her death.
Director:  Pat Jackson  Writer:  Roger Woddis 
Guest starring:  Patrick Cargill, Basil Hoskins
Disc 03
 1 hr 0 mins    12/8/1967  11.  It's Your Funeral
Number Six hears of an assassination plot against Number Two. But Number Two is the one doing all the plotting.
Director:  Robert Asher  Writer:  Michael Cramoy 
Guest starring:  Derren Nesbitt, Annette Andre, Andre Van Gyseghem, Mark Eden
 1 hr 0 mins    12/15/1967  12.  A Change of Mind
After a brawl Number 6 is declared "unmutual" and is made to think that he has undergone "instant social treatment."
Director:  Joseph Serf  Writer:  Roger Parkes 
Guest starring:  Angela Brown, John Sharpe
 1 hr 0 mins    12/22/1967  13.  Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling
With his mind transferred to another body, Number 6 wakes up in his London flat and can't convince his colleagues who he is. He takes off to Austria to find the one man who can help him, the person Number 2 wants him to find.
Director:  Pat Jackson  Writer:  Vincent Tilsley 
Guest starring:  Zena Walker,  Clifford Evans, Nigel Stock
 1 hr 0 mins    12/29/1967  14.  Living In Harmony
Number 6 finds himself in the middle of a wild west version of his imprisonment.
Director:  David Tomblin  Writer:  David Tomblin 
Guest starring:  Alexis Kanner, David Bauer, Valerie French
 1 hr 0 mins    1/19/1968  15.  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.
Director:  David Tomblin  Writer:  Terence Feely 
Guest starring:  Kenneth Griffith, Justine Lord, Christopher Benjamin
Disc 04
 1 hr 0 mins    1/26/1968  16.  Once Upon A Time
Because all other attempts to break Number 6 have failed, Number 2 decides to engage him in a game where one of them will end up dead.
Director:  Patrick McGoohan  Writer:  Patrick McGoohan 
Guest starring:  Leo McKern
 1 hr 0 mins    2/2/1968  17.  Fall Out
After witnessing the trials of Number 2 and Number 48 and meeting the President of the Assembly, Number 6 escapes during the chaos that follows.
Director:  Patrick McGoohan  Writer:  Patrick McGoohan 
Guest starring:  Kenneth GriffithLeo McKern, Alexis Kanner
Edition Details
Series Prisoner
Release Date 10/27/2009
Screen Ratio Standard (1.33:1)
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Commentary [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Stereo [English]
No. of Discs/Tapes 5

Features
Disc 01 Photo Gallery
Audio Commentaries for Arrival, The Chimes of Big Ben and The Schizoid Man
Trailers for all episodes
Disc 02 Photo Gallery
Audio Commentaries for The General and Dance of the Dead
Trailers for all episodes
Disc 03 Photo Gallery
Audio Commentary for Change of Mind
Trailers for all episodes
Disc 04 Photo Gallery
Arrival Original Edit
Arrival Original Edit restoration
Audiot Commentary for Fallout
Generic trailers
Trailers for all episodes
Textless title sequences
Disc 05 Photo Gallery
Don't Knock Yourself Out
The Pink Prisoner
You Make Sure It Fits!
Preview of AMC's The Prisoner
Original Eidt of The Chimes of Big Ben
Exposure Strips gallery
Commercial Break Bumpers
Archieve material
Production Paperwork Archieve
User Defined
User Lookup 1 The Prisoner