The Prisoner

The Prisoner

1967 - 1968, Adventure, Crime
A secret agent is abducted after resigning and finds himself imprisoned in a surreal village from which there is no escape. Engaging in a battle of wits with his mysterious captors, the new arrival is determined not to remain a prisoner for long.

Episode Guide

  • The Prisoner - Fallout (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    The Prisoner faces the court of the village, where the resuscitated No. 2 (Leo McKern) confronts the man who defeated him.

  • The Prisoner - Once Upon a Time (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Once Upon a Time

    No. 2 (Leo McKern) uses ruthless, continuous interrogation in a desperate attempt to learn why No. 6 resigned.

  • The Prisoner - The Girl Who Was Death (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Girl Who Was Death

    A lovely but lethal woman (Justine Lord) lures No. 6 through a gamut of ingenious assassination attempts.

  • The Prisoner - Living in Harmony (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Living in Harmony

    The Prisoner (Patrick McGoohan) finds himself in a Western township where he is tricked into taking the job of sheriff. Guest star: Valerie French.

  • The Prisoner - Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

    The Prisoner awakens in his London home to discover that his mind and personality have been transmitted into another man's body.

  • The Prisoner - A Change of Mind (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    A Change of Mind

    The Prisoner (Patrick McGoohan) is the subject of a sinister treatment to transform his attitudes. Guest stars: Angela Browne, John Sharpe. With George Pravda.

  • The Prisoner - It's Your Funeral (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    It's Your Funeral

    In a plan to discredit him, the Prisoner (Patrick McGoohan) is tricked into discovering an assassination plot. With Annette Andre, Derren Nesbitt.

  • The Prisoner - Hammer Into Anvil (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Hammer Into Anvil

    To avenge the death of a persecuted girl, the Prisoner tricks Number Two into believing that he was brought to the Village as an informer.

  • The Prisoner - Dance of the Dead (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Dance of the Dead

    After an unsuccessful attempt to send a message to the outside world, the Prisoner is put on trial amid the gaiety of a carnival.

  • The Prisoner - Many Happy Returns (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Many Happy Returns

    The Prisoner escapes, returns to London and scours the world to find the village to corroborate his story.

  • The Prisoner - The General (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The General

    No. 6 tries to find the controlling force behind a new brainwashing scheme masquerading as an education breakthrough.

  • The Prisoner - Checkmate (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    Six receives a death sentence, two suffers a great loss and the truth behind The Village is revealed.

  • The Prisoner - The Schizoid Man (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Schizoid Man

    Empathetic No. 24 (Jane Merrow) is No. 6's only hope of saving himself from a scheme to split his personality.

  • The Prisoner - Free for All (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Free for All

    A skeptical Prisoner (Patrick McGoohan) accepts Number Two's (Eric Portman) challenge to stand for election as the new Number Two. With Rachel Herbert and George Benson.

  • The Prisoner - A, B & C (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A, B & C

    In an effort to determine why he resigned, the Prisoner is the subject of an experiment to manipulate his dreams.

  • The Prisoner - The Chimes of Big Ben (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Chimes of Big Ben

    The Prisoner and his rebellious new neighbor endure a strange interrogation after escaping to London.

  • The Prisoner - Arrival (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A man awakes in an isolated town called The Village; Two attempts to assimilate Six.