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.
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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

    No. 6 becomes sheriff in a Western town where there is rivalry over a beautiful girl.

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

    Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

    With his mind and personality in another body, No. 6 must find a missing scientist.

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

    A Change of Mind

    A lovely woman (Angela Browne) implements mind-altering Instant Social Conversion.

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

    It's Your Funeral

    Seeing No. 6 as a threat to an assassination, the village rulers plan to discredit him.

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

    Hammer Into Anvil

    To avenge a young woman's death, No. 6 pretends to spy on No. 2.

  • The Prisoner - Checkmate (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    A game with villagers as chess pieces turns to intrigue when No. 6 plots an escape.

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

    Dance of the Dead

    A bevy of women and an imprisoned old friend make No. 6 reveal why he resigned.

  • 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 - 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

    No. 6 campaigns to become No. 2, but his outspokenness leads to a brainwashing.

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

    A, B & C

    His captors hope a drug that controls dreams will reveal whether No. 6 sold out.

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

    The Chimes of Big Ben

    A rebellious new arrival is tortured until No. 6 participates in a village arts and crafts show.

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

    The Arrival

    A secret agent (Patrick McGoohan) resigns and finds himself captive in a strange village from which there is no escape.

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