37115 00943 The prisoner - Episodes 1 - 4 by Various

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Catalogue number37115 00943
TitleThe prisoner - Episodes 1 - 4
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byCarlton
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesDVD01320 3711500843/L1 03 PSIJ 1991 VNN4VZ
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Arrival [George Markstein / David Tomblin]49.11
A2The chimes of Big Ben [Vincent Tilsley]48.32
A3A. B. and C. [Anthony Skene]48.39
A4Free for all [Paddy Fitz]48.39
A6Number 2 sections - Guy Doleman
A7Number 2 sections - George Baker
A8Number 2 sections - Leo McKern
A9Number 2 sections - Colin Gordon
A10Number 2 sections - Eric Portman
A11The Prisoner facts 1
A12The Prisoner facts 2
A13The Prisoner facts 3
A14Trailers - Arrival0.58
A15Trailers - The chimes of Big Ben0.57
A16Trailers - A. B. and C.0.58
A17Trailers - Free for all0.58
A18Trailers - ITC trailer (Cool spies and private eyes collection)2.44
Total length of media 3:21:36.


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Patrick McGoohan - Number Six

Number Two
Guy Doleman (Episode 1)
George Baker (Episode 1)
Leo McKern (Episode 2)
Colin Gordon (Episode 3)
Eric Portman (Episode 4)
Rachel Herbert (Episode 4)

Other actors
Alf Joint - 2nd Mechanic (Episode 4)
Angelo Muscat - The Butler (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4)
Bettina Le Beau (credited as "Bettine Le Beau") - Maid at party (Episode 3)
Barbara Yu Ling - Taxi driver (Episode 1)
Bill Cummings - Henchman (Episode 3)
Christopher Benjamin - Labour Exchange manager (Episode 1)
Christopher Benjamin - Number Two's assistant (Episode 2)
David Arlen - Karel (Episode 2)
David Garfield - Hospital attendant (Episode 1)
Dene Cooper - Photographer (Episode 4)
Denis Shaw - Shopkeeper (Episode 1)
Eric Portman - Incumbent Number 2
Fabia Drake - Welfare worker (Episode 1)
Fenella Fielding - Announcer/Operator - voice only (Episodes 1, 2, 4)
Finlay Currie - General (Episode 2)
Frederick Piper - Ex-Admiral (Episode 1)
George Benson - Labour Exchange manager (Episode 4)
Georgina Cookson - Blonde Lady (Episode 3)
Harold Berens - Reporter (Episode 4)
Hilda Barry - Number 38 (Episode 2)
Holly Doone - Waitress (Episode 4)
Jack Le White - First Judge (Episode 2)
John Cazabon - Man in cave (Episode 4)
John Maxim - Second Judge (Episode 2)
Keith Peacock - 2nd Guardian (Episode 1)
Kenneth Benda - Supervisor (Episode 4)
Kevin Stoney - Colonel J (Episode 2)
Lucille Soong - Flower girl (Episode 3)
Lucy Griffiths - Third Judge (Episode 2)
Oliver MacGreevy - Gardener/electrician (Episode 1)
Patsy Smart - Waitress (Episode 1)
Peter Brace - 1st Guardian (Episode 1)
Peter Brace - 1st Mechanic (Episode 4)
Peter Brayham - Thug (Episode 3)
Peter Swanwick - Supervisor (Episodes 1, 2)
Richard Wattis - Fotheringay (Episode 2)
Stephanie Randall - Maid (Episode 1)
Terry Yorke - Thug (Episode 3)

Written by

George Markstein (Episode 1)
David Tomblin (Episode 1)
Vincent Tilsley (Episode 2)
Anthony Skene (Episode 3)
Paddy Fitz (Episode 4)

Music by

Ron Grainer
Albert Emms

Produced by

David Tomblin
Patrick McGoohan

Directed by

Don Chaffey (Episodes 1, 2)
Pat Jackson (Episode 3)
Patrick McGoohan (Episode 4)


Episode 1 - Arrival
After handing in his resignation, the Prisoner heads off to his London home to pack for a holiday. He begins to feel faint and ends up unconscious. He awakes not in his house but in a strange village. He starts to explore but soon realises the in "The Village" all things such as phone calls, maps and taxis are "local only". He is shown around the Village by Number Two who explains that the information in his head is priceless and that he wants to know why he resigned. Welcome to your new home, Number Six.

Episode 2 - The chimes of Big Ben
Number Six has a new next door neighbour, Nadia. She befriends Number Six and tells him that the Village is situated on the Baltic. To cover their plans to escape Number Six enters the Village arts and crafts exhibition competition. His entry entitles "Escape" is the inspiration for their plan to get back to London.

Episode 3 - A. B. and C.
The new Number Two uses a new wonder drug to tap into Number Six's subconscious to try to discover why he resigned. Over a period of three nights he encounters A, B and C in separate circumstances. Unknown to Number Two, Number Six has realised what has happened and gets his dreams to prove that he was not selling out.

Episode 4 - Free for all
It's election time in the Village. A new Number Two needs to be elected and Number Six is persuaded to stand. While attending a meeting of the outgoing council meeting, Number Six angers Number Two who decides that Number Six must undergo "The Test". Number Six sets out on his election campaign with many promises to his voters but his aim is to discover who Number One is.

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The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical television series about an unidentified British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. It was created by Patrick McGoohan and George Markstein with McGoohan playing the main role of Number Six. Episodes covered various plots from spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama. It was produced by Everyman Films for distribution by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment company.


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