A preliminary edit of the first episode, "Arrival", was broadcast by accident on one PBS station in the 1970s. Although the original negative of this edit has been lost, a videotape copy was discovered and released on DVD in 2002. Among the major differences from the officially broadcast version: * Different theme music and differently edited opening credits (same as the alternate version of "Chimes of Big Ben.") * Slight differences in the sequence where No. 6 wakes up in the Village for the first time. * A longer version of the sequence where No. 6 tours The Village by taxi. * When Rover is introduced, it does not kill a villager as it does in the televised version. * Longer version of the sequence where No. 6's radio-controlled helicopter returns to the Village. * Different closing credits, ending with an image of Earth and the universe turning into the pennyfarthing bicycle logo. Also, Wilfred Josephs is credited as musical director.
Pre-edit version of Chimes of Big Ben. Was reported to have aired in Canada. Different closing sequence.
Interview with original series production manager Bernie Williams. In this discussion, Bernie reveals man behind-the-scenes facts and observations, as well as what it was like to work with the elusive Patrick McGoohan.
Since its initial Broadcast in 1967, The Prisoner has been considered THE cult series of all time. It has continued to broaden its fan base, has spawned an Appreciation Society but still remains much of a mystery in relation to its meanings & controversial ending. This US produced documentary attempts to explain some of the background & symbols of this landmark series
"We want information". Ever since The Prisoner escaped, fans have not only searched for the series' meanings, but also for original props & collectables. This featurette includes interviews with serious Prisoner collectors who exhibit some of their prized memorabilia.
This exclusive feature-length documentary is the definitive look at the production of THE PRISONER, told by those involved in its creation. It includes a combination of archive and newly-filmed interview with nearly 400 people, including Annette Andre, Bernard Williams, David Tomblin, Derren Nesbitt, Peter Wyngarde, Anton Rodgers, Michael Grade, George Baker and Peter Bowles.
Peter Wyngarde pays tribute to THE PRISONER in this unique cross between an interview and a comedy sketch.
As a cost saving, the daily rushes for The Prisoner were printed in black & white. To check the colour and exposure, the camera operator and director of photography were given a strip of colour film, onto which a single frame from each chosen take was printed. As well as giving a guide to colour, the surviving strips have given a unique glimpse into the day's work each strip represents. Many of the 200 images in this gallery depict well known scenes and familiar stock shots, but also included are many never before seen shots and angles, along with a few very rare deleted scenes, accompanies by script extracts.
After resigning, a secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.
A new Number 8 named Nadia arrives in The Village, and together Number 6 and she plot their escape.
Number 2 believes that Number 6 resigned because he was going to sell out. Using dream manipulation, Number 2 tries to determine which one of three possible candidates Number 6 was dealing with.
Number 6 runs for the office of Number 2.
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.
An instant learning process becomes the Village's latest fad, but Number 6 is sure that Number 2 is using it as a brain washing tool.
Number 6 wakes up to find the Village totally deserted.
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.
Inspired by a large chess game with people taking the place of the game pieces, Number 6 formulates a new escape plan with some compatriots.
Number 6 vows revenge and goes after a sadistic Number 2 after he drives a fellow village resident to her death.
Number Six hears of an assassination plot against Number Two, but it's the new Number Two doing all the plotting against the retiring Number Two.
After a brawl Number 6 is declared "unmutual" and is made to think that he has undergone "instant social treatment."
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.
Number 6 finds himself in the middle of a wild west version of his imprisonment.
Back in London, Number 6 is trying to track down a crazed scientist who is protected by his homicidal daughter.
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.