The Prisoner

Free for All - S1-E4

Audio problem: During the campaign, the marching band is striking up a lively tune, and the bass drummer is pounding away on his drum - but there's no drum beat in the sound mix.

Jean G

Fall Out - S1-E17

Audio problem: Number 48 is still singing when he's carried out near the end - his lips are moving but we don't hear anything. A few shots later, we can hear him again, but his lips aren't moving in sync with the sound.

Jean G

Checkmate - S1-E9

Audio problem: During a fight with Number 6, one of the Village keepers falls from the bell tower. His fall terminates in the sound effect of a loud splash - but the bell tower isn't anywhere near any water.

Jean G

It's Your Funeral - S1-E11

Audio problem: During the scene when Number 6 warns Number 2 of a potential assassination attempt on him Number 2 brushes it off and says "it's the little watchmaker that concerns you" but his mouth does not match this. (00:29:43)

Jack Vaughan

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The Villager Rover attacks changes outfits several times between shots. He's wearing a striped sweater that turns into a pink jacket that turns back into the sweater, etc.

Jean G

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Number 6: Unlike me, many of you have accepted the situation of your imprisonment, and will die here like rotten cabbages.

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Fall Out - S1-E17

Trivia: The bizarrely existential ending of the series, which answered none of the questions posed by earlier episodes (but rather seemed to say, "The answer is there is no answer!") upset viewers so much that Patrick McGoohan says he was forced to go into hiding. His phone had been ringing constantly and people who'd found his address were banging on his door to complain.

Jean G

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Chosen answer: We were never told. In the series finale [Spoiler alert] Number 6 demands an answer to that question, only to be shown his own reflection.

Jean G

Answer: The first episode of The Prisoner I watched was "A, B and C" when the series was repeated on UK television in 1977. After ten minutes I was 110% certain as to who Number 1 was. In my opinion, the identity of Number 1 was so utterly, glaringly obvious that I could not understand how anybody could even vaguely consider it to be anybody else. So, who did I think Number 1 was? you all ask. My answer? Himself! Patrick McGoohan (or rather, the character Patrick McGoohan played in The Prisoner) was Number 1. I was proved right. In Fall Out, the seventeenth and final episode, "The Prisoner" gets to meet "Number 1." Now this is a real "blink and you'll miss it" moment, but Number 1 has his face covered. The Prisoner pulls off the covering to see a mask, he pulls off the mask, to see himself! The Patrick McGoohan in Number 1's costume laughs in The Prisoner's face and runs away. Unfortunately, I don't know why Patrick McGoohan should be both The Prisoner and Number 1. I don't think anybody does.

Rob Halliday

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