Prisoner, The [Big Finish]

Episodes

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0101Departure And Arrival - Part 1/22018120220181203 (BBC7)

After quitting his post, secret agent ZM73 wakes up imprisoned in a bizarre village with a new identity.

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

Mark Elstob stars as Agent ZM73 aka Number 6, with John Standing as Number Two, Sara Powell as Number 9, Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice , Sarah Mowat as Zero Six Two, Jim Barclay as Control and Barnaby Edwards as Number 34.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Agent ZM73 resigns from his top secret job. Waking up the next day everything has changed.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0102Departure And Arrival - Part 2/22018120920181210 (BBC7)

Number 6 continues to explore The Village, trying to establish who runs it and hoping to find some way out.

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller, the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

Mark Elstob stars as Agent ZM73 aka Number 6, with John Standing as Number Two, Sara Powell as Number 9, Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice, Sarah Mowat as Zero Six Two, Jim Barclay as Control and Barnaby Edwards as Number 34.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6 explores The Village to establish who runs it and hoping to find some way out.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0103The Schizoid Man2018121620181217 (BBC7)

6 finds himself fascinated by a strange bond which has suddenly developed between himself and Number 9. But the next morning, 6 wakes to find himself changed. A moustache, different hair, and... a new name. Number 12.

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller, the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

Mark Elstob stars as Agent ZM73 aka Number 6, with Celia Imrie as Number Two, Sara Powell as Number 9, Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice, Jim Barclay as Cobb, Jez Fielder as Number 17 and Barnaby Edwards as the Butler.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6's only ally, Number 9, sees double as Number 2 employs extreme measures.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0104Your Beautiful Village2018122320181224 (BBC7)

Something is very wrong, as Number 6 experiences the most disturbing sense deprivation.

Almost complete darkness, filled with haunting sounds, fragments of conversations, and a desperate call from 9 start to test his reason.

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller, the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

Mark Elstob stars as Agent ZM73 aka Number 6, with Ramon Tikaram as Number Two, Sara Powell as Number 9 and Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

The new Number 2 plunges Number 6 into a dark and terrifying world.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0105The Chimes Of Big Ben - Part 1/22018123020181231 (BBC7)

A new prisoner arrives in The Village. The woman is strong-minded, independent, and refuses to accept her new number - 8.

She is not a number, she is Nadia. And 6 is convinced that she’s his ticket out of The Village...

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

Mark Elstob stars as Agent ZM73 aka Number 6, with Michael Cochrane as Number Two, Kristina Buikaite as Number 8, Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice, Barnaby Edwards as Danvers and Nicholas Briggs as the Conductor.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6 realises that Number 9 is no more. The new Number 2 pairs him with a new arrival.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0106 LASTThe Chimes Of Big Ben - Part 2/22019010620190107 (BBC7)

Number 6 takes Number 8 to be a kindred spirit and, together, they plan an audacious escape from The Village...

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller, the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

Mark Elstob stars as Agent ZM73 aka Number 6, with Michael Cochrane as Number Two, Kristina Buikaite as Number 8, Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice, Barnaby Edwards as Danvers and Nicholas Briggs as the Conductor.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6 takes Number 8 to be a kindred spirit and, together, they plan an escape.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

Number 6 takes Number 8 to be a kindred spirit and, together, they plan an audacious escape from The Village.

The original seventeen episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired on UK television in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently.

We never learn Number 6’s true identity and he begins this audio series under the codename ZM-73. Many fans assume that Number 6 was a follow-up to the thriller serial ‘Danger Man’, where the key protagonist was John Drake. Co-creator of ‘The Prisoner’ Patrick McGoohan, who played lead in both series, denied any link. George Markstein, the other co-creator, was adamant that Number 6 was, indeed, Drake.

In this audio re-imagining by Big Finish Productions, author Nicholas Briggs sets out to put more flesh on Number 6’s bones, including the enigmatic character’s love life, and why he is confined to The Village.

Number 6 is played by Mark Elstob and the constantly changing Number 2 is portrayed by John Standing, Celia Imrie, Ramon Tikaram and Michael Cochrane.

Written and directed for Big Finish Production by Nicholas Briggs.

Originally released in 2015.

0201I Met A Man Today 1/22019031020190311 (BBC7)

After escaping from the Village, Number 6 discovers his car and house are now owned by author Kate Butterworth...

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6...

Mark Elstob stars as Number 6, with Lucy Briggs-Owen as Kate Butterworth, Susan Earnshaw as Brenda, Helen Goldwyn as the Barmaid, Jim Barclay as Control, Barnaby Edwards as Danvers and John Heffernan as Thorpe.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6 escapes from The Village and finds his car and house are now owned by an author.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0202I Met A Man Today 2/22019031720190318 (BBC7)

In London, Number 6 undergoes heavy interrogation. Kate seems to be falling for him - but is she for real?

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6...

Mark Elstob stars as Number 6, with Lucy Briggs-Owen as Kate Butterworth, Susan Earnshaw as Brenda, Helen Goldwyn as the Barmaid, Jim Barclay as Control, Barnaby Edwards as Danvers and John Heffernan as Thorpe.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6 undergoes interrogation. Kate seems to be falling for him - but is she for real?

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0203Project Six2019032420190325 (BBC7)

Once returned to The Village, Number 6 learns who Kate really is. Another significant female then intervenes...

The original 17 episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6...

Mark Elstob stars as Number 6, with Lucy Briggs-Owen as Number 2, Sarah Mowat as Janet, Helen Goldwyn as the Village Voice, Andrew Ryan as Number 52 and Nicholas Briggs as Number 99.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Once back in The Village, Number 6 learns Kate's indentity and meets a familiar face.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0204Hammer Into Anvil20190331

The new Number 2 acts sadistically towards Number 6. But which of them is the hammer and which the anvil?

The original 17 episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6...

Mark Elstob stars as Number 6, with John Heffernan as Number Two, Helen Goldwyn as Number 26, Jez Fielder as Number 48 and Barnaby Edwards as the Shopkeeper.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

For the new Number Two the gloves are off. His mission is to break Number Six.

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.

0205Living In Harmony20190407

Number 6 is out of this world when he meets an old ally. Just how much is his freedom really worth?

The original 17-episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6...

Mark Elstob stars as Number 6, with Deirdre Mullins as Number 2, Michael Cochrane as Number Two, Sara Powell as Number 9/90, Helen Goldwyn as Number 26 and Nicholas Briggs /Scott Handcock as the Astronauts.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.

Number 6 is out of this world when he meets an old ally, but what is his freedom worth?

Dramatisation for radio of the iconic 1960s television mystery series.