The Prisoner: A, B, and C

We cover episode three of The Prisoner by Patrick McGoohan. In this episode, Number Two is under pressure from Number One, so Number Two tries an experimental procedure to get Number Six to give up his secrets in a dream . . . manipulated and observed by Number Two! We get a bit of “the end justifies the means” and the use of drugs in getting to your goals with people. Of course, Number Six outfoxes the hounds once again, but how???

The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben

This is episode two of The Prisoner by Patrick McGoohan. Number Six is beginning to find his place in The Village. In this episode, we have the good Number Two, played by Leo McKern. Of course, by good Number Two we mean Number Two with a Good Laugh. What does it mean to be an individual? Number Six shows us a few things.

The Prisoner: Arrival

We cover episode one of The Prisoner by Patrick McGoohan. A spy-type angrily resigns in a wordless montage, is kidnapped and transported to a seaside resort prison, and gets pursued by a weather balloon from which he cannot quite escape. What are the dystopian themes of The Prisoner? I’m glad you asked! Listen to this episode to find out!

The Prisoner: Introduction

We’re starting a series on The Prisoner by Patrick McGoohan. There was a reboot of the series, but we don’t talk about that. This episode is an introduction to how Food for Thought Police will handle the series. This TV series inspired a lot of science fiction and futuristic TV series, so it’s a classic to review.