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The Prisoner

Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

The Prisoner: Free for All The Prisoner
"Free for All"
Audio Drama
Written by Nicholas Briggs
Directed by Nicholas Briggs
Released November 2019


Number 6 is coaxed into running for the post of Number 2 in the Village election.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode


Number 2

Number 6

Number 1 (mentioned only)

gun student (unnamed)

shooting coach (unnamed)

Village voice

Number 999 (Village news reporter)

Village news cameraman (unnamed)

Number 43 (Number 6's campaign manager)

Operations controller


Didja Know?


The Big Finish version of The Prisoner is an audio drama reimagining of the classic 1967 TV series of the same name.


The series can occasionally be heard on the BBC Radio website.


This episode is titled after an episode of the classic 1967 TV series and has a similar plot.


Didja Notice?


This episode reveals the Village Rifle Association (VRA), where members are able to use guns on a shooting range. The name is a play on the National Rifle Association (NRA), a gun rights advocacy group based in the United States.


During Number 6's debate with Number 2, he asks the audience if they are all prisoners in the Village...or are some of them warders? In the "Free for All" episode of the classic TV series he pledged to the villagers he would find out who are the prisoners and who are the warders.


This episode ends with Number 6 becoming the new Number 2.

Memorable Dialog

a beautiful day for democracy.mp3
a strong mandate.mp3
you can leave any time you like.mp3
a democratic election.mp3
in the interest of democracy.mp3
an interest in politics.mp3
changing his number.mp3
free for all.mp3
you must have done something to upset it.mp3
freedom is not simply a slogan.mp3
Rover approaching.mp3
a fair fight.mp3
Number 6 is now Number 2.mp3

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