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The Prisoner

Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

The Prisoner: Your Beautiful Village The Prisoner
"Your Beautiful Village"
Audio Drama
Written by Nicholas Briggs
Directed by Nicholas Briggs
Released January 2016


Number 6's sanity is stretched by an act of deprivation.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode


Number 6

Village Voice

Number 2 (seemingly killed by Rover in this episode)

Number 9 (seemingly killed by Rover in this episode)

Operations Controller

security guard

Number 1 (mentioned only)


ambulance driver 


Didja Know?


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


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


Didja Notice?


While on the phone with the Village Voice, Number 6 is forced to refer to himself as Number 6 in order to get anywhere. During his second call, he sarcastically identifies himself as 666, "...I'm the devil in disguise!" 666 is the number of the beast in the Bible's Book of Revelation. A real Number 666 appears in the original series novel Miss Freedom.


In the darkness, Number 9 encourages Number 6 over the phone to try to picture his environment in order to "see" it. Number 6 then remarks, "You'll have me trying to guess playing cards next," to which Number 9 responds, "No...I think that's worn off." This is a reference to the events of "The Schizoid Man".


Number 6 remarks that the powers-that-be are able to make duplicate human bodies from a sample of skin. This refers back to the clone of Number 6 who appears in "The Schizoid Man".

Memorable Dialog

what number?.mp3
something has happened.mp3
the one about the madhouse.mp3
I must be wearing them out.mp3
you thought we were friends?.mp3
my beautiful Village.mp3
I love you.mp3
I won't be seeing you.mp3

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