The Prisoner

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The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the United Kingdom from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama. The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the US), the show's combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programming, and on popular culture in general. A TV miniseries remake aired on the U.S. cable channel AMC on 15–17 November 2009. This was followed in 2015 by a four episode audio series from Big Finish containing adaptations of three episodes, one original story and a second volume announced for 2016.

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The Prisoner classic TV series stars Patrick McGoohan as a man who resigns from his top secret job and is held captive in 'The Village', where he is known only as 'No. 6', exterior scenes were filmed in Portmeirion and the 17 episodes retain cult status.

Flat 5, The Mews, Portmeirion, United Kingdom where it was filmed