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The Main Pitches:

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Prisoner Experiment Eps

Chapter One - Episode 1:

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Chapter Two - Episodes 2-4:

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Chapter Three - Episodes 5-7:

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Chapter Four - Episodes 8-10:

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Chapter Five - Episodes 11-12:

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Chapter Six - Episodes 13-15:

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Chapter Seven - Main Pitch:

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Chapter Eight - Episodes 16-17:

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The original: 

The Prisoner (1967-68)

Created by: 

Patrick McGoohan (Danger Man, Ice Station Zebra, Scanners, Braveheart)


Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick; 

with Leo McKern, Patrick Cargill, Kenneth Griffin, Darren Nesbitt, Mary Morris, Anton Rogers, Peter Wyngarde, George Baker, Eric Portman; Paul Eddington, Virginia Maskell, Donald Sinden, Mary Morris, Nadia Gray, Shelia Allen, Peter Madden, Peter Bowles and Alexis Kanner

An apparent spy (McGoohan), quits his job, returns home, packs his bags and is immediately gassed unconscious.


He awakes to find himself in a surreal setting- The Village- a parody of a small English community, populated with a mixture of painfully polite, mentally pliable sheep and intensely passive-aggressive ‘do-gooders’.


No one has a name here, identified by number.

Designated No 6, the new arrival must remain an individual, rebelling from this community of conformists, maintaining his own identity, individualism and (constantly slipping) sanity.


Never knowing who are the Warders and who the Prisoners, 6 must survive on his own steel will to not break.  Searching for questions, answers and escape, 6 remains in a constant battle of wits with the constantly changing proprietor of The Village- No 2-  who will stop at nothing in discovering the answer to the all important question- Why did 6 resign?


This is a tv show of surrealism, satire, dark comedy, anarchic vibes and cheeky winks, all presented with deep intelligence and simmering anger. It remains, at its most basic, a tight espionage thriller, but one which breaks conventions, expectations and rules at every turn, while delving deeply into the human condition.


There's never been a show like The Prisoner.

Each episode is a puzzle box of twists, double twists, mind games and head fucks- each more inventive and abstract than the other.


Here we present Episode 57 of Shoulders of Giants, with two pitches for brand new episodes

…as well as the entire run of our “Prisoner Experiment” series, where we discuss each of the seventeen episodes.


So choose a number, avoid Rover and brace your mind.   

Be seeing you.


No 6- “I will not make any deals with you. I've resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.”



No 6- “Where am I?”

No 2- “In the Village.”

No 6- “What do you want?”

No 2- “Information.”

No 6- “Whose side are you on?”

No 2- “That would be telling!  We want information. Information! Information!!”

No 6- “You wont get it!”

No 2- “By hook or by crook, we will.”

No 6- “Who are you?”

No 2- “The new No 2.”

No 6- “Who is Number One?”

No 2- “You are Number 6.”

No 6- “I am not a Number! I am a free man!”

No 2- “Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!”


No 6- “Everyone votes for a dictator.”


No 2- “He’s an individual, and they’re always trying.”

No 6- “Unlike me, many of you have accepted the situation of your imprisonment, and will die here like rotten cabbages.”

No 6- “Be seeing you.”

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The pitch: "Come up with a new episode of the iconic 1960s TV series."

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