I’m not a number. I’m a free man!’ January 16th, 1967... A secret agent resigns, then wakes up to find himself imprisoned in ‘The Village’ - a bizarre community with a cheery veneer, but an underbelly of mystery and threat. All occupants of The Village have numbers instead of names, with our secret agent forced to accept the mantle of Number Six. The authorities running this Village are intent on discovering why Number Six resigned - but it’s a secret he steadfastly refuses to divulge. As the drama unfolds, the authorities, in the guise of the sinister Number Two, try ever more ingenious and aggressive means to bend Number Six to their will. All the while, Number Six is intent on two aims: to escape and to find out ‘Who is Number One?’.
1.1 Departure and Arrival A failed meeting in Belgium catalyses Agent ZM-73 to resign from his top secret post, but when he wakes the following morning everything has changed - even his name. Trapped in a bizarre coastal village, and with his every move monitored by the mysterious Number Two, the man now known as Number Six struggles to make sense of it all.
The joy of having two weeks annual leave still to use and that equals plenty of listening time.It is nice to be able to go back and enjoy other Non Who releases too.I have to admit i totally enjoyed this series and there is a lot of love in it from Nick Briggs (so glad he didn’t play the lead lol though).It is such an iconic show but the audios i find do the series justice and are its own thing too.This time though am doing it on app and not the glorious box set(those were the days (the Masterful one was a huge ...drop in quality and i suppose the Legacy one was too) and with the app i can also read the script too.Mark Elstob just inhabits the character although he is his own you cannot help think of Patrick also,it is so good.
As someone who only knows of The Prisoner by its legendary reputation I personally thought this was an excellent introduction to the world of The Village.
In fact, I really should get round to listening to those other boxsets sometime...
Definitely should lol👍
It is its own little village.I like that Nick makes it its own thing while keeping remnants of the original and the characters are all so intriguing fun and sinister all at the same time. It was definitely worth revisiting and am sure if i had heard this on radio i would be eager to hear more of it.i wonder if it brought new listeners into the Big finish range?
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