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Eighth broadcast episode of The Prisoner, where Number Six is put on trial for acquiring a transistor radio

"Dance of the Dead" is a television episode of the British science fiction-allegorical series, The Prisoner. It was first broadcast on 17 November 1967.

Memorable Scenes

Closing arguments of observer, as prosecutor
Observer: It is the duty of all of us to care for each other and to see that the rules are obeyed. Without their discipline we should exist in a state of anarchy.
Number 6: Hear, hear!
Number 2 and doctor observe Number 6 trying out the radio
Number 2: ... Number 6 will yet be of great value.
Doctor: He can't do as he likes.
Number 2: He's an individual and they're always trying.
Observer tries to justify informing on Number 6
Observer: I have my duty.
Number 6: To whom?
Observer: To everyone. It's the rules: of the people, by the people, for the people.
Number 6: It takes on a new meaning.
Observer: You're a wicked man.
Number 6: Wicked?
Observer: You have no values.
Number 6: Different values.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dance of the Dead (The Prisoner)" as of 3 Feb 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.