"Hammer into Anvil" is a television episode of the British science fiction-allegorical series, The Prisoner. It was first broadcast on 1 December 1967. It is one of a minority of episodes in which Number Six makes no escape attempt and in which the Village authorities make no significant attempt to coerce him into revealing information.
Number 6: I'm Number Six.
Number 2: No. D6.
Number 6: D6?
Number 2: Sent here by our masters to spy on me.
Number 6: Sorry, I don't follow.
Number 2: Oh yes. I've been on to you from the beginning. You didn't fool me.
Number 6: Perhaps you fooled yourself?
Number 2: What do you mean?
Number 6: Just supposing for argument's sake that I was planted here?
Number 2: By XO4.
Number 6: XO4? Very well, by XO4. What would have been your first duty as a loyal citizen? Not to interfere. But you did interfere. You have admitted it yourself. There is a word for that. Sabotage.
Number 2: No!
Number 6: Who are you working for, Number Two?
Number 2: For us, for us!
Number 6: That is not the way it's going to sound to XO4.
Number 2: I swear to you...
Number 6: You could be working for the enemy or you could be a blunderer who's lost his head. Either way you've failed.
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Hammer into Anvil" as of 03 Feb 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.