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Penultimate broadcast episode of The Prisoner, where Number Six goes through the seven ages of man

"Once Upon a Time" is the 16th episode of the British science fiction-allegorical series, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan as Number Six. It originally aired in the UK on ITV on 25 January 1968 and was first broadcast in the United States on CBS on 14 September 1968. This episode was filmed sixth in the series' production run.

Cast and Crew

Leo McKernNumber Two

Memorable Scenes

Number 2 indoctrinates the "adolescent" Number 6
Number 2: Society is a place where people exist together.
Number 6: Yes, sir.
Number 2: That is civilization.
Number 6: Yes, sir.
Number 2: The lone wolf belongs to the wilderness.
Number 6 pleads with Number 2 to be let out of the cage
Number 2: Why did you resign?
Number 6: For peace.
Number 2: For peace?
Number 6: Now let me out.
Number 2: You resigned for peace?
Number 6: Yes. Let me out.
Number 2: You're a fool.
Number 6: For peace of mind.
Number 2: What?
Number 6: For peace of mind!
Number 2: Why?
Number 6: Because too many people know too much.
Number 2: Never!
Number 6: I know too much!
Number 2: Tell me.
Number 6: I know too much about you!

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