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The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in Canada beginning on September 6, 1967 then in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967 and in the USA on June 1, 1968. It stars and was co-created by Patrick McGoohan, and combines spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama. The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although the show was sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the U.S.), its combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching influence on science fiction and fantasy TV programming, and on narrative popular culture in general.
originally posted by: dixiecracker
I actually saw this brought up on an episode of Dr. Phil just the other day. He was interviewing the young man who killed and face chewed the couple in Florida. Obviously, the man had a psychotic break. Dr. Phil asked him which number, from 1-9 bothered him, if any. Dr. Phil wrote down "6" on a piece of paper. The young man said, I don't like 6. Dr. Phil showed him what he had written down before he even said anything.
Dr. Phil explained that people with OCD and other mental illnesses frequently do not like the number 6 for some reason, and it is a way to diagnose. If you believe Dr. Phil. But it was the first time I had ever hear of anything like this.