"Six of One - The Prisoner Information page"


  PortmeiriCon 2005  
   Patrick McGoohan (Six of One’s Honorary President) plays a man who resigns from a top secret position and is abducted from his London home. He finds himself in a beautiful village where everything is bright and cheerful - the people, their clothes, the buildings, the flowers. But despite this rosy exterior, the village serves a sinister purpose. People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected or extracted. Everyone in the Village is assigned a number instead of a name - the Prisoner is Number Six. Chief interrogator and administrator is Number Two, but he isn't the boss - an unseen Number One is the boss.
   Failure is not tolerated in the Village, and most episodes feature a new Number Two, though some are privileged to return for a second chance to break Number Six and discover why he resigned. The Prisoner struggles to keep this information from his captors and to find out which side runs the Village and where it is. He strives to discover the identity of Number One, and above all, he attempts to escape.
(Synopsis by Bruce Clark)
   Six of One, established in 1977, is a non-commercial society and is the only official appreciation society for THE PRISONER television series. Six of One is administered by a small number of enthusiasts, all unpaid volunteers working in their own free time. There is no "head" of the society, all decisions are made by democratic means through members of a co-ordinating team. Team members are simply those who undertake a body of work on behalf of the society as a whole and the team expands and contracts to meet changing circumstances. Society members are encouraged to participate, if they wish to do so, at every level. There is a convention at Portmeirion, where the series was filmed, and other social events and location visits are organised from time-to-time. Additionally there are a number of local group organisers who provide social meetings for members within their own geographical area.
   Membership of the society is by annual subscription and brings you quarterly mailings which include a quality professionally printed magazine each time plus other printed items. You can join online by credit card or by regular mail.

Six of One has a network of official websites, each one dedicated to a specific facet of THE PRISONER or of Six of One itself. You are cordially invited to peruse their content by just clicking one of the links below.
Background information on "The Prisoner" and Patrick McGoohan, how to join Six of One, details of merchandise, DVD releases and soundtrack CDs, archived news section.
A comprehensive overview of Six of One, The Prisoner Appreciation Society. Includes a look at the society history, 'Prisoner' news and a 'little known facts' section.
A virtual shopping mall where you can join Six of One instantly on-line and buy 'Prisoner' memorabilia including Six of One back catalogue material.
A sneak preview of "Free For All", the Six of One quarterly magazine. Includes a gallery of cover-artwork and details of current and future Six of One social events.
Bienvenue sur le site Web du rÔdeur, le fan-club français de la série tv Le Prisonnier. Home of "LE RÔDEUR" and aimed at all French-speaking fans of "The Prisoner".
A review of past conventions held at Portmeirion, where much of THE PRISONER was filmed, and forward news of the next one which is planned for March 2005.
A look at more than a century of "The Village" past, using dozens of pictures and maps with a 1000 year historical account. The most comprehensive on the net.
The official site of Portmeirion, the Italianate village in North Wales which doubled for Number Six's prison. Includes a link to The Prisoner Shop which sells memorabilia.

    The above society websites are the only official ones for appreciation of The Prisoner. Along with Six of One's own websites, there are others created by enthusiasts, many of whom are Six of One members. These also offer excellent sources of online Prisoner material, along with information about The Prisoner or Six of One. However, as with many thriving societies, we receive reports of non-society websites which provide incorrect content. If you have any questions or concerns about the society and the way it is run, please feel free to ignore bogus sites and to contact Six of One for accurate information.