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UK Airing: November 24, 1967

US Airing: August 17, 1968

 

The Prisoner appears to have the upper hand as he manages to recruit a team to aid him in his quest to escape. But is a woman who loves him a little too easily the mole in the escape group or is the Prisoner just another pawn in a game he cannot win? John and writer Jim Beard discuss what many consider a quintessential episode of the series and your two hosts agree. There is also a level of humor that we don't often see in the series, but it works.

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Direct download: Once_Upon_a_Village_-_Checkmate.mp3
Category:Once Upon a Village -- posted at: 9:09am EDT
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Episodes

The Jack Benny Program

December 24, 1944

“Trimming A Tree”

2:17

 

The Great Gildersleeve

January 1, 1947

“Big New Year’s Costume Ball”

32:32

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Normally, we include a brief synopsis of the episode to remind folks what it is we are talking about, but John and writer Jim Beard found themselves hard pressed to determine what exactly the plot was of this story. It appears that this is made up of several story threads that never really seem to come together in a satisfying way. Many argue that The Prisoner was weird for weird's sake and this episode could make a strong case for that.

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Direct download: OUAV_-_Dance_of_the_Dead.mp3
Category:Once Upon a Village -- posted at: 6:02am EDT
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Episodes

Archie Andrews

December 17, 1949

“Christmas Shopping”

1:32

Big Town

December 21, 1948

“Prelude To Christmas”

30:24

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