I’ve been fighting for so long. That’s all I’ve become. The fight itself. The fight for freedom. And if that fight is over. Who am I? What’s left of me?
Big Finish’s full-cast audio drama, The Prisoner – Volume 3 is released today with one final(?) set of adventures for Number Six. Number Six (Mark Elstob) has yet to escape the Village. Will he break and supply his classified information? Can he escape? Is there a path outside the village?
Big Finish’s The Prisoner is based on the classic series starring Patrick McGoohan but with some new ideas and concepts that deviated from the original but still follow the same questions raised by Number Six. These topics – identity theft, immigration, the manipulation of democracy, and terrorism – are perhaps even more relative today.
Lucy Briggs-Owen and Jim Barclay return as Number Two/Kate and Danvers, alongside new cast members, Genevieve Gaunt, Jennifer Healy and Lorelei King
Volume 3 has a very different end than the original TV series but the early review indicates that it has been well-received. Nicholas Briggs said: “It’s been absolutely lovely and such a relief that people like what we’ve done. I knew I was entering controversial territory so there was a big danger that our version would be seen as terrible, sacrilege, or at the very least an irritating irrelevance. So many people have been really generous and encouraging.”
The Prisoner Volume Three contains four new stories:
Free For All
Time for an election in the Village. The regime seems to want Six to stand as a candidate to be Number Two. But when Two’s manifesto seems to be based on the notion of freedom, what platform will Six decide to stand upon? And can there ever be freedom in the Village?
The Girl Who Was Death
Six finds himself free again, back in London. But how did he get here? An explosion rocks the city and Six must work out who he can trust. Will it be Control, Danvers, Number 43, Kate, Number Two or Potter?
The Seltzman Connection
Potter and ZM-73 think that if they go back to the beginning of it all, they’ll be able to solve the mystery of the Village. But can Professor Jacob Seltzman really provide all the answers?
No One Will Know
From London to Kandersfeld to the Village… will an end to it all ever be possible?
The Prisoner Volume Three is available now as a collector’s edition box set at £24.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £19.99.