Big Finish’s fullcast audio drama, The Prisoner, returns with one final episode . Number Six, (Mark Elstob) has yet to escape the Village as he continues to battle for his identity and freedom.  Will he break and supply his classified information?  Can he escape?  Is there a path outside the village?

Big Finish - The Prisoner Volume 3
The Prisoner Volume 3 – Glen McCready (Potter), Nick Briggs (WriterDirector), Mark Elstob (Six), Richard Dixon (Prof Seltman), Sarah Mowat (Janet) – Big Finish

Lucy Briggs-Owen and Jim Barclay return as Number Two/Kate and Danvers, alongside new cast members, Genevieve Gaunt, Jennifer Healy and Lorelei King.  The Prisoner Volume Three will be released in November 2019 and is available for pre-order now from £19.99 at www.bigfinish.com 

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. 

Actor, Mark Elstob says: The Prisoner – in the guise of a brightly coloured, turbo-charged, Sixties fantasy-cum-spy show – addresses universal themes and asks many important questions about our modern society. The world has changed immensely but I don’t think any of the questions have. 

“Almost everywhere we look citizens are being controlled, shepherded and ordered by their governments. We are spied on as a matter of course by all sorts of people. Do we really want that? There is surely nobody anywhere who wants to be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered, is there? The voice of Number Six – some Number Six somewhere – must always be heard!”

Big Finish - The Prisoner Volume 3
Mark Elstob, Alicia Ambrose-Bayly , Glenn McCready, Jennifer Healey, Genevieve Gaunt

This series is not to be missed as it adds a new flavour to the familiar stories. Director and writer Nicholas Briggs explains: “There’s been a big change from the previous two volumes with this one. This box set is very much written as a serial. It’s one long story with characters that continue from episode to episode.

The first three episodes have remote links to the original, but the finale isn’t based on any of the TV episodes, and certainly not Fall Out  the last TV episode – which we sort of covered in The Prisoner Volume Two.”

The Prisoner Volume Three – Summary

 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 for pre-order as a collector’s edition box set at £24.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £19.99.  

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Susan Hewitt
Susan Hewitt is the Editor and Site Owner of Blogtor Who. She has loved all Doctor Who for over 5 decades now. Prisoner, Blake-7, Space-1999, Star Wars and Star Trek were also huge favourites. Her favourite Doctor is Tom Baker with Peter Capaldi following in a close second. However, David Tennant does rank as one of her favourite actors particular due to his brilliant work in theatre. She followed her heroes and became an Electrical Engineering in the semiconductor industry and worked for ATI, AMD and ARM. She currently works at Ryff as their Platform Architect when she isn't writing or editing Blogtor Who.

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