The PrisonerNumber Six participates in a bizarre, life-size game of chess where people are the pieces – and Number Two is one of the players. Number Six believes he has found allies among the other pawns in the game, but one by one, they are gradually taken away from him – either literally, or through mind control. Number Six is left with only one co-conspirator – and when he escapes on his own, Number Six remains imprisoned in the Village.

written by Gerald Kelsey
directed by Don Chaffey
music by Ron Grainer and Albert Elms

Cast: Patrick McGoohan (Number Six), Peter Wyngarde (Number Two), Ronald Radd (Rook), George Coulouris (Man with stick), Rosalie Crutchley (Queen), Patricia Jessel (Psychiatrist), Bee Duffell (Psychiatrist), Basil Dignam (Supervisor), Danvers Walker (Painter), Denis Shaw (Shopkeeper), Victor Platt (Assistant supervisor), Shivaun O’Casey (Nurse), Geoffrey Reed (Skipper), Terence Donovan (Sailor), Joe Dunne (Guard), Romo Gorrara (Guard)

Original title: The Queen’s Pawn

LogBook entry by Earl Green