The final episode of 60s cult classic ‘The Prisoner’ was on BBC FOUR last night (and they actually managed to show it without ‘accidentally’ cropping into widescreen or DOGing for once.)

Is everything explained? Well – no. This series started out as an off beat idea and morphed into surreal craziness, but just sane enough so that you can bear to watch. It’s also excellent. Quite telling that originally it was made and shown on ITV, who would never broadcast anything of such quality today.

Anyone who likes sci-fi, fantasy or just generally weird TV should try and see The Prisoner during their life, if only to admire the midget butler.

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