->One of the many fascinating things about ''The Prisoner'' is that no-one knows what order the episodes should be watched in. There is, however, a consensus on two things. Firstly, they should not be watched in the order they were made, and secondly, they should not be watched in the order they were broadcast.
-->'''Jonathan Morris''', introducing the [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/prisoner/episodeguide/intro.shtml BBC's episode guide]].

The order used for this list of ''ThePrisoner'' episodes is the order of initial UK broadcast, also used on most DVD issues. This order [[AnachronicOrder causes some characterisation and thematic inconsistencies]] and there are [[http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/the-prisoner/part1/ other potential episode orders]] suggested by fans and by Patrick [=McGoohan=]'s WordOfGod.

[[index]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE1Arrival}} Arrival]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE2TheChimesOfBigBen}} The Chimes of Big Ben]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE3ABAndC}} A, B and C]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE4FreeForAll}} Free For All]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE5TheSchizoidMan}} The Schizoid Man]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE6TheGeneral}} The General]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE7ManyHappyReturns}} Many Happy Returns]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE8DanceOfTheDead}} Dance of the Dead]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE9Checkmate}} Checkmate]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE10HammerIntoAnvil}} Hammer Into Anvil]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE11ItsYourFuneral}} It's Your Funeral]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE12AChangeOfMind}} A Change of Mind]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE13DoNotForsakeMeOhMyDarling}} Do Not Forsake Me Oh my Darling]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE14LivingInHarmony}} Living In Harmony]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE15TheGirlWhoWasDeath}} The Girl Who Was Death]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE16OnceUponATime}} Once Upon A Time]]
#[[{{Recap/ThePrisonerE17FallOut}} Fall Out]]
[[/index]]
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