The General (The Prisoner)

The General (The Prisoner)

Infobox Television episode
Title = The General
Series = The Prisoner
Season = 1
Episode = 6
Guests = Number Two - Colin Gordon
Number Twelve - John Castle
Professor - Peter Howell
Professor's wife - Betty McDowell
Writer = Lewis Greifer
Director = Peter Graham Scott
Production =
Airdate = November 5, 1967
Episode list =


Prev = The Schizoid Man
Next = Many Happy Returns

The General is the sixth episode of the television series "The Prisoner". The central themes of this episode are rote learning and indoctrination.

Synopsis

Number 6 discovers a new scheme -- Speedlearn -- that permits a person to learn a university level course in history in three minutes, taught by an individual known as "The Professor", who is backed by another entity known as "The General". Number 6 finds that Speedlearn could possibly be used for mind control as well as mass education. A disaffected member of the Speedlearn committee helps Number 6 infiltrate the project to try and bring the General down.

"The General" turns out to be a sophisticated (for the 1960s) computer system. However, Number 6 is able to destroy this computer, and Number 2's plans, with some simple logical epistemological trickery.

Additional guest cast

* Announcer - Al Mancini
* Supervisor - Peter Swanwick
* Doctor - Conrad Phillips
* Man in buggy - Michael Miller
* Waiter - Keith Pyott
* Man in cafe - Ian Fleming
* Mechanic - Norman Mitchell
* Projection operator - Peter Bourne
* Corridor guard - George Leech
* Corridor guard - Jackie Cooper


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