The Girl Who Was Death

A young woman wearing a white suit is standing next to her expensive white sportscar and putting on a white hat. Behind her is an old-fashioned toolbooth.

Episode 35
Tuesday, 10 December 2019

I love you madly. I love the way the hair curls on the back of your neck. You’ll make a beautiful corpse. I’m going to do you the honour of letting you die superbly.

This month, we’re watching The Prisoner (1967), more specifically its weird antepenultimate episode The Girl Who Was Death. So while Nathan puts the children to bed, James does some ball-tampering, Brendan drives around on the ceiling, and Richard enters a deadly alliance with the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. No, we don’t know what’s going on either.

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As usual, it’s temporarily possible to watch a version illegally uploaded to YouTube. But why not buy the entire series on Blu-ray? It’s strange and fascinating and the film transfer looks amazingly beautiful. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

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Download · Open in new window · Duration 0:56:56 · 54.84 MB · Recorded on Friday, 6 December 2019

Sixties Spy-fi ShitThe Prisoner