Six of One

are delighted  to announce our special guest for

PortmeiriCon 2017

Christopher Benjamin

"50th Anniversary event of the Prisoner UK screening"

weekend of

Friday 31st March


Sunday 2nd April 2017

This will be Christopher Benjamin's first guest appearance at a Prisoner convention held in Portmeirion and continues an excellent sequence of first time guest appearances at Six of One events.

Christopher Benjamin

The Chimes of Big Ben

Christopher is a very accomplished  actor with a  distinguished career in the television and film industry. His career credits are impressive and extensive, including  appearances in three Prisoner episodes; 'Arrival', playing the Village  Labour Exchange manager; 'The Chimes of Big Ben', as Number Two's  assistant, played by Leo McKern and memorably  in 'The Girl who was Death' ,playing his character 'Potter' from an earlier Danger Man role.

Christopher's most recent role was in the 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan, in which he played Lord Knutsford.

Christopher Benjamin


Christopher Benjamin

The Girl who was Death (Potter)

Christopher also played alongside Patrick McGoohan in the Danger Man colour episode 'Koroshi', where his character Potter first appeared.

Christopher Benjamin


Further announcements will be made regarding  convention items. Updates will be posted both here and on the Six of One Facebook page. Demand for places are expected to be high and registration for PortmeiriCon 2017 can be made on-line or by post. Please follow the links on this home page to register, or to download a printable paper registration form.

PortmeiriCon 2016

Guests Martyn Ware and Meurig Jones

in conversation with Tim Bourne

Brian Gorman in Number 6's Carnival Cabaret with Mark Mortimer & friends

PortmeiriCon 2016

photographs courtesy of Nadine Coffey,

Sue Bourne and Debs McDougall


      Nicholas Briggs


       PortrmeiriCon 2017

              Nicholas Briggs

Six of One are excited to announce our second guest for PortmeiriCon 2017 will be Nicholas Briggs. Nicholas is the Executive Producer for Big Finish Productions, who are winners of BBC audio drama awards. They produce many cult TV audio series, and are best known for their Doctor Who audio dramas. They produced their first volume of The Prisoner last year, which Nick wrote, Directed and Produced. The finished production was  a futuristic re-imagining of the series, bringing it up to date while still retaining the original concept. Big Finish are presently working on Volume Two of The Prisoner series, which is likely to be released later this year. If you would like more information you can visit their website at:

Nick is a huge Prisoner fan and a member of Six of One and we really look forward to his participation at this years 50th anniversary celebrations in Portmeirion.





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PortmeiriCon 2017

A very special occasion

This Prisoner convention in Portmeirion will be Six of One’s 35th event. More significantly it will be the 50th anniversary of the  first UK TV screening of 'The Prisoner'.  Fans from all over the world will be celebrating this special  landmark. PortmeiriCon 2017 will celebrate Patrick McGoohan's remarkable work and also celebrate the longevity  of the most imaginative and  enigmatic television programme that has  ever been produced.

It is difficult to think of or name another television series that has asked so many questions and invoked so much  debate for half a century. Unlike many TV programmes from the Sixties and beyond, 'The Prisoner' still stands up today and retains a high level of credibility and belief. The series was completely unique, it questioned our own freedom and highlighted how we can be prisoners of our own lives.  The Village displayed information posters such as, "Questions are a burden to others, answers  a prison for oneself". Ironically, either by genius design or  by luck, 'The Prisoner' created more demand for answers and begged detailed examination of it's messages, which it still continues to do today.  Its image of future technology was visionary and often correct. When you watch the series on blue ray format, the quality is such that it feels fresh, as if it has just been filmed in recent times.

Six of One are proud and delighted to be part of this years 50th anniversary celebration of the first UK television screenings. We hope our members will support this years special event in Portmeirion and look forward to meeting up with friends  old and new. BCNU

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Join in the fun of the annual “The Prisoner” convention, held in the grounds of Portmeirion, the colourful setting that doubled for “The Village” in the TV series.


With a full programme of both inside and outside events, the convention is a must-attend for every enthusiast of The Prisoner or those interested in cult television generally.


The current Six of One convention team have been organising conventions at Portmeirion since 2001 and each year strive to make the next convention even better. Conventions are self-financing and the organisation, preparation, setting up and running of the event each year is on a completely voluntary basis, provided by a dedicated group of people. Conventions are for members and are always promoted and run in a very friendly atmosphere. Six of One would like to thank Portmeirion and all their staff for all of their support and the continued success of Portmeiricon.



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The Prisoner


Patrick McGoohan plays a man who resigns from a top secret position and is abducted from his London home. He finds himself in a beautiful village where everything is bright and cheerful – the people, their clothes, the buildings, the flowers. But despite this rosy exterior, the village serves a sinister purpose.


People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected or extracted. Everyone in the village is assigned a number instead of a name – the prisoner is Number Six. Chief interrogator and administrator is Number Two, but he isn’t the boss – an unseen Number One is the boss.


Failure is not tolerated in the village, and most episodes feature a new Number Two, though some are privileged to return for a second chance to break Number Six and discover why he resigned. The Prisoner struggles to keep this information from his captors and to find out which side runs the village and where it is. He strives to discover the identity of Number One , and above all, he attempts to escape.  


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SIX OF ONE, established in 1977, is a non-commercial society and is the only official appreciation society for THE PRISONER television series. Six of One is administered by a small number of enthusiasts, all unpaid volunteers working in their own free time. There is no "head" of the society, all decisions are made by democratic means through members of the Organisation Team. Team members are simply those who undertake a body of work on behalf of the society as a whole and the team expands and contracts to meet changing circumstances.


Society members are encouraged to participate, if they wish to do so, at every level.There is a convention at Portmeirion, where the series was filmed, and other social events and location visits are organised from time-to-time.


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Number 6 heading to the stone

boat in the 'Election Parade'

Martyn Ware, Meurig Jones and

surprise guest Mike McCartney

Rover pounces during the human chess game from 'Checkmate'