The Prisoner Appreciation Society




We are sad to hear of the of passing of Glenies McCairns aka Glenys Siefers yesterday after a battle with cancer. She was a regular at conventions and a friend to many members over the years.  Society founder Dave Barrie, who has known her since the early days has asked to share these words and thoughts.
I first met Glenies on January 23rd 1977 when around 30 very enthusiastic fans of 'The Prisoner' met to discuss the founding of an appreciation society. Even then, Glenies was memorable. She recounted how, as a 16 year-old, she had been captivated by 'The Prisoner' when screened in 1967, so much so, she fleshed out an idea for an episode and duly travelled to MGM Borehamwood with a big envelope addressed to Patrick McGoohan.
Over the ensuing decades she and I often chatted at conventions. What struck me was her unswerving dedication to celebrating a series with which she resonated so completely.
For those that never met her, she was a true individual. Fearless in her individualistic outlook, she was a force of nature. Her personality defied categorisation. In short, she was one of those individuals who left an indelible impression. I was so pleased to send her a personal message this past week from Catherine McGoohan as I knew this meant the world to Glenies. Her passing will lave a huge Glenies-size hole in many lives. I will miss our encounters. On behalf of Six of One, we send her family our deep condolences.
Dave Barrie



We are looking forward to welcoming members to the 40th PortmeiriCon, being held the weekend of 12-14 April 2024, where we will be joined by our very special guest Catherine McGoohan, as well as Tony Sloman, series librarian.
Please note that the Convention is sold out and registrations are now closed
Details of how to submit questions for Catherine McGoohan during her interview are included in the society magazine that was recently posted. There will also be a chance to submit questions at the convention.
Popular features such as Human Chess, Election Parade and village tour return as well as The Royal Oakeley Brass Band.
Be Seeing You!






Six of One is the sole appreciation society for ‘The Prisoner’ with a long history that continues to enjoy a wonderful association with Portmeirion Village. We offer a regular opportunity to come together to celebrate one of the most provocative and enduring TV series of our time.


So, after a frustrating four-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that our unique annual events are now back on track and hope that all of you who joined us in the Village in April had a great time. We would like to think that the new interactive and immersive features of the programme made it a very special and memorable weekend.


You will see that we have devoted lots of website space to the PortmeiriCon photograph gallery so have a look through them and see if you can spot any familiar faces!


Over the weekend you also met the new organising team who are bringing fresh perspectives, fresh ideas, and a positive outlook to the society. The team are currently putting their heads together to come up with another memorable experience next year.


In the meantime, we would like to share the work of the team with you with regular updates online. The society’s website has been completely updated and improved. A special feature of the website is our Guestbook so feel free to write your comments and suggestions about any aspect of the society.


We would also like to draw your attention to our Annual Financial Statement 2022-23 that is now available on this website. This provides details of how the society has spent your membership and convention fees over the last year. We hope that this report is illuminating and helpful. We intend to report on the Society finances every year in this way. Also please refer to the new Society Details and Basis of Operation particularly the section on Society Finances & Guiding Principles before reading the Financial Statement.


As we move into autumn and soak up the last of the sun, don’t forget to renew your membership if you haven't already done so. We hope that you will all want to continue your membership to receive the next three editions of ‘Degree Absolute’, our new magazine.


Spring 2024 will see a very special 40th PortmeiriCon and further news will be announced here in the months ahead. Help us to keep Six of One alive and thriving!


September latest: We now have a sample magazine articles page. Please click the link or select ARTICLES from the main menu.


Best wishes from the Six of One Society Organising Team

Be seeing you!


A massive thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Portmeiricon and contributed to making it happen! Faces old and new, from all over the world attended and made this weekend a very fun packed, friendly, sunny & smooth return for Six of One, back to "The Village".
At 14:00 on Sunday at PortmeiriCon 2023, Chris 'Mokeman' Spooner officially handed over the keys and proudly unveiled the newly restored mini moke that was discovered in a lockup garage near castle yard. Portmeirion commissioned Chris to rebuild and restore this moke, which was used during the very first Convention. The work is stunning, and the moke will now be used in and around the village.
The dates for our 2024 convention are Friday 12th - Sunday 14th April 2024. To be held in Portmeirion, the 2024 event will be the 40th PortmeiriCon.
Be Seeing you at PortmeiriCon 2024!






Established in 1977, Six of One is a non-commercial operation and is the only appreciation society for The Prisoner that has received official acknowledgement and recognition. Six of One is administered by a small number of enthusiasts, all unpaid volunteers working in their own free time. All decisions are made by democratic means through members of the Organisation Team. Team members undertake a body of work on behalf of the society as a whole and the team expands and contracts to meet changing circumstances or demands.


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


Membership is by annual subscription and brings mailings which include a quality professionally printed magazine each time plus other printed items.






You can join Six of One online by using the 'PayPal' secure payment page and selecting the appropriate payment panel for the subscription rate applicable to your country of residence. You can opt for Individual Membership or Joint Membership if you have other people at the same address who would like to come along to what would normally be members-only events. If you opt for the latter, please also tell us the full name(s) of joint member(s).


Following payment, you will receive notification by email from PayPal that your subscription has been received, and Six of One will receive your mailing address at the same time. No other receipt will be sent unless requested.  Subscriptions are priced in GBP which Paypal will convert from your currency on payment. An online printable membership form is available if you would prefer to join by post. If you require a receipt for your postal aplication, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.






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.


Conventions are self-financing and the organisation, preparation, setting up and running of the event each year is done on a 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.




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.  









Portmeirion was the dream creation of Architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. The Italianate inspired design and the concept of a tightly grouped coastal village, was built in two stages between 1925 and 1976.


Portmeirion featured in a number of "Danger Man" episodes before famosuly becoming "The Village" in The Prisoner television series.


Six of One holds its annual Prisoner Convention - known as Portmeiricon - in Portmeirion Village. Six of One is the only Prisoner appreciation society recognised by Portmeirion and we remain grateful to be able to hold our annual event in The Prisoner's original setting.