I thought this was a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, but after reviewiing the lists of episodes, it doesn't appear to be. I remember it as black and white.


Could you be remembering the Twilight Zone episode Stopover in a quiet town? Involved a couple and it was a train not a car but the idea is the same. Only one train out of town (Centerville) and it brought you right back to Centerville. Episode is from Season 5 and is available for streaming from Netflix.

  • It's almost certainly this. It's an episode people remember and talk about, but often can't place. – Tango Mar 26 '13 at 5:01

This is almost certainly The Prisoner.

It's a British spy series, where in the backstory a secret agent that quits under tense circumstances is kidnapped and taken to a strange town which acts as a prison of sorts, and subjected to bizarre and violent behavior. In his many escapes, he's chased by what looks to be a giant beach ball.

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    The Prisoner was offbeat enough that I would think the questioner would have remembered the 'weirdness' and commented on it. Maybe not although the giant beach ball is a signature of the series and hard to forget. – Stan Mar 26 '13 at 3:23
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    The Prisoner was in color, though. – Tango Mar 26 '13 at 5:01
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    @Tango Good point, but that really depended on what sort of television you had. Ah, the joys of analog video signals! – John O Mar 26 '13 at 5:29

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