Number 48 was the title of a nighttime supervisor in The Village. The character appears in the eighth episode ("Dance of the Dead") of the the 1967-68 British television series The Prisoner and was portrayed by English actor Michael Nightingale.
Number 48 is nighttime supervisor when the scientist Number 40 attempts to extract information from Number 6 by having 6's former colleague Roland Walter Dutton (now Number 42) call him while he is under a sort of electronic hypnosis. Number 6 resists and is suspicious of what is happening; prompting Number 48 to forcibly express his concerns. Abruptly intervening, Number 2 orders the dangerous plan to be abandoned.