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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Caught On Camera!

 Number 6 has a number of framed items on the walls of his cottage. One of them is a framed menu from a Sevilla restaurant in London. It’s a strange thing to have framed on the wall. What about the unusual figurine under the television, a figure playing probably a piccolo, whilst riding a bear. Find another one like that! So far I’ve not been able to.

Be seeing you

60 Second Interview With 86

    No.113 “Now what’s a nice girl like you doing in The Village?”
    Number 86 “I don’t think that’s anything to do with you!”
    “Don’t be like that, our readers want to know about people like you.”
    “Why people like me?”
    “You’re not like the others, you’re interesting, you’re sexy. Play your cards right and we could have you on page three, something tasteful!”
    No.113b “Smile.” {click goes the camera}
    “Page three, what’s that?”
    “Well we contribute to The Tally Ho you know. I am Number One one-three, and this is my photographic colleague Number One one-three b.”
    “Smile” {click goes the camera}
    “Are you the one who wrote about Number 6 being under further investigation.”
    “And about Number Ninety-three’s confession?”
    “Oh yes, and about the Committee hearings.”
    “I cannot deny.........”
    “Not to mention Number Six being declared unmutual.”
    “Well these events have to be reported.”
    “There’s no mention of a reporter, just the headline, no mention of the writer.”
    “Well I..........”
    “And the photograph, it’s not even one of Number Six in Village clothes!”
    “I admit it, we obtained that photograph from the Department of visual Records.”
    “But he’s a photographer.”
    “Yes well it’s the editor, he always insists on non Village pictures for the paper.”
    “I don’t know.”
    “And The Tally Ho doesn’t have a page three does it?”
    “What is it you want?”
    “We were going to ask you about the operations you carry out, we’re not sure if they are ethical, but we’ve had a change of mind!”
    “Oh don’t waste my time, and get out!”
    Number 113 and 113b go to leave.
    “I still say we could get her on page three. That Number Eight didn’t mind posing for the camera. She was a bit of alright she was an Estonian.”
    “One of these days they’ll twig you don’t have any film in that camera of yours.”
    “Yeah, but by then it will be too late!”
    “I’ll tell Number Two of your activities.”
    “You can call me what you like mate. At least I don’t pretend I’m something I’m not!”
   “What do you mean by that?”
   “Newspaper reporter! Not one word you’ve ever written has ended up in the newspaper.”
    “You’re right. There’s not a great deal of point to what we do is there?”
    “What should we do?”
    “We could resign!”
    “What and be unemployed?”
    “It Doesn’t sound good when you put it that way.”
    “Oh look, isn’t that the Number Two being chased along the street by a lot of people?”
    “Come on, there’s a story there, got your camera?”
    “Always to hand, I’ll get a picture of Number Two being chased up the steps!”
    “I can see the headline now, Number 2 leads race to the Green Dome!”
    “I thought we didn’t have elections here?”
    “I’ll write the story, you just take the pictures!”

Reporter Number 113
Photographer Number 113b

Exhibition of Arts And Crafts

                          “No Escape!


Quote For The Day

    “Five, that’s me!”
                         {Number 6 – Once Upon A Time}

    Of course he’s five, that came about when Number 2 and the Supervisor were checking the profundity, with the Supervisor counting slowly from one to five and then holding in five five five five five, loudly on five, then more softly five five five until it was over and Number 6 became 5. But is that his number as in “Five that’s me,”, or the age of five to which his mind had been regressed, remembering that at the age of five would be when he first went to school. Or it could be both, depending on how you look at it. I suppose it wasn’t 1 that the Supervisor had been told to hold on one one one one one that would mean Number 6 saying “one that’s me!” Which might have been apt the way things turned out, but completely useless to Number 2, and yet he had been left holding the baby so to speak!

Be seeing you

Sunday, 26 March 2017


   I was under the impression that ‘True Entertainment’ was to begin a repeat screening of ‘the Prisoner’ tonight at 11pm. However according to ‘True Entertainment’s programme listing, ‘Arrival’ has now been put back one hour to midnight, which is more in keeping with the usual time ‘the Prisoner’ is screened here in Britain!! What’s more ‘Arrival’ tonight seems to be a one-off screening, as the rest of the series does not follow on. But I feel sure that at some point ‘True Entertainment’ will repeat ‘the Prisoner.’

Be seeing you

Bureau of Visual Records

    They brought Doctor Seltzman to The Village because they needed the reversal process. Well I’m personally not convinced about that part of the storyline myself but we’ll go with the script. In order to carry out this reversal process Seltzamn sits between the two subjects having wired himself up to the machine. Now if this is essential to this mind transference process, who was it who sat there between the Colonel and Number 6, operating the Seltzman machine during the first mind transference? It’s a pity we do not actually see the Seltzman machine in operation during the mind transference of Number 6 and the Colonel, and not just Number 6 wired into the machine on the wall screen!

Be seeing you

The Pri50ner

    Here’s something, and I bet myself a cup of coffee that no-one has thought of this before. Basically the phrase “Be seeing you” is a parting greeting, and “have a good trip” is used when there is a departure of some kind. So it occurred to me, in terms of The Village, that when in ‘Arrival’ the ex-Admiral having suggested to Number 6 that he try the boat, says “Have a good trip,” and that’s a parting greeting, and may well be his words for “Be seeing you.”