An impression of mine is, that the village is run by one possible element of the government, MI something or other within British Military Intelligence. And if that is the case, why in The Chimes of Big Ben should No.2 be bothered about any embarassing questions being asked, if Fotheringay were away too long? And also, why in Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, is the Prisoner competing against a fellow agent in Potter? And is Potter played by actor Frederick Abbott in Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, the same Potter as played by Christopher Benjamin in the Girl Who Was Death, and likewise Potter in Danger Man's Koroshi? If so, then perhaps that's Potter the Labour Exchange Manager in Arrival, and possibly No.2's assistant during The Chimes of Big Ben. although as I understand it, when asked about this, actor Christopher Benjamin said that he was not aware that the Potter character in the Prisoner was the same as Potter in Danger Man. If he was, he said, then he would have made Potter more like the character in Danger Man. If the two Potters were not the same, then it's too much of a coincidence for me. The same actor being given the same character name!