If you want to see the 'Rover effect' upon the village, then there is no better place to look than in Arrival, this when No.6 is approaching the helicopter on the lawn, and the village guardian then comes bounding along. The reverse effect of the film is, smoke can be seen going into the chimney of the old people's home!
As No.6 flies off in the helicopter, you can plainly see that the rotor blades are not turning!
Kosho, in the episode of It’s Your Funeral No.6 has a practise match, it can be observed that at times his opponent is that of No.14, No.2's assistant of the previous episode Hammer Into Anvil. Which in turn means that the Kosho match of Hammer Into Anvil should have been a much longer match, and that the footage not used was then employed in the following episode of It’s Your Funeral.
The ship M.S.Polotska might be the same, but not the crew!
"We all have to make mistakes, sometimes we have to." I think No.14 actress Sheila Allen of A B & C made one in that sentence.
There was never really any need for Doctor Jacob Seltzman in Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, mind you the whole episode is just a mish-mash plot idea and a great mistake in general!
There are several busts in the Professors house, including that of No.2 of The Chimes of Big Ben. The busts have been seen before, and makes it suggestive that the Professors wife knew her subject of the Chimes of Big Ben, well its possible I suppose. A friend of mine would say it highly credible!
When No.6 is preparing to take off in the helicopter in Arrival, from outside the cabin its on the lawn by the swimming pool. From inside the cabin, the helicopter is standing in a field!
The Prisoner Shop At Portmeirion
The Prisoner shop which so many fans of the Prisoner have frequented on visits to Portmeirion began its life in very humble circumstances indeed.
On the morning of Saturday September 4th 1982 the Prisoner Information Centre was set up, and opened by Mr. Dave Barrie and Mr. Max Hora, in what would later become the Ice Cream Parlour next to the Self-Service Restaurant. Amongst the early visitors were those of Sir Clough William-Ellis, architect and builder of Portmirion, and his daughter Susan, and her husband Mr. Euan Cooper-Willis. On September 30th the Prisoner Information Centre was visited by the Welsh Tourist Board, who were very interested in the Information Centre. This was a seven week experiment until the end of the 1982 season, which generated much interest in the Prisoner.
It was then in 1983 that the Prisoner Information Centre was moved to the 'Round House' which was No.6 cottage in the village, well the exterior anyway, for the full seven month period. Indeed Mr. Max Hora went on to run the Prisoner Information Centre at Portmeirion until January 1999.
It was soon after this that a complete renovation of the 'Round House' - No.6's cottage took place. A complete new floor and interior, with purpose built shop fitting units, with two computer terminals, and a complete range of 'Prisoner' merchandise. The brand new Prisoner shop, now run by Portmeirion itself, was opened on June 12th 1999.
When the new Prisoner shop was opened, some Prisoner fans, who had grown up with the former Prisoner Information Centre, said that this new shop was a step backwards, having no atmosphere!
Ah but people have short memories, as I recall standing freezing in the old Prisoner Information Centre during its autumn time, there being no heating. Then there was the smell, not to mention the damp. But they were good years, with more than ample Prisoner merchandise for sale therein.
But time marches on, and the Prisoner shop at Portmeirion is now long established, loved by all fans of the Prisoner who make their pilgrimage to the village.
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