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Monday, 15 October 2012

Thought For The Day

    It is interesting to note that Patrick McGoohan's views on television, at the time he produced his series ‘the Prisoner,’ he described it as being a "guest" in ones home. The television medium should not, he felt, be used to portray sex and violence, which would be an intrusion on family life. But just a minute, what about drugs? There's plenty of forced drug taking in 'the Prisoner.' In at least ten out of the seventeen episodes of the series, any number of different drugs are used on both No.6 and other citizens of The Village. To make no mention of several different types of mind altering therapy, and conditioning. And as for not wanting to promote violence, there's violence in 'the Prisoner,' or was Patrick McGoohan simply winking a blind surveillance eye to that point?

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