It was once called the lost village, then someone went and discovered, this so called second village, which appears in ‘The Chimes of Big Ben,’ ‘A B & C,’ ‘The Schizoid Man,’ and ‘Living In Harmony.’ So where is, or rather where was this lost Village? If you go to Portmeirion, you can wander about as much as you like, through the woods and all about, but you will never find it there.
That's because the village contained in the above map isn't anywhere near the village, the Italianate
that is. But was a series of structures on a back-lot at village of Portmeirion MGS film studios at Borehamwood, now long since having been demolished, the back-lots that is.
Much of the Village was a mock-up on the back-lot at
MGM for the film the ‘Dirty Dozen,’ the , and was used in several films as well as doing sterling service for the village. French Village
This is the Prisoner on the day of his arrival, the Prisoner who will become known as No.6. Yet sometimes, in his dreams he's someone else, who I wonder? No.1 perhaps. Well that's how it seemed to turn out, but of course he could easily have been Curtis, in his dreams.
Some have put the theory forward that he's a clone of himself, but that's ridiculous. Okay, you can make someone with the right build, the right bone structure, look like someone else with the use of plastic surgery. But that would leave tell-tale scars, and there are no such scars. Cloning, well yes, but being cloned to look like someone else does not make you that person. To actually become that person, the clone would have to be cloned at birth. To live the same way at the subject, to grow up in the same way, to experience the subjects life, his dreams, his likes, dislikes. His favourite dish, a favourite brand of cigar, learn how to shoot, fence, and box. It would take a life-time to get this far. Which in turn would mean that the village has been plotting this exact scenario since the birth of No.6, at 4.31 am 28th of March 1928!
No.7's It Doesn't Really Mean Anything!
This image is reckoned to have some enigmatic, symbolic meaning, a message to the viewer perhaps. I think too much is read into it. It's simply a sign, which means the area beyond, at Portmeirion, is for residents only. The
hasn't got anything to do with it! Butler
Betty McDowell Peter Howell Conrad Phillips
Two actors and one actress, all three well known, having worked in numerous television series and in films, who all have on thing in common - they all appeared in ‘the Prisoner’ episode ‘The General.’ However, Peter Howell and Betty McDowell never worked in the episode together. Betty McDowell appeared on screen together with Conrad Phillips, and vice versa. Conrad Phillips appeared on screen with Peter Howell, and vice versa, but Betty McDowell never once appeared on screen with Peter Howell, and she as Madam Professor, was supposed to have been the Professor’s wife!
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