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Friday, 30 August 2013

A favourite Scene In The Prisoner

  I suppose this is a bit of a "Caught On Camera" moment. It is a short scene as scenes go in 'the Prisoner,' and dispite what you see in the pictures, they are taken from 'The Chimes of Big Ben.' The short scene occurs in the episode after Number 6 has had breakfast, he is seen walking towards the Bandstand.
  Clearly as Number 6 approaches the Bandstand Number 8 the white Queen can be seen following Number 6, as the enlarged section shows.
    And again here, Number 8 seen over Number 6's left shoulder {as we look at the picture}.
   It would seem that a short piece of film was required, possibly as a "filler" scene, which was quite obviously taken from 'Checkmate.' it's just a pity that the film editor didn't observe that Rosalie Crutchley is in the background! And that is why I like this short scene. I shouldn't think for one moment that Rosalie Crutchley knew that she appeared in two episodes of 'the Prisoner!'

Be seeing you 


  1. Continuity errors, can't live without them. Think about one of the most famous: the colour of Bruce Willis' undershirt in the first DIE HARD. Halfway through the film, after he gets through a small hatch his his white shirt is green for the rest of it. - BCNU!

    1. Hello arno,

      As you say. But really is there any need for this short scene during 'The Chimes of Big Ben,' which quite obviously originated from 'Checkmate?'
      However such scenes as these, such continuity errors, all help to make 'the Prisoner' what it is. A remarkable, and thoroughly enjoyable television series, and that is an understatement I know.

      Very best wishes and enjoy the weekend