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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Therapy Zone

That White Balloon Called Rover!
   Bernard Williams, who was the production manager on the Prisoner, said of Rover MKII "Would they buy a white balloon?" {meaning the television viewers}.
   Well you'll be happy to know Bernie, we did, we did.

Point Of Information
   Originally the episode ‘The Girl Who Was Death’ had been thought up by David Tomblin as a possible episode of ‘Danger Man.’ Terence Feely confirmed that the story had originally called for a two hour episode. But Lew Grade would not pay for it, so the episode had to be cut in half.

Hang On - Just A Minute!
   If we are to believe this cock and bull story, if we are to take this story at face value, and if only No.6 had not been so quick to grasp Nadia's story as truth. If only No.6 had not been quite so keen to escape the Village, but to give Nadia's story a little more thought. Because Nadia had said that she had a contact man, who turned out to be Karel. But how did Karel know when to expect Nadia, when she was going to escape the Village? After all there was no way that Nadia could have made contact with Karel, she being a prisoner in the Village.
   There was no-way that Karel could know that Nadia was going to escape the Village with No.6, that they would be in need of an escape route to London. Yet Karel had that escape route already worked out well in advance - first by sea to Gdansk/Danzig. By air to Copenhagen, and by air again to London.
   We know now not to take certain aspects of the episode of ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ at face value. But the first time round....... well that was a different story. We know better now....... And had No.6 stopped to think about it a little more, well the story might very well have had a different ending. So too had Karel the right time for Poland!

At Least You Know Where You Are!
    The Control Room is a curious place, a round, domed chamber, which has upon half of its wall a map of the World as seen here in the background.
  And again here in the background, upon the other section of chamber wall, an astrological chart.
    Now why such a village would require such charts upon the chamber wall of the Control Room, is quite beyond me. Especially when the Shopkeeper told the Prisoner on the day of his arrival in the Village, when he was looking for a map, "There's no demand  for any other kind."
    As far as there being both a World map together with an astrological chart upon the chamber wall of the Control Room, I can only say that this could be representative of how once upon a time "World globes" came with "Astrological globes" in order to make a pair. Hence both being upon the chamber wall of the Control Room.

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