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Sunday, 26 July 2015

A Favourite Scene In The Prisoner


   It’s no good looking up there Number 6, that jet aircraft is long gone!
   When in ‘Many Happy Returns’ Number 6 comes full circle and ends up back where he began! The water and electricity is suddenly switched on, and yet that coffee percolator shouldn’t be brewing coffee quite so instantly as it does. That would suggest that the percolator was brewing the coffee before Number 6’s return.
    The door to his cottage opens, the black cat walks in followed by Number 2-Mrs. Butterworth carrying the cake she promised to bake him if he promised to return, which he did of course. Number 2 wishes him many happy returns with something of a smarmy expression on her face. He then crosses the study and looks out of the window glancing up at the sky, then out across the Piazza, the view which the television viewer sees, not being the angle from Number 6’s window of course. 
    As the Brass Band plays from Mini-Mokes, the citizens parading around the pool and fountain in the Piazza, I like to think this gives the impression that Number 6 arrived back in The Village, not only on his birthday, but also on the day of the Carnival. Seeing as the scene footage used, is taken from the following episode ‘Dance of the Dead!’

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