The Tally Ho is, according to Number 6, issued daily at noon. Well at least that’s what he told the Colonel during his de-briefing session about The Village. And yet when it comes to ‘It’s Your Funeral’ Number 6 goes to the kiosk to buy a copy of the broadsheet and a bar of soap at ten in the morning. More than that, in the following episode there appears to be two issues of The Tally Ho during the same day, unless we are to take it Number 6’s second encounter with the Committee took place on a different day. And during a much earlier episode Number 6 goes to the Town Hall in order to witness the disillusionment of the out-going Council, and outside the Town Hall he is presented with a copy of the broadsheet, which contained an interview with the local candidate Number 6, which never even took place. And I think we can consider the time to be about mid morning. I wonder what time The Tally Ho was delivered during the episode of ’The Schizoid Man?’ Mind you that was a one off issue, as a matter of fact the only issue to have a date printed on it. Except when that very same issue is used in ’A B and C,’ the same issue doing different jobs in two different episodes. I suppose it saved time! It’s a nice idea about The Tally Ho broadsheet being issued daily at noon, it’s just a pity that the idea isn’t carried on into later episodes. But perhaps the later script writers were not made aware of that fact!
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