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Friday, 13 January 2017

Bureau of Visual Records

    It seems to me that this Undertaker is in the right place, but at the wrong time, because this image is taken from ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’ and not the opening sequence to ‘the Prisoner.’
   The Colonel has just parked his Lotus 7 outside number
1 Buckingham Place, and has gone inside. However that is not the man the Undertakers followed from the car park and through the streets of London. Not the man we see driving the Lotus, or the man they expected. Hence the Undertaker referring to his instructions, possibly to a description of the man they were supposed to abduct, or making sure he has the right address!
   Doesn’t the Undertaker realize that we’ve been here before, that they have already abducted the man living at
1 Buckingham Place? This isn’t the opening sequence to ‘the Prisoner,’ not even the opening of ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling,’ seeing that at this moment we are 22 minutes 11 seconds into the episode. And yet we have seemed to witnessed the opening sequence all over again within the episode itself. The reason for that is because much of the scene from the car park to this moment, a full 2 minutes and 9 seconds, contains too much film stock footage from the opening sequence to the series with Patrick McGoohan behind the wheel of the Lotus 7! Unless of course they are about to abduct the Colonel, in which case going by appearances they have the wrong man!

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