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Friday, 3 November 2017

Busy Potter?

   Potter was John Drake's contact man in the ‘Danger Man’ episode of ‘Koroshi,’ and it might be wondered whether or not he was enacting the same role as Potter in ‘The Girl Who Was Death,’ as a shoeshine boy and Drake’s contact man when he told him to go to the Magnum Record shop. But before this, Potter was working in The Village, first as Number 20 the manager of the Labour Exchange, and then as assistant to Number 6 during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben.’ It has been my own opinion that all four Potters are the same character. Recently a friend of mine informed me that this has now become the opinion of Christopher Benjamin himself, who formerly believed that Potter in ‘the Prisoner’ was not the same Potter character in ‘Danger Man.’ However after watching the clip from ‘Danger Man – Koroshi,’ and the three clips from ‘the Prisoner’ he said “Now I’m beginning to wonder if it was that Potter in Danger Man who was in the Prisoner.” “I’m beginning to think they should have been Potter, the Potter from Danger Man, but why didn’t someone tell me that I was still Potter?”
    And yet there is another Potter played by Frederic Abbott in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling,’ obviously this Potter is not the same character as previously played by Christopher Benjamin, but it is curious that they used the same name. However both Potters do have something in common, they are nondescript, there being nothing remarkable about them.


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