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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Caught on Camera

   Recently I watched a couple of episodes of ‘Randall And Hopkirk {Deceased}’ on the True Entertainment television channel. I spotted one of the two air pistols used in ‘the Prisoner’ episode ‘The Schizoid Man’ being used in the episode ‘Who Killed Cock Robin,’ but with the addition of a telescopic sight. I suppose one might call it a ‘Prisonerism,’ another would be that Jane Merrow also appears in both the episodes.
   Then in the episode ‘You Can Always Find a Fall Guy’ at one point Jeff Randall goes to see a guy called Kershaw aboard his houseboat on the Thames. Curiously Kershaw offers Randall a drink saying “Gin, whiskey, or Vodka,” now if that’s not a Prisonerism I don’t know what is. But there’s more. Later in this episode both Randall takes Jeanie Hopkirk to see Kerhsaw on his houseboat. As they arrive music is playing, Albert Elms arrangement of the third movement of Vivaldi’s 1711 work ‘L’Estro Armonico, as used in a scene in ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ when Number 14 pays a call on Number 6. I sat waiting for a fight to break out between Randall and Kershaw, but I was to be disappointed. Had a fist-fight ensued it would have made this Prisonerism complete, but it was too much to ask. There was a fight with a third party, but Kershaw turned the music off!!
   These Prisonerisms can be placed in the file along with an earlier discovery {previously noted on my blog} made in Randall and Hopkirk’s office. Look closely at the picture below,
     Marty Hopkirk is pictured in the office and there are three box files on top of the filing cabinet, you will observe that two of them have b and c on the spines. Whilst ‘a’ is missing there can be no doubt they are the same one used in ‘the Prisoner’ episode ‘A B and C.’

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