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Thursday 18 August 2011
Caught On Camera
Here is an everyday scene on the lawn of the Old people's Home, and there's No.66 an ex-Admiral, setting out his chess pieces, as he waits for a chess opponant.
You might think that this two pictures were taken from surveillance film footage taken on the moring of the Prisoners arrival in the Village, and of course you would be absolutely correct, save for one small point, they actually come from a much later episode of the Prisoner's ordeal in the Village, that of It's Your Funeral. And that just highlights the fact just how much later episodes such as It's Your Funeral and to some extent, A Change of Mind, relies upon stock film footage from previous episodes, although A Change of Mind relies more upon sets built on a back lot at MGM Studios. Mind you looking at No.66 in a fictional sense, he has been most fortunate in having been looked after or so long. Well they do you know, for as long as you live that is. It's just a pity that the Ex-Admiral, played by Frederick Piper, isn't seen playing chess with No.6 during the filmed daily prognosis report on No.6. But then again that's not No.6 in the next photograph!