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Wednesday 25 April 2012

The Prisoner And Me - Me And The Prisoner

    A strange occurance yesterday morning when I was in town. I had gone out to buy some compost from Wilkinsons, and I had occasion to wait at a pedestrian crossing, waiting for the lights to change. The light changed, the traffic stopped, and I crossed the road along with other members of the public.
   Upon reaching the far side of the road, there stood a tall white haired gentleman, with a small white beard, he could have been the ghost of McGoohan, but he wasn't. The gentleman looked at me as though he knew me, I had not seen him in all my life, and then he spoke.
    "Hello, how are you?" "Fine I replied" as we passed. "It's been a long time since you were on East Midlands Today, twice wasn't it?" I said it was, he said "Be seeing you," and we went on our separate ways.
   I have to say that East Midlands Today is a regional news programme for the BBC, and I did appear on the programme twice, one about people who collect things, in my case memorabilia and merchandise connected to 'the Prisoner.' The second occasion was for people's passions, my passion for 'the Priosner,' but that was nine years ago, strange how the gentleman remembered me after all that time.

Be seeing you

1 comment:

  1. Strangely enough, I'M currently based in the WEST Midlands. I've been 'existing' in Wolverhampton for the last 8 years...

    I moved here when my company relocated, but I'll be escaping to Glasgow in a few week's time.

    BCNU );oB