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Saturday 23 June 2012

The Prisoner's Question Time

"So what do you want to know?"
"Well for a start who is the Prisoner?"
"And Number 1?"
"Me again really."
"So who is Curtis?"
"That would be me. But at times Frank Maher also shares the role."
"And the Village Guardian?"
"Well it's a balloon, obviously."
"Its not symbolic?"
"If you like."
"Representative of our fears?"
"Whatever you like."
"And the Village?"
"A unit of our own society."
"In which people go about wearing piped balzers and colourful clothes!"
"It's like a holiday resort."
"The Village?"
"Henley boating regatta!"
"If you like."
"And the piped blazer regressive to your school days?"
"They will be trendy one day, and everyone will seem to be wearing them."
"We are all prisoners?"
"Yes, of one thing or another."
"Does the Prisoner escape?"
"No. He's as much a prisoner at the end as he is at the beginning."
"But it could be said that the ending of the Prisoner is the beginning!"
"My point precisely. What's your number?"
"Haven't got a number!"
"Everyone has a number, what is it, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18.........."
"Now don't start!"
"I have something for you."
"A present! What is it?"
"A coat hanger. Study it, and you'll learn what the Prisoner is all about!"


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