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Tuesday 9 April 2013

Thought For The Day

    In 'Free For All,' why do No.113 {the reporter for The Tally Ho} and No.113b {his photographic colleague} share the same number? Is it simply because they are colleagues? In the case of No.113b and No.113c {The Tally Ho dispenser operator} they are identical twins, as in the case of the electrician and the gardener in 'Arrival.' And yet it would seem that relationships count for something in the Villge. Take the watchmaker in 'Checkmate, his number is 51, while his daughter Monique is No.50, so presumably her mother was either 49, or 52. It's the same with No.6 and his counterpart No.12 {Curtis} in 'The Schizoid Man.' Why number 12? Perhaps because two times six equals 12! I find numbers and relationships fascinating within the Village.

I'll be seeing you - D6


  1. Hello David,
    I agree, those numbers and relationships are fascinating for me, too. I've also always wondered why Alison was "labeled" 24, therefore continuing the row of 6 and 12. Maybe there's no meaning behind it, but then again it is Number 12 who stands between Number 6 and Number 24, ending their friendship, in a way.

    As for 113b and 113c - maybe they are really twins?

    But.. that doesn't explain the cumulation of Number 2 a, b, c and so on in Free For All. But surely Number 2 is a special case.

    Very best wishes,
    Be seeing you

    1. Hello Jana,

      That's a good interpretation, that 12 stands between 6 and 24, ending their friendship, in a way. I have not come across that train of thought before, I like it.

      I have always presumed that No.113b and No.113c are twins.

      As for the subdivided number 2 of the members of the local Town Council, 2a 2b 2c 2d 2e and so on, well that is just what their numbers are, subdivided No.2's. Which suggests to me that they were all once Number 2, and possibly after the end of their term of office, they found themselves co-opted onto the Town Council.

      Kind regards