During his interview in the 1984 documentary Six Into One: the Prisoner File he admitted to still discovering new meanings himself. I just wonder when it was that McGoohan last sat down and watched the Prisoner series?
When over the years Patrick McGoohan has hated doing interviews concerning his creation the Prisoner, that he hates talking about the series. So really I can't quite see him sitting down in front of the television and actually watching an episode, let alone the whole series. Oh he has done a few good interviews over the years, and has probably refused just as many.
It has also occurred to me that Patrick McGoohan is probably like the Professor in the episode The General. I mean in the way that the Professor gave birth to the General, and loves it with a passion, who probably hates it even more!
It is written that the Prisoner is everything to everyman. So I wonder what it is that attracts the fairer sex to the Prisoner?
I know that many women are attracted by Patrick McGoohan, as he was in both ‘Danger Man’ and ‘the Prisoner,’ but surely there's more to it than that? I mean what is it that makes females play male roles in Prisoner re-enactments? For one female person to dress as No.48, complete with military tunic and top hat? Perhaps an Everywoman would acre to enlighten me.
People Must Surely Have Noticed!
The Scammell Highwayman Transporter going round
Trafalgar Square, and someone must surely have noticed, as it moved amongst the traffic with a cage sat upon the trailer, and its three occupants aboard. London
Certainly one person observed this lorry with its strange cargo. A motorcycle Policeman, who followed the lorry, who finally stopped the Scammell on the Victoria Embankment. A real policeman mark you.
So why was the transporter pulled over by the motorcycle Patrol man? Was he involved in the actual filming? Or was the transporter actually pulled over on the
embankment for the lack of license plates? Well there' no license pale on the front. And I can tell you there isn't on one the back of the vehicle either! I wonder what was said, what tale was spun, what questions asked, what the Policeman reported when he got back to the station or over his radio? Victoria
Pinta Man Is Strong!
Such is the logo upon the milkman's milk float seen at the aerodrome in the episode 'Many Happy Returns.' The question has been asked, what is the theory behind the milkman and the episode itself?
Well quite obviously the milkman is an external agent of the Village. Despatched to being the Prisoner back to a happy return! As for the plot behind the episode, it is simply to show that no matter what the Prisoner does, wherever the Prisoner goes, he is always within the grasp of the village and its agents. Hence the title of the episode ‘Many Happy Returns.’
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