A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', now a leading authority on the subject.
The Kid's merely an imaginary character, as is the Judge, as is Kathy. It doesn't matter where he got them. But wait, there's No. 48. Where did he get his clothes? Was he kidnapped right from the street and brought to the Village? - BCNU!
Hello Arno, Yes that perfectly true about the Kid, as well as the Judge and Cathy, they are imaginary characters. However, as one of the members of the production crew said of the Kid, that he got the clothes he wears from the people he had killed! That's a good question, where did No.48 get his clothes? A shop in Carnaby Street in London I shouldn't wonder, that would be favourite. That's where all the trendy young people in got their clothes in the 1960's. So like No.6, No.48 was allowed to wear his own clothes at his trial in 'Fall Out! No.48 kidnapped right from the street and brought to the Village? Who can say. But as we are only too well aware, almost anything is possible in 'the Prisoner!'Very kind regardsDavidBCNU
Yes, but that applies to any character of the imaginery Harmony world. The 2 spheres of reality, unlike many others in film or novelised fiction, are rather well separated from each other. At the end of the episode we see the real person not their "avatars". No. 48 again: He isn't like your juvenile rebellious boy from next door is he. I think he was under surveillance for some time, for some reason. - BCNU!
Hello Arno, Well yes, I suppose it does apply to any imaginary character. My way of looking at it is as though the town and towns people of Harmony are real. I tend to forget that the only person in the town of Harmony is No.6, until towatds the end of the episode that is. You're right of course, about what you say about No.48, certainly I never met a rebellious youth quite like him back in the sixties. In fact there were no rebellious youths where I used to live. But then the so called "rebellious swinging Sixties" never really happened in the fens of Lincolnshire. No.48 under surveillance for some time? Possibly, it's certainly worthy of thought, although I cannot think why, myself, for the moment. But he doesn't appear to be dangerous, just has a disruptive influence!Very kind regardsDavidBCNU