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Monday 26 May 2014

Anyone At Home?

    This time when the Prisoner returns to that office in which he handed in his letter of resignation, he doesn't seem quite so keen to storm in the way he did the first time. Perhaps after last time he wasn't sure of what kind of reception he would get! But the man sat behind the desk is of a subservient nature, he certainly wasn't affected by the Prisoner's ranting the last time. And by the by, hasn't that man something better to do with his time than the crossword in the newspaper? But perhaps it's time for his elevenses seeing the cup and saucer on the desk, but no biscuits this time as there's no tea plate under the cup and saucer.
    And that's the mistake fans have made during the opening sequence of 'the Prisoner,' that when the Prisoner bangs his fist down on the desk, upsetting the cup and saucer on a tea plate, enthusiasts have asked the question, why are there two saucers under the cup?!



  1. "But the man sat behind the desk is of a subservient nature"

    Read almost any interview by George Markstein and you'll see that you're wrong in what you say above.

    1. Hello,
      George Markstein was very far from having a subservient nature, judging by the way he always defended his belief that it was himself who came up with the original idea for 'the Prisoner,' and not Patrick McGoohan.But I'm not about to go down that road again. It was actually the character of that buearucrat that he was playing, I was referring to, and not George Markstein himself if that is what you thought.


  2. I see you've completely changed your mind in today's post "It has been said that the bureaucrat sat behind that desk is at the centre of the web of intrigue that is being spun, and that's correct,"

    10/10 for inconsistency.

  3. Who else could David have meant if it wasn't the character? All that I know of Markstein, he was a decidedly strong personality. - BCNU!