Like the Prisoner, I wanted to know who was behind that screen in that ornately decorated room in the Town Hall. When I originally watched that scene in 1967, I thought when No.6 removed that screen he was going to reveal that it was No.1 who was sat there in a chair, but it wasn’t! There was only a teleprinter which was busy typing a message, I have always been curious as to what that message was, but sadly there is simply was no way of knowing, and that has held true today. But the teleprinter wasn’t merely a prop, it was actually working, and went on working despite No.6’s feeble attempt at sabotage!
I have often wondered who it was No.2 reported to and received her instructions from via that teleprinter, seeing as presumably she had been speaking to No.1 on the telephone on the outset of the episode ‘Dance Of The Dead.’
It is just a pity that No.6 didn’t show the desire to read that incoming message being printed out by the teleprinter, then the camera lens might have picked up on it, and perhaps then my curiosity might have been satisfied! But he didn’t!
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