A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', a leading authority on the subject, a short story writer, and now Prisoner novelist.
Dear David Gosh, those curtains are really Chintzy, aren’t they! What with the heavy velvet and tassels. Come to think of it, quite a few of the series’ interiors are extremely Chintzy, particularly the Professor’s house, the rooms beneath the town hall (seen in Dance of the Dead – OMG, that wallpaper!), and Engadine’s pleasure palace. As well as the décor they’re also stuffed full of furniture, giving a heavy and cluttered feel.I think the coolest interior designs in the series are No.6’s village house and London home, which both have a nice mixture of modern and antique furnishings (he has such good taste, apart from the tiger-skin rug), and also my house (No.8) which is done up in a lovely rustic style. There’s so much to notice in our favourite series, isn’t there!Be seeing you!LoveNadiax
Dear Nadia, Yes they are, as you say very Chintzy curtains, I had not thought about that before. The Professor's house, Engadine's house, the room in the Town Hall, all cluttered with furniture and decorations, there's something of the Victorian about them. But really, is that an exact replica of the Professor's home? Ordinarilly I cannot see the Professor having several pictures of Generals hanging on the walls! Engadine's house is trypically French, with a portrait of Marie Antoinette hanging on the wall. Yes I would agree, the interior of 6 Private does have the best interior. As far as we know only the study area of 6's Village home is an exact replica of his London home, apart from the sliding door to the bathroom. It is always possible that the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom could also be replcas, simply set out differently in 6 Private. I agreee, the tiger skin rug is out of place. Your home in The Village does have a rustic charm, which suggests you lived somewhere in the country rather in a town or city. Regarding the interior fixtures and fittings of Number 6's Village home. Do you think they are those taken from his London home and brought to The Village? Or are they reproductions made in The Village workshop. Or perhaps the exact same looking fixtures and fittings were purchased from antique shops etc in oder to fit out Number 6's study area of his cottage?Very kind regardsBe seeing youDavid
Hi DavidI suppose it was a mixture of both - they furnished the place with replicas and perhaps brought in the things that they couldn't copy.I'm glad they let me bring my lovely furnishings to No.8 in the village - I wouldn't have wanted them to accommodate me in one of those awful chintzy cluttered rooms!LoveNadiax
Hi Nadia, Yes that sounds about right regarding the fixtures and fittings of Number 6's Village Home. I think they took care of you very well while in The Village. Obviously they breifed you. But I'm sure that no amount of briefing could have prepared you for your encounter with the Guardian! Standing on that beach thinking about what you were going to do, you seemed somewhat apprehensive, about the swim you were about to embark on. Or about what's out there waiting for you?Very kind regardsDavidBCNU