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.
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Saturday, 25 July 2015
Village Life – The Village Dramatisation!
Supervisor "What are you watching?"
Number 2 "It's a new television series called the Prisoner."
"What's it about?"
"This chap resigns his job. He goes home, and is abducted by two Undertakers and wakes up in The Village."
"Really! What's his name?"
"What's his name?"
"He doesn't have one. But in The Village he's known as Number Six."
"Why is he in The Village?"
"Because he resigned, and they want to know the reason why."
"What's he doing?"
"He's getting the milk out of the fridge. Last week he put a loudspeaker in the fridge!"
"Why did he do that?"
"Because he couldn't switch it off."
"Oh! Do they torture him for the information they want?"
"Up to a point. They're not allowed to damage the tissue, physically or mentally."
"They want him with a whole mind and body. They don't want him broken, a man of fragments."
"And The Village?"
"What about it?"
"What's the name of the place?"
"Yes, what's it called?"
"That's the name of the place, The Village!"
"Haven't you got any work to do?"
"You obviously haven't!"
"Television broadens the mind."
"I prefer Coronation Street myself, or Crossroads."
"Or Doctor Who."
"Oh that's too scary for me, what with the Daleks, Cybermen, and Ice Warriors, it's the stuff of nightmares!"
"It could be said that The Village is a nightmare world."
"It is, now they've gone and made a television series out of it. Who is he?"
"Oh, Danger Man's John Drake. Don't tell me it's him that's been abducted to the Village!"
"No, but that won't stop people like you from thinking it. Number 6 is Everyman!”
“Well he’s not me!”
“Of course he isn’t, it’s symbolism!”
"It sounds a bit too deep for me. I'd better get back to the Control Room."
"Yes I think you better had. And while you’re about it send in the Butler on your way out. I think I'd like some tea."
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