Music makes for a quiet mind, in other words music has the power to sooth the savage breast. Music begins where words leave off, well that should be the other way around! Music says all, no can’t think of an origin for that particular Village proverb for the moment.
If the cuckoo clocks in ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ were special
imports, might not the same be said of the LP records on sale in the General
Stores? Not to mention the cameras on display in ‘Many Happy Returns,’ in The
Village? Would cameras be so readily available in The Village? They must have
been, after all Alison had a Polaroid camera in ’The Schizoid Man,’ she used it
to take pictures of Number 6. You will recall she had entered the photographic
competition at The Village Festival. I wonder how she got on? Oh yes, and
another “special import,” Portmeirion pottery. No not the blue and white, but
the Penny Plain salt and pepper pots. In a later episode Number 6 uses such
salt and pepper pots in ‘The Schizoid Man’ when he is undergoing mind
conditioning. And again in ‘A Change of Mind’ Number 6 pours away his cup of
drugged tea from a Portmeirion teacup into a plant pot.
I suppose the small notebooks of which Number 6 once selected one
in ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ was a special import, also the pens and pencils, in fact
everything used in The Village is imported. Brought there by helicopter, by boat,
or lorry via the fall out tunnel. After all something, or someone must be brought
into The Village via that tunnel, otherwise why have the electronic neon sign
saying “WELL COME” on the cavern side of the door!
Be seeing you