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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Monday 22 August 2016
It’s As Though The Village Was Deserted Again!
On the morning of ‘Dance of The Dead’
Number 6 wakes up in much the same way he does on the morning of ‘Many Happy
Returns’ when he found The Village deserted. In both scenes in the two episodes
Number 6 opens a door and looks out on the Piazza to see that no-one was out
and about. There is another similarity between these two scenes, the fact that
a few moments after Number 6 closes the door of his cottage, The Village comes
instantly to life! In ‘Dance of The Dead’ the Prisoner’s breakfast is being
brought to him, and the post is delivered, as citizens who were not there a few
moments ago, now parade about the Piazza dressed in fancy dress. While in ‘Many
Happy Returns’ the electricity and water are turned on, and as the Prisoner
looks out of a window of his cottage, citizens who were not there a few moments
ago now parade around the Piazza! Two separate episodes, yet linked by the same
feeling of an empty Village brought to life in much the same way, yet at very
different times of the year!