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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Thursday 10 November 2016
That’s an army order isn’t,
one given at the end of a parade, “Fall Out” shouts the sergeant major! But
never mind that. Number 2 has died, eventually a team of medics resuscitated
him, but I should have thought it much too late. That Number 2 should have
suffered brain damage having been deprived of oxygen for too long! But there we
are, its fiction and anything can happen when it comes to fiction, and so
Number 2 became a new man, and as they used to say in the Music Halls, “A funny
thing happened on my way here”………… he had his hair cut, and his beard shaved.
He also thought he could just carry on much as before when he encouraged his
diminutive Butler to go with
him. But there are new allegiances such is the price of fame and failure, how
sad. But Number 2 isn’t Number 2 any more, just as Number 6 is no longer to be
called by that number, or any number at all. The one is “late,” the other has
vindicated the right of the individual to be individual. As for Number 48, well
he’s still Number 48, described as symbolizing rebellious youth, rebelling
against nothing it can define. If that’s his only crime, it makes you wonder
why Number 48 was brought to The Village in the first place!