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Thursday 16 February 2017

Thought For The Day

    The Prisoner has reached its 50th anniversary, although it’s not the first television series to do so, its ‘Man In A Suitcase’ as well. However what has helped ‘the Prisoner’ to endure over the decades is the ability not to reveal itself in its entirety. What I mean is, there is something about it which remains a puzzlement, no, let’s face it there are many things which remain a many unanswered questions!
    Enthusiasts discuss the series, come up with interpretations, bring about theories and ideas in order to finds the answers to questions we cannot possibly answer. We want to know everything there is to know about ‘the Prisoner’ and his Village, but after 50 years shouldn’t we know by now all there is to know? Perhaps we were never really meant to know! Such is ‘the Prisoner’s’ ability to keep us guessing, even after these past 50 years. Oh just one more thing, I should like to ask a question, one which to my knowledge has never been asked before in the annals of Prisoner appreciation. Where in The Village is the Manor House to be found?

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  1. Hi David,

    I find that one of the most interesting aspects of The Prisoner is that it's themes really are timeless and introspective.

    Election behind the scenes manueverings.....manipulation of the mind....indoctrination by schooling....commercialization of the masses via tv and sexual imagery...peer pressure mind molding...
    There are so many things the The Prisoner used abstractly or subliminally to point out dangers...dangers sometimes to our individuality and sometimes to society.
    One has to only look at modern societies the world around to see these aspects at work !


    1. Hello Karen,
      You paint a grim picture of societies around the World. One of the grimmest of course is North Korea. Whereas America used to be the land of the free but now …..
      ‘the Prisoner’ is many things, Patrick McGoohan also used it as a communications medium to warn people of certain dangers, about education, the perversion of science, electoral manipulation, the over dependence on technology. But people didn’t listen!

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