‘Free For All’ and No.6 is on the telephone speaking to No.2, who is seen speaking to No.6 on the telephone, but through the television set.
Is this one of the first experimental telephone video calls, a video phone it might be called, which is a very rudimentary system when it comes to today’s mobile telephone video technology. But then such technology had to begin somewhere! But what's strange, is that moments after No.6 puts the receiver of the telephone down, the door to his cottage, opens and there, stands No.2 framed in the doorway!
The question then is, and one I've not been able to put an answer to, only to surmise how its possible for No.2 to arrive on the doorstep of ‘6 Private’ so quickly. Could he have been calling No.6 from a telephone kiosk? However I think its clear No.2 telephoned No.6 from the Control Room. On the Other hand, seeing as the telephones in The Village are cordless, is it possible to use such telephones like a mobile phone? This would make it possible for No.2 to have been calling No.6 from just around the corner from his cottage, and that would explain how it was No.2 could appear at No.6's cottage door so quickly. However it doesn't explain the background of the Control Room seen on the television screen. One answer might be, that an image of a small section of the Control Room had been pinned to the outside wall of ‘6 Private’ and No.2 was filmed telephoning No.6 there. Thus giving the illusion that No.2 is in the Control Room, and at the same time creating the answer of how he managed to get to ‘6 Private’ so quickly!’
Clever aren’t they? Yes, they are, damned clever!
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