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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Thought For The Day

    It’s strange that a man of Number 6’s calibre and ability has to count the corresponding numbers to the letters of the alphabet to Seltzman’s name on his hand. That’s what he does in Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, so that he can add the corresponding numbered slide to each letter of the name. The thing is its not Patrick McGoohan, it’s Nigel Stock who doesn’t lend himself greatly to the character of Number 6. But then who could have filled McGoohan’s shoes as Number 6 in this episode……Frank Maher perhaps!
   As for names, In the script the name is Saltzman, and yet in the episode its spelled Seltzman, so why the change? There can be only one possible reason, and it’s to do with the numbered photographic slides. A correctly numbered slide is placed in the projector, to the corresponding numbered letter of the alphabet, and for the obvious reason you cannot have two “A’s” in the name, as there would be only be one number 1 slide!

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