Number 6 once described The Village as a self-contained unit of our own society, but it is not completely self-sustainable. Records, cameras, tinned Village food, Cuckoo clocks etc, etc, are all imported, as indeed is the ink and paper for The Tally Ho broadsheet. I say imported, but there has to be a system which supports The Village, the tinned food has to be labelled at the factory before being sent to The Village.
In both ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ and ‘Many Happy Returns’ a red advertisement strip running across the record rack in the General Stores. The words are blurred, but I believe they read “The Best Recording Organization In The World,” and the logo deliberately obscured logo is for EMI.
Also the screening order for ‘the Prisoner’ has ‘Many Happy Returns’ followed by ‘Checkmate,’ then ‘Hammer Into Anvil.’ Well that cannot be right. Because the General Stores in ‘Checkmate’ is the same as it is in ‘Arrival.’ But the General Stores in this episode is the same as in ‘Many Happy Returns. So ‘Checkmate’ must appear before both ‘Many Happy Returns,’ and ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ before the change to the General Store is made.
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