Prisoner Nummer 6
sediments at the bottom of television: series and serials, omnipresent
and almost as infinite as the medium itself. Few only were successfull
in touching the underside of our attentiveness.
UNWAHRSCHEINLICHE GESCHICHTEN ("Improbable Stories") was one
that did, the classic TWILIGHT ZONE.
Anything associated with the expression TV-magic
applies to this.
television of the sixties, among other things, is one conjuring formula:
seeing you!" or
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|CHRIS RODLEY MIT
|SIMON BATES (BBC) MIT
|ALAIN CARRAZÉ MIT
|BILL KING MIT
|MIKE TOMKIES MIT
|WARNER TROYER MIT
|TOM WORRALL MIT
MARY MORRIS, N. WEST
|UWE HUBER MIT
|PATRICK DUCHER MIT
|DAVE BARRIE MIT
IAN L. RAKOFF
|HARALD KELLER MIT
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all, Number Six may not be the true main character of the story, not even
Number One but - the Butler.
he can be seen quite often, and contrary to the early treatment's characterization,
hes not involved in the action nor does he speak a single word.
There are only three episodes without him. It is only with "Once
Upon A Time" that his character becomes just a bit more emphasized.
played by Angelo Muscat, is a man of stunted growth and with an inscrutable
face. He is much more image than individual.
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wanted a mysterious veil about him, the ever present possibility that
he indeed might be Number One.
The burden of this Butler, servant of various Number Twos, are his
masters. Once, in an outburst of rage Number Two of "Hammer Into
Anvil" kicks him out of his home and we are very sorry for him. In
the end he will see Number Six into his London house, his new master.
is the Butler character, a consequential equivalent of the general PRISONER diction, the impersonation of a categorical imperative one sometimes gets
a glimpse of on a poster:
"Questions are a burden to others. Answers
a prison for oneself."