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10 May 2018
I am not a number - Patick McGoohan

Prisoners in Society - are we all numbers?

From a one line comment in Readers Letters there is a realisation that we are all numbers in society, perhaps without giving it thought.   There is nothing much we can do about it except accept the situation which has developed over the years.

Another view by another reader says that if all the numbers relating to one individual were put on an ID card it would make life easier.   Yet another reader reminds us that we all had identity cards during the war.

It is NOT a case of taking away our freedom but rather the opposite.   We will be able to prove who we are without any fuss or bother.

About "The Prisioner"

The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in Canada beginning on 6 September 1967, then in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967, and in the United States on 1 June 1968.[3] It stars and was co-created by Patrick McGoohan, and combines spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.

The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although the show was sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the US), its combination of 1960s counterculturalthemes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching influence on science fiction and fantasy TV programming, and on narrative popular culture in general........... Wikipedia.

Basically it was about someone who wanted to be an individual with his own independance and objected to be known as a number.  It shows rhe reaction of a man who rebels against those trying to control his life.

The TV series was made in Pontmeirion, North Wales and some episodes can be seen on Youtube.

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