HELP FIND THE FOLLOWING THE PRISONER LOCATIONS
THE PRISONER: Living in Harmony (David Tomblin: September 1967)
The stranger rides his horse as the story begins.
Stock footage from a Western, but which one?
The Chimes of Big Ben
(Don Chaffey, 1967)
Unknown 2: Number 6 and Nadia escape from the village in a jerry-rigged boat. They are spotted by the village authorities and have to jump overboard to avoid Rover.
The Gunrunners' ship in Many Happy returns has similar cliffs featured, filming occurred near Abersoch, North Wales.
This episode also featured location filming around Folkestone.
Unknown 3: Number 6 and Nadia are nailed into a crate destination London via Danzig (Gdansk) and Copenhagen. They are first taken by lorry to Gdansk.
Unknown 4: The lorry continues its journey.
This road is next to a railway line.
A major clue from The Unmutual web site: Cameraman Robert Monks confirmed filming near Folkestone for The Chimes of Big Ben near Folkestone.
Unknown 5: The crate carrying Number 6 and Nadia is loaded onto a boat in Dazing (World Backgrounds 782).
This takes place in one of London’s docks - other footage would suggest Tilbury - can we confirm this from the buildings?Nice copy of this posted by Kino Library - they identify this as "1950s, 1960s Belfast, Quay Cargo Loading Crates, 35mm"https://youtu.be/LIAt93INbRk
The clips also feature the ship 'The Amazon' on a different reel - so there is the chance that this is a different port.
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My
Darling (Pat Jackson: August 1967)
Unknown 1: One of the images in a set of “36 dreary and badly shot colour shots” which include this image of “Loch Ness” and could lead to the whereabouts of Professor Seltzman.
Unknown 2: Number 6 sets off across Europe to find Seltzman and is nearly at his destination.
Unknown 3: Number 6 sets off across Europe to find Seltzman.
Other stock footage used in this episode features Salzburg and Seefeld in Austria. This is listed by World Backgrounds as: 7286 - Full Front eyeline along Autobahn..”
Many Happy Returns
(Patrick McGoohan: March 1967)
Unknown 1: After being shown the way to the road by the travellers Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) stumbles upon across a police road block. and, thinking they are looking for him, he jumps into the back of a passing lorry.
My guess was the A2103 near Beachy Head as this was the only local road anything like this.
If Unknown 6 is Dunstable Downs I would look at the area on Whipsnade Road (B4541) north of Dunstable Downs Golf Course.
Unknown 2: Thinking they are looking for him Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) jumps into the back of a passing lorry
This could be the same location as above – the lorry is certainly seen at the road block.
The next scene we see the same lorry on Silver Hill, could this be close by?
Unknown 6: After being washed ashore the civil servant (Patrick McGoohan) climbs to the cliff top and meets a man with a dog (Larry Taylor). He follows the man to his camp and is later shown the way to the road.
I always thought that this was Beachy Head, but what looks like the sea in the above picture could easily be fields in the haze. TheUnmutual.co.uk Prisoner Locations guide suggested this is Dunstable Downs.
We have already seen Beachy Head in this episode and it is flat and green, why would they film this at another seaside location?
Yet again somewhere near Folkestone would be worth considering.
Unknown 9: The civil servant finds the village deserted so he goes for a drive beyond the outskirts of the village and discovers the village is surrounded by high mountains.
Stock footage of rain forests – South America?
A Change of Mind
Unknown 1: Number 6 goes into the woods to consider his unmutual status and ponders the freedom of a passing birds has he gases across the bay.
Probably Scotland as there are no islands like this near Portmeirion.
There is some very similar shots at the bottom of LS71.
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