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DUNSTABLE DOWNS , BEDFORDSHIRE
Location/Series Info: Rick Davy. Photos: Paul Smith, Stephen Preston.
IN THE PRISONER: In "Living in Harmony", the site appears several times (particularly the pre-credit sequence as McGoohan is abducted, and later has his escape halted) as the non-Harmony town western sequences.
IN REALITY: This is Dunstable Downs, in Bedfordshire. The "Living in Harmony" sequences not involving McGoohan (McGoohan's sequences were shot on the 'mound' at the MGM Studios backlot) were shot at the North end of the B4541 between the car park and Five Knolls, filmed looking north (the town of Dunstable is behind the hills to the right, out of shot). Investigations by Paul Smith, and comments from Cameraman Robert Monks at PM2006, have confirmed that the Romany sequences in "Many Happy Returns" were not shot here, but at an unknown location near to the town of Folkestone in Kent.
Thanks to Gareth Thomas and Stephen Preston for the additional information regarding this location.
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