Bag was the sister of Tallulah, and she was played by Georgina
T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom (Directed by Leon Thau) - This
series harked back to the original quite effectively. Tabatha
Bag was just an ordinary woman who had seen her sister Tallulah's
powers and wanted them for herself, so she travelled the world
in search of a T-Plant. She eventually comes to a little fishing
village in a board game (remember the gold letters?) where she
meets captain Cockle (the anchor character for this series played
by Ivan Beavis). He takes her back to his lighthouse to make her
a cup of tea as she is tired from travelling. It just so happens
that he has a high T-Plant which he has brought back from his
many travels. When Tabitha sees it, she falls into a trance, so
captain Cockle goes to fetch a doctor. When he returns, Tabatha
has locked him out of the lighthouse.
soon accidentally summons T-Shirt by stroking the T-Plant (loads
of sparks and cheesy special effects) and tricks him into making
a cup of tea for her. As soon as she drinks it, she becomes empowered.
Cockle summons Sally Simpkins for her second series. Sally tells
him about Tallulah and how evil she was and how she is concerned
about Tabatha. Captain Cockle then decides that it is time to
cleanse the world of evil by bringing out the Pearls of Wisdom
and placing them on the magical compass so that the light of wisdom
could shine out from the points of the compass over the whole
world, destroying evil in its wake. T-Bag appears and steals the
Pearls, scattering them throughout the squares on the boardgame,
and it is up to Sally to find them.
T-Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong (Directed by Glyn Edwards) - T-Shirt
decides to treat T-Bag to a night at the opera, but T-Bag is not
interested until she finds out that her cousin Vanity Bag is in
the lead. Jealousy takes over and there is an all out battle as
Primadonna temperaments bristle.
T-Bag and the Rings of Olympus (Directed by Glyn Edwards)
- T-Bag sets up a T-Room atop Mount Olympus and summons T-Shirt
to do her bidding. By this time, T-Shirt is about 6 feet tall
and has a baritone voice! "Hmm, you've grown since last we
met!" says T-Bag.
T-Bag is expelled from Mount Olympus by the Goddess Athena (Helen
Lindsay), who gets her power from the 10 Rings of Olympus. T-Bag
goes to steal the rings, but her plan is foiled by a girl called
Polizena (Polly, played by Natalie Wood)) and in the ensuing struggle,
the necklace (which the rings were part of) is broken and the
rings fall on the floor. Athena then arrives and scatters the
rings through time and space so T-Bag can't get them. Without
the rings, Athena is powerless, so T-Bag banishes her.
then goes to collect the rings to restore them to Olympus and
T-Bag's Christmas Turkey - T-Bag takes T-Shirt home to her mother
for the Christmas break, only to find out that her mother is going
away on a skiing holiday. Of course, T-Bag knew this all along
and uses the opportunity to turn the area into a Christmas free
zone. When Mumsy comes home early after a St. Bernard related
fractured foot to find no decorations, she is not best pleased
to say the least, especially when she learns that she has to lay
on a no-expense-spared Christmas extravaganza for Good King Wenceslas
who decides to pay a visit!
T-Bag and the Sunstones of Montezuma (Directed by Glyn Edwards)
- T-Bag and T-Shirt have now gained possession of a large, flying
cup and saucer which hovers in space above the Earth. Whilst reading
an account of her cousin, Kit Bags final adventure into some peruvian
jungly type place (Kit Bag was a famous explorer), she finds out
about the lengendary sunstones of Montezuma and how they can grant
the power of the sun to whoever lays them on an altar in an Aztec
temple in the jungle (all this sounds quite familiar!). She sets
off to find them, but is foiled by an archaeologist (Diggory,
the anchor (Christopher Bramwell)) and his daughter Penny (Evelyn
Sweeney) who scatter the sunstones as T-Bag is claiming the power
of the sun.
then has to go and collect them up again.
Take off with T-Bag (Directed by Neville Green) - This was
the last series and it was also the most unusual. It is T-Bags
birthday, and everyone seems to have forgotten about it, but suddenly
a golden envelope arrives at T-Bags castle (where did she get
a castle from?) containing space-time coordinates (whatever they
are). Enter T-Shirts Chinese cousin, Tow-ling Shirt (Bea Julakasiun),
who just happens to be able to decode these coordinates. T-Bag,
T-Shirt and Tow-ling take off in the flying cup and saucer to
get to the coordinates, only to find that at each stop, there
is another golden envelope. At the end of the series, it turns
out that the whole golden envelope thing was a ruse thought up
by Granny Bag (Denise Coffey) to get them out of the castle whilst
she prepared a surprise party for Tabitha.
series broke the mold set by the others, but in my opinion, it
wasn't the best of the bunch.
deviations from the norm included the use of extra actors in the
series was based on the T-Bag book that was released during the
time when Tallulah held the throne.
Retro Sketch (Not Filmed) - This was a sketch written by Lee
Pressman for his student group to be filmed as a project towards
their qualifications. Just when Thomas Shirt thought he was out
of T-Bag's grasp, guess who's coming for dinner?