T. Bag And The Pearls Of Wisdom Episode 5: Mutiny!

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UK Air Date30/01/1990, 4.20pm
Repeat Screening09/07/1992, 4.05pm
Copyright Year1989
VTR Date18/09/1989
Fremantle Archive Ref48947 (series ref)
Consecutive Episode Number57
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Sally SimpkinsKellie Bright
Captain BlighterJames Saxon
Mark QuestionStephen Tate

Make UpAdam Beck
CostumeRaymond Childe
Graphic DesignerJeff Harrison
Stage ManagerBobby Webber
Lighting DirectorStuart Gain
Production AssistantElena Adams
DesignerJohn Plant
ProducerCharles Warren
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro
DirectorLeon Thau

Sally arrives on a Royal Navy ship where the next pearl is. Mr Question is being bossed about by the captain so he plans a mutiny with T-Bag and T-Shirt. Will Sally be able to warn the captain in enough time?
The High-T Website synopsis
In the next episode Sally is all at sea in search of the next missing pearl. But it seems the little lady is not very welcome. Is her quest to find the missing pearls over? Find out in T. Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom.
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Today Sally is all at sea in search of the next missing pearl. But it seems the little lady is not very welcome. Is her quest to find the missing pearl over? Find out now.
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A girl aboard a Royal Navy ship

Mr Question: Yes Captain, no Captain, three bags full Captain. Who the festering barnacles are you?
Sally: I'm Sally, Sally Simpkins. Nice to meet you.
Mr Question: Nice to meet you, arrghh! A girl aboard a Royal Navy ship, this is an outrage.
Sally: Uh, I was just, I was only...
Mr Question: Do you know what the penalty is for stowing away onboard a Royal Navy ship?
Sally: Huh, no.
Mr Question: I have to throw you to the sharks for this. I'm taking you to see the Captain.
Sally: Oh.
Mr Question: Come on, move.

Added: 04/04/2015

Chip on your shoulder

T-Bag: T-Shirt, T-Shirt, T-Shirt.
T-Shirt: Here.
T-Bag: What's happened to you, why do you have a chip on your shoulder?
T-Shirt: Who wouldn't have living with you?
T-Bag: What, oh never mind all that, where's the pearl?
T-Shirt: It's in the captain's cabin, in a fish tank, you can't miss it.
T-Bag: Right, you go home, and I'll be back in a twinkling.

Added: 04/04/2013

Mutiny!

Mr Question: Where did you spring from, and you, where have you been?
T-Bag: Cut the questions, Mr Question, let's just say we three have one thing in common.
Mr Question: Oh yes, and what's that?
T-Bag: We three want to see that fool, that fool of a captain take a tumble.
Mr Question: What! Who are you?
T-Bag: Shhushh, Look Mr Question let's face it, we three are both in this boat together.
Mr Question: True.
T-Bag: We must face the facts, the Captain's got to go.
Mr Question: You're right, he's got to go.
T-Bag: Then we've agreed.
Mr Question: You mean we're talking...
T-Shirt (shouts): MUTINY!
T-Bag & Mr Question (whispered): Mutiny.

Added: 04/04/2012

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  • James Saxon, who played Captain Blighter, sadly passed away on 2nd July 2003, aged 49.
  • The name of the character Mark Question, is a play-on-words for 'Question Mark' (the punctuation for a question?)
  • This is the only episode whose title ends in an exclamation mark!
  • James Saxon appeared in Spatz which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. James Saxon appeared in the episode 'Takeover' (#2.13, 04/04/1991) as Roland Blimpy.
  • James Saxon appeared in Mike & Angelo which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. James Saxon appeared in the episode 'The Emperor's New Clothes' (#12.8, 22/02/2000) as Emperor of Ptarg.

  • A plot by one of the guest characters to overthrow someone in power is aided by T-Bag, this plot was reused from the previous series.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 2: When In Rome)
  • James Saxon, who plays Captain Blighter, appears in four episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag, making him the most prolific guest actor alongside Matt Zimmerman and Jo Warne. This is his second of his four appearances.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 2: When In Rome)
    (T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 3: Wilma Tell)
  • T-Shirt uses a cup and saucer to communicate with T-Bag, he also did this during Wonders in Letterland.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 6: Debbie In The Land Of R)
  • During this episode superstitions are mentioned, in this case it is T-Shirt mentioning that as T-Bag broke the mirror she will have seven years bad luck. Superstitions are also referred to in other series.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
  • In episode ten Sally and T-Shirt tell Captain Cockle about their adventures referring to this episode, 'and the sea'.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 10: The Pearls Of Wisdom)
  • T-Bag wears her purple night dress for the first time during this episode, this is seen in other episodes throughout Tabatha Bag's series.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 6: The Ghost of Castle McCarr)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 7: Rats)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 5: Hippies)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 9: Y-Fronts)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)