T. Bag And The Revenge Of The T. Set Episode 3: Lost In Space

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Episode 1The Stone Circle
Episode 2When In Rome
Episode 3Lost In Space
Episode 4Turkish Delight
Episode 5Hazel Knutt's Muesli Bar
Episode 6Rock Star Baby
Episode 7Anastasia
Episode 8La Boheme
Episode 9The Bard
Episode 10The Ceremony

UK Air Date17/01/1989, 4.20pm
Repeat Screening22/07/1991, 4.20pm
Copyright YearMCMLXXXVIII (1988)
VTR Date25/08/1988
Fremantle Archive Ref45057 (series ref)
Consecutive Episode Number44
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tallulah Bag)Elizabeth Estensen
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Sally SimpkinsKellie Bright
StellaAndrie Reid
Mr McCannickleBill Monks

Make UpCaroline Becker
CostumeRaymond Childe
Vandra Howarde
Graphic DesignerChris Connors
Stage ManagerBobby Webber
Production AssistantCaroline Vance
DesignerJohn Plant
Executive ProducerCharles Warren
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro
ProducerLeon Thau
DirectorLeon Thau

Sally arrives aboard a spaceship but gets beamed down when she tries to take something from the museum, the captain finds the silver spoon and places it in this collection and Sally must try to get it before T-Bag and T-Shirt do.
The High-T Website synopsis
They're still after the Silver Spoons. This week Sally goes to a strange planet where she outwits T-Bag and T-Shirt as they try to get the Spoons from the Space Museum.
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T-Shirt: Here you are your majesty, drink this...
T-Bag: Ahh yes (sips tea) Beurghh uhh, what is this?
T-Shirt: Coffee!
T-Bag: Coffee? Coffee? Are you mad? Fix me a real drink, Tea!

Any old iron

T-Bag: Fig rolls and fairy cakes, come on, do your stuff.
T-Shirt: Not having much luck eh?
T-Bag: Button it boy.
T-Shirt: Let me try.
T-Bag: Get off. (Beeps faster) Ah! Bingo! This could be it. Quick, move that rock. Ooh, why didn't I think of this sooner, one bleep and Bob's your uncle, well?
T-Shirt: Congratulations your Majesty, well done, I have to hand it to you, this'll lead us straight to the spoon, oh yes. Mind you, funny looking spoon this, I could swear it was a rusty old baked bean tin.
T-Bag: I'll slap you in a minute. (Beeps faster) Ah-arh-ha-ha! This is it, this is it, this time. Ah-arh-ha-ha-ha!
(Sally hears T-Bag's voice in the distance).
Sally: What's that, there's someone else here, perhaps they can help me.
(Sally rushes off).
T-Shirt: Oh yes, this is it, this is it this time. Any old iron, any old iron, any any any old iron, you'll look sweet.
T-Bag: And you'll looked slapped if you don't shut up. Where is that blasted spoon, it must be here somewhere.
T-Shirt: You're the boss.
(Sally rushes in).
Sally: T-Bag!
T-Bag: Sally Simpkins.
Sally: I thought there was no intelligent life on this planet and I was right.
T-Bag: Very droll my dear, might one presume that your feverish search for the spoon is continuing to draw a blank?
Sally: Don't you worry, I'll get it before you do.
T-Bag: Oh but I'm not worried am I? Not with this little gizmo to help me.
T-Shirt: Oi, who are you calling a gizmo?
T-Bag: Quiet you. Out of my way girl, your face is annoying me!
(T-Bag strides off).
Sally: What are you staring at?
T-Shirt: Why are you just standing there? Why aren't you looking for the spoon?
Sally: Not much point when it's on the spaceship is there?
T-Shirt: What spaceship?
Sally: Oh, no, nothing, I mean...
T-Shirt: You mean it's not here, it's on the spaceship.
Sally: No, forget it, forget it. you're right, it's here.
T-Shirt: Your Majesty, your Majesty, I know where the spoon is.
(T-Shirt rushes off).
Sally: Me and my big mouth.
(T-Bag has found something else with the metal detector).
T-Bag: Skipper McKipper's saucy sardines, oh for Pete's sake.
T-Shirt: Your Majesty, your Majesty.
T-Bag: What?
T-Shirt: I've found the spoon.
T-Bag: Give me it.
T-Shirt: I don't have it but I know where it is.
T-Bag: Where?
T-Shirt: It's not here.
T-Bag: Don't tell me where it's not boy, tell me where it is.
T-Shirt: It's in a spaceship, in space, up there.

Added: 04/04/2015

Guaranteed ultra reliable

Stella: I think you'd better get back to charging up your batteries Mr McKanickle, the last thing I need is you packing up on me.
Mr McKanickle: No danger of that Captain, I'm a XL Zero mark 2, guaranteed ultra reliable.

Added: 04/04/2018

Gone to find Donald Duck

Mr McKanickle: Intruder, stop, identify yourself.
T-Bag: Certainly old bean, my name's Minnie Mouse. Squeak, squeak, say you haven't seen my pal Mickey have ya? Gone an' lost him.
Mr McKanickle: Stop where you are, Intruder. Stop, stop where you are. Intruder stop.
Stella: What's going on now?
Mr McKanickle: One of the intruders back again Captain.
Stella: I see.
Mr McKanickle: It was Minnie Mouse Captain.
Stella: Oh, Minnie Mouse.
Mr McKanickle: Aye Captain.
Stella: And what was she doing, looking for Mickey?
Mr McKanickle: That she was, said she'd gone and lost him.
Stella: Oh, and where are they're now do you suppose? Gone to find Donald Duck perhaps.
Mr McKanickle: Could be Captain.
Stella: Oh dear, what a nuisance. You might have chosen a better time than this to go loopy.
Mr McKanickle: But Captain...
Stella: I'm sorry Mr McKanickle until I find out what the fault is I'm deactivating you.
Mr McKanickle: Captain.
Stella: Sorry old buddy. Now how do I get you fixed?
(T-Bag appears via the transporter beam).
T-Bag: Evening all.
Stella: Who are you?
T-Bag: A.B.C. Android Breakdown Company, I understand you have an XL Zero mark 2 broken down.
Stella: I have. How did you know?
T-Bag: All part of the ten thousand year guarantee plan. Oh dear what a sorry sight, excuse me please, now let's see what's what. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, what a mess.
Stella: What's the problem?
T-Bag: Like a dogs dinner in here, don't know if I can fix this.
Stella: Oh please try, I'd be lost without him.
T-Bag: Hand me that tool box would ya?
(T-Bag jams a spanner into the mechanical workings).
T-Bag: Sorry don't need it now, think I've fixed it.
Stella: Oh, that's wonderful.
T-Bag: Switch on.
Mr McKanickle: It's Minnie Mouse...
Stella: Oh dear!
Mr McKanickle:...mouse, mouse...
Stella: Oh no!
Mr McKanickle:...house, louse, scouse, scones, bones, tea, tea, I'm a little teapot short and stout, here's my handle, here's my spout.
T-Bag: Oh what a pity, beyond repair, fit for the scrap heap.
Stella: You're joking.
T-Bag: 'fraid not. You better dump it before it goes completely crazy and wrecks the whole ship.
Stella: Is there no hope?
T-Bag: Nope.
Stella: Oh well what a shame.
T-Bag: Hurry.
Stella: Goodbye old friend, thanks for everything.

Added: 08/12/2013

"The Perfect Circle"
This mistake is because of the split-screen effect and happens immediately after the scene in the T.Room, where T.Bag, despairing of T.Shirt's failure, says 'hopeless!' It then cuts to a two-shot of Stella and T.Shirt, and then when Stella asks 'where's your fancy friend?' it cuts to a long shot. Elizabeth Estensen is already in the centre of the screen here, between Stella and T.Shirt, and Sally and Mackannickle; but there is a screen wipe which conceals her, a locked-off camera having taken a shot of the empty set. However, the shot has not been lined up correctly, so if you look very closely - and I mean very closely! - the shelves are slightly skewed, as is the large black circle on the floor. When the wipe is taken away and T.Bag appears, the picture goes back to normal!

For more mistakes from other episodes, please see the Nitpicker's Guide

  • T-Shirt's alter ego, the robot 'T42', is a play on words of 'Tea for two'.
  • The surname of the character Mr McCannickle, is a play-on-words for 'mechanical'.
  • The title of this episode may have been taken from the 'Lost in Space' TV series that aired between 1965 and 1968.
  • The name of the character Stella, relates to the term 'Inter-stellar-space', matching the scenario of the episode.

  • On the desolate planet a tin of Skipper McKipper’s Saucy Sardines is found by T-Bag, referring to the character of Skipper McKipper from episode three of Wonders in Letterland.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 3: Debbie In The Land Of S)
  • T-Bag again expresses her dislike of coffee in a conversation with T-Shirt, she previously stated her dislike of coffee in Turn on to T-Bag to Police Chief O'Reilly.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 2: Gangsters)
  • The acronym of ‘ABC’ is used four times throughout the nine series, this is the last time it is used. This time ABC stands for 'Android Breakdown Company'.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 3: Ben And Bunty Badshot)
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 2: Nights In Arabia)
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 9: Nikdit The Thief)
  • T-Bag’s catchphrase of ‘Curse and blast and double curse and blast again’ is said in this episode. This is used several times, three times by Tallulah Bag and once by Tabatha Bag.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 10: The Ceremony)
    (T. Bag's Christmas Carol)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 2: Bandits)
  • T-Bag uses a metal detector to try to find the silver spoon, T-Bag also uses a metal detector to find her Birthday surprise in Take off with T. Bag.
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 5: Doctor Strangebag)
  • T-Bag often refers to herself as ‘The High-T’ as she does during this episode. This is mostly spoken by Tallulah Bag but is said once by Tabatha Bag.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 5: Debbie In The Land Of P)
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 10: Back To Square One)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 1: The Town Clock)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 3: Ben And Bunty Badshot)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 9: Charlie Chuckles)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 10: The Magic Garden)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 10: Turn On To T-Bag)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 1: The Stone Circle)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 4: Turkish Delight)
    (T. Bag's Christmas Carol)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 1: Any Old Port)
  • The transporter pad on the spaceship is used later in the series, in episode 6, as the stage at the silver spoon awards.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 6: Rock Star Baby)
  • Andrie Reid who plays Stella featured in the cast of the children's programme Words Words Words, where Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro met. Other cast members from Words Words Words would appear in episodes of T-Bag.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 2: One, Two Buckle My Shoe)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 6: Dick Gherkin)