T. Bag And The Revenge Of The T. Set Episode 7: Anastasia

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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 Date14/02/1989, 4.20pm
Repeat Screening19/08/1991, 4.20pm
Copyright YearMCMLXXXVIII (1988)
VTR Date01/11/1988
Fremantle Archive Ref45057 (series ref)
Consecutive Episode Number48
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tallulah Bag)Elizabeth Estensen
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Sally Simpkins/
Kellie Bright
RudolphoJack Klaff
King LeopoldChristopher Strauli

Make UpElizabeth Yianni
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

A Romany called Rosie, who is the exact double of Sally, was found as a child wandering the forest by Rudolpho who has the next spoon she had when she was found. Rosie is actually the daughter of the King of the land and when Rudolpho asks permission from the king to stay on his land he realises Rosie is the King’s daughter Anastasia but when Sally turns up mayhem ensues.
The High-T Website synopsis
Sally arrives in the land of the gypsies, the travelling people ruled over by King Leopold who thinks she is his long-lost daughter Anastasia because she carries a Silver Spoon. When T-Bag sees all this in her magic saucer she makes her way to Leopold's castle with T-Shirt to switch the silver spoons.
TV Times listing

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Does a duck ever get fed up quacking?

(T-shirt is playing with a calculator).
T-Bag: What pray are you doing?
T-Shirt: Nothing.
T-Bag: Precisely. Go and brew me a cuppa.
T-Shirt: Don't you ever get fed up drinking tea?
T-Bag: Does a duck ever get fed up quacking?
T-Shirt: Eh?
T-Bag: Just make the tea.
T-Shirt: What duck?
T-Bag: Just make the tea will you?
T-Shirt: Only, you drink about 32 cups of tea every day of the week.
T-Bag: So what?
T-Shirt: That's 224 cups of tea.
T-Bag: Well, who's counting?
T-Shirt: That's eleven thousand, six hundred and forty eight cups of tea a year.
T-Bag: How fascinating.
T-Shirt: So since I've known you, you must have drunk about fifty eight thousand, two hundred and forty, give or take, it's a lot of tea.
T-Bag: It's none of your business how much tea I drink. Just go and make me that cuppa.
T-Shirt: Plus one equals fifty eight thousand, two hundred and forty one.
T-Bag: Give me that thing, it's driving me up the wall. Tea! I've got to find out what that insufferable Sally Simpkins is up to. Do you realise how many of those spoons she’s got already? Six, Six!
T-Shirt: Six, so if she’s found six spoons and there’s eight...
T-Bag: I don’t need you to tell me how many spoons are left. I’m painfully aware of the fact thank you very much. Now just make the tea!

Updated: 04/04/2015

Talking rubbish

T-Bag: Gimme, gimme. What's this? This isn't the bag.
T-Shirt: Well, it's the only bag there was.
Rosie: That's mine.
T-Bag: Well it's mine now. (Opens the bag) Beans!
Rosie: Why are you so interested in beans?
T-Bag: Very funny Simpkins, where are those spoons?
Rosie: What spoons?
T-Bag: Don't play the giddy goat with me girl, where are they?
Rosie: I don't know what you're talking about. I want to go now.
T-Bag: I wouldn't get too cocky if I were you. Especially now you haven't got that medallion how's your father round your neck.
Rosie: You're talking rubbish.
T-Bag: We'll see (puts her under a spell). You will tell me everything you know starting at the beginning, is that clear?
Rosie: Yes.
T-Bag: Good. In your own time.
Rosie: My name is Rosie. Rosie the Romany.
T-Bag & T-Shirt: Rosie?

Added: 04/04/2014

Maybe she just looks like Sally

Rosie: So after we've been to Bavaria, Rudolpho suggested I was old enough to join the act, well it was a thrill for me. I'd often sat at the side and watched him work, he really is one of the best in the business, so off we set...
T-Bag: Shut up!
Rosie: Sorry.
T-Bag: I don't get this.
T-Shirt: Your Majesty.
T-Bag: What?
T-Shirt: Maybe that's not Sally.
T-Bag: What are you wittering about, not Sally?
T-Shirt: Maybe she just looks like Sally.
T-Bag: Course she looks like Sally, she is Sally.
T-Shirt: Then how come when you hypnotised her she said her name was Rosie? I don't think she is Sally.
T-Bag: Well if she's not Sally, who is she?

Added: 04/04/2017

Double trouble

T-Bag: Well that explains everything, two of the hateful little wretches, double trouble.
T-Shirt: The question is, which of them's got the next missing spoon?
T-Bag: Good point T-Shirt.
T-Shirt: Let's get along there and sort this lot out once and for all.
T-Bag: Hold your horses, on this occasion a little reserve I feel is necessary. We see how the land lies and then, when the time is ripe, we pounce (T-Bag laughs).

Added: 04/04/2022

"Cuppa Calculations"
During a scene in the T-Room T-Shirt is calculating how many cups of tea T-Bag has drunk in the time he has known her, starting his calculation with her drinking exactly 32 cups of tea a day, this contradicts T-Bag saying in episode five of Wonders in Letterland that 'you know I need at least 20 cups of tea a day to feed my power and calm my nerves'.

"Too Many Silver Spoons"
When T-Shirt is making a cup of tea T-Bag claims Sally has six of the spoons whereas she only has five (a spoon from episodes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)

When Rudolpho greets T-Bag (in disguise as a gypsy to lure him off the trunk), the 'invisible' T-Shirt appears to open the trunk to get Sally's (which turns out to be Rosie's) bag, the wire is visible then it drops for Rudolpho to slam the trunk close.

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

  • Kellie Bright is only credited as Sally on the episode credits and not for her role as Rosie/Anastasia.

  • This episode features two characters, played by the same actor, who have the same appearance. This happens several times throughout the series.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 3: Ivan The Horrible)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 5: Pyramids)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 7: Tut Tut)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 1: In The Footsteps Of Kit Bag)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 5: Hippies)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 10: Montezuma's Revenge)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 7: Phantom Of The Opera)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 9: The Red Shoes)
  • T-Bag’s catchphrase of ‘Don't play the giddy goat with me’ is first said in this episode. This appears once more later in the series.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 10: The Ceremony)
  • Throwing knives to pin T-Bag was used again during the circus show in T. Bag's Christmas Turkey.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Turkey)
  • This episode has two contrasting scenes with the last line of one scene being the opposite of the first line in the next scene. In this episode it is the scenes with T-Bag saying 'Stick with me and the world’s a wonderful place' to T-Shirt, then King Leopold saying 'Oh the world’s a terrible place' to Rudolpho. This narrative-device is used in other episodes.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Carol)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 7: Tut Tut)