T. Bag And The Rings Of Olympus Episode 1: The Rings Of Olympus

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Episode 1The Rings Of Olympus
Episode 2Bandits
Episode 3The Yukon
Episode 4Rum Barbara
Episode 5Vampires
Episode 6Exit With A Puff
Episode 7Rats
Episode 8Leonardo
Episode 9Torture
Episode 10Return To Olympus

UK Air Date07/01/1991, 4.20pm
Repeat ScreeningWed 07/06/1993, 4.00pm
Copyright Year1991
VTR Date19/10/1990
Fremantle Archive Ref50922
Consecutive Episode Number64
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Polly-ZenaNatalie Wood
AthenaHelen Lindsay

Make UpCarlene Gearing
CostumeRaymond Childe
Lighting DirectorAllen Harradine
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerJohn Plant
ProducerCharles Warren
DirectorGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

When T-Bag is banished from Mount Olympus by the Goddess Athena she wants the Rings Of Olympus which give Athena her powers.
The High-T Website synopsis
T-Bag, T-Shirt and Polly begin their quest to recover the Gold Rings of Olympus, which have been scattered through space and time all over the world by the Goddess Athena.
TV Times listing
T-Bag, T-Shirt and Polly begin their quest to get back the Gold Rings of Olympus.
Lookin listing
First of a ten-part adventure. T-Bag, T-Shirt and Polly begin their quest for the golden rings scattered through space and time.
Radio Times listing

T. Bag's Spell

T. Bag


The End

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The Reunion of T-Shirt & Tabatha Bag

T-Shirt: Oh no not again.
T-Bag: Thatís a nice way to greet an old friend.
T-Shirt: Well youíre old Iíll give you that.
T-Bag: Mmmm yes, youíve grown since last we met, especially your lip!
T-Shirt: Look before you go any further, forget it, I'm not interested, keep your crackpot plans to yourself.
T-Bag: You will do exactly as I say.
T-Shirt: Arrggghhhh, I am in your power your Majesty.
T-Bag: Fabby, fabby doooo. Wonderful, welcome to the new T-Room and the new High-T plant. I like it.
(T-Bag magics in the T-Room furniture)
T-Bag: Everything's hunky dory, my hunk has seldom been dorier.
T-Shirt: Where are we anyway?
T-Bag: The great and magnificent Tabatha Bag is back with a vengeance. Arghh, argh ha.
T-Shirt: What an enormous head!
T-Bag: Don't talk to me like that.
T-Shirt: Not you, that. Who do you think it is?
T-Bag: Oh who cares? Ugly great thing, I'm not having that cluttering up my nice new T-Room. It's got to go.
Athena: Hold mortal.
T-Bag: What?
T-Shirt: I, I, trouble.
Athena: Who are you and what are you doing here? This is Mount Olympus, home of the Gods.
T-Bag: Oh the cheek of it, listen here love, your trespassing in my new front room so roll up your robe and get your size fifteen out of here... pa-rrronto!
Athena: I am Athena.
T-Bag: A-what?
Athena: Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom.
T-Bag: Get out of here.
(T-Bag tries to zap Athena but it rebounds)
T-Bag: What?
T-Shirt: Must be out of bullets.
Athena: Pathetic creature. Go, go, go...

Updated: 04/04/2013

The Search For The New T-Room

T-Shirt: Looks like weíre homeless.
T-Bag: Come on.
T-Shirt: Come on where?
T-Bag: Back up the mountain, nobody throws out Tabatha Bag, letís go.
T-Shirt: Hang about, stop and think, is this wise? Look thereís a cave, we could pop in there, find a nice cosy corner and...
T-Bag: Only creepy old bats live in caves.
T-Shirt: I never said a word.
T-Bag: No way am I going in that dark, dirty, smelly cave, no way.

Minotaur Mix-Up

After going into the cave to find a place for the new T-Room:
T-Shirt: Look, there's a sign.
T-Bag (reading the sign): To the Minotaur.
T-Shirt: What's a Minotaur?
T-Bag: Oh pathetic, don't they teach you anything at that school.
T-Shirt: So what is it then.
T-Bag: Oh well, well, Minotaur it's greek for mind the door.

The rings of Tabatha

T-Bag: I want those rings.
T-Shirt: Oi, know-it-all, I've just looked up Minotaur and for your information it doesn't mean mind the door. It means... hideous monster, half bull, half man, feeds off human flesh and blood.
(They hear a loud roaring sound).
T-Bag: Auurrggghhhhh. I think we ought to.
T-Shirt: Yeah. I think we ought to.
(T-Shirt closes the door).
T-Bag: Right, that's that, come on, we're off.
T-Shirt: Off? We just got here.
T-Bag: We've just found out how that Athena biddy gets her powers from.
T-Shirt: Oh yeah.
T-Bag: Oh yeah, the rings of Olympus, shortly to become the rings of Tabatha.
T-Shirt: Eh?
T-Bag: Come on, I'll explain my cunning plan on the way.

Added: 04/04/2016

Melodious, goddess of music

T-Bag: Right, all set.
T-Shirt: What do I look like? I'll get arrested walking round like this.
T-Bag: Oh shut up, now you remember the plan?
T-Shirt: Yeah, yeah, yeah, sing her to sleep and grab the rings, very original.
T-Bag: Oh thank you, when I give the wink start plucking. Oh Athenia darling it's been too, too long.
Athena: What, who are you?
T-Bag: Oh you don't remember do you? It's me Melodious, goddess of music. We used to be cloud mates remember?
Athena: Errrrrr, errurrr.
T-Bag: Oh, of course you do. Divine little place you have here, very des res I must say.
Athena: I, I don't think I've had the pleasure.
T-Bag: Oh, still in the dark eh? Well never mind, this'll bring back the old memories flooding back, this little ditty from days gone by. OK, hit it Harpo.

Added: 04/04/2015

Groove in the floor

(T-Bag is pacing up and down in the T-Room)
T-Bag: Iíve got to have those rings, I must have those rings, I wonít rest Ďtil I get those rings.
T-Shirt: Right, right thereís going to be no peace until you what you want. Sit down and Iíll go get them.
T-Bag: You? Donít make me laugh.
T-Shirt: A bit of gumption, thatís all thatís needed and Iím full of it.
T-Bag: You said it.
T-Shirt: So you just stop wearing a groove in the floor and Iíll be back in a jiffy, maybe even sooner.
(T-Shirt uses his magic and disappears)
T-Bag: Ohhh, that boy.

Scattered across time and space

Polly: Athena, Athena, help, help.
Athena: What is this?
(The rings break apart and fall to the floor).
T-Bag: Don't just stand there like a lump of putty, pick 'em up.
Athena: No!
T-Bag: Oh, keep out of this, Grandma! Get those rings.
(Athena makes the rings disappear).
T-Shirt: What?
Athena: Too late, they've gone, scattered across time and space where you will never get your evil hands on them.
T-Bag: You interfering old harridan. I may not have those rings but neither do you, so goodbye.
(T-Bag zaps Athena and she disappears).
T-Bag: Come on, quick, we've got to find those rings wherever they are.

Added: 04/04/2014

Not another quest

T-Shirt: Not another quest, tell me itís not, I canít bear it. Iím getting too old for this lark.
T-Bag: Oh shut up, Iím trying to find out where sheís gone to, all weíve got to do is follow her and get there first.
T-Shirt: How can we get there first if weíre following her?
T-Bag: Do you want to help me or not?
T-Shirt: Preferably not but Iíd like to live to be sixteen.
T-Bag: Iím gonna get you Polly pee-wee piffle pants and youíll regret the day you were born... ha, ha, ha!

Added: 08/11/2010

"Pane-less Part Two"
When T-Shirt opens and closes the door of the shop to get the crate from outside you can clearly see that there is no glass in the windows, as the sign clearly spins around the window arches!

"Forgotten Ding-Dong-Ring Memories"
T-Bag says T-Shirt has grown since last they met, but chronologically she met him in T-Bagís Christmas Ding-Dong (26.12.1990) before T-Bag And The Rings Of Olympus started (07.01.1991).

"Athena's T-Plant"
When T-Bag and T. Shirt are banished from Mount Olympus by Athena all of T. Bag's possesions are sent too including her T-Plant. But later when T. Bag and T. Shirt go to sing Athena to sleep you can see Athena has her own T-Plant near the statue that T. Bag and T. Shirt hide next to later in the episode. Why does Athena have a T-Plant - maybe she likes a evil brew now and again.

"Athena: Exit Stage Left"
After Athena has given Polly the rings she moves away and Polly bends down to speak to 'Zeus'. Behind her, you can see Helen Lindsay going behind one of the columns - but then, she stops, and you can clearly see the bottom of her dress for a few seconds, as the actress remains behind the column, either waiting to move off the studio floor or simply the end of the scene!

"Mysterious Moving Rings"
Towards the end of the episode when T. Shirt and Polly are arguing over the rings and they split and fall on the floor we see them scattered on the floor. Then when Athena comes in and makes them disappear the rings are not in the same position!

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

  • When this episode first aired in the UK Gerogina Hale appeared in character as T-Bag on Children's ITV with Scally the dog.
  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Mount Olympus'.
  • When this series was repeated in 1993 it featured the, by-then, outdated Thames Television logo.

  • T-Shirt's toy soldier costume from T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong can be seen in the curiosity shop.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong)
  • In the curiosity shop the Jammer from Turn On To T-Bag and the compass from T. Bag and The Pearls Of Wisdom can be seen on the two tables.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 1: Sparkes)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 1: Any Old Port)
  • In the curiosity shop the T.Set banner from T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set can be seen in the background.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 1: The Stone Circle)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 10: The Ceremony)
  • This is one of three episodes which has their episode title taken from the series title.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 10: Turn On To T-Bag)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 10: The Pearls Of Wisdom)
  • In this episode T-Bag tries to sing Athena to sleep. This was also used in T. Bag's Christmas Cracker.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Cracker)
  • In this episode when T-Bag and T-Shirt come across the sign in the cave leading to the minotaur, this fore-shadows when Polly and T-Shirt see the minotaur in the cave in episode ten.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 10: Return To Olympus)
  • In episode six Delores Clapper refers to Polly as 'a gift from the gods', echoing Polly-Zena coming from Mount Olympus in this episode.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 6: Exit With A Puff)
  • In this episode T-Bag says 'Tabatha Bag is back with a vengeance', she also says this in episode ten.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 10: Return To Olympus)
  • During this episode Tabatha Bag uses one of her Ďstockí phrases of ĎI'll explain on the wayí, T-Bag and T-Shirt then disappear and reappear with T-Shirt knowing T-Bag's plan.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 3: The Yukon)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 3: Wilma Tell)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 6: Ra Ra Rasputin)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 6: Antony and Cleopatra)
  • T-Shirt says 'you have done well Polly whatever your name is' to Polly during this episode, the phrase 'whatever your/her name is' is used in other episodes.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Cracker)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 1: Any Old Port)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 10: The Pearls Of Wisdom)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 4: Rum Barbara)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 5: Doctor Strangebag)