T. Bag And The Rings Of Olympus Episode 10: Return To 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 Date11/03/1991, 4.05pm
Repeat Screening09/08/1993, 4.00pm
Copyright Year1991
VTR Date29/10/1990
Fremantle Archive Ref50931
Consecutive Episode Number73
IMDB LinkEpisode page

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

CastingJoyce Nettles
Make UpCarlene Gearing
CostumeRaymond Childe
Lighting DirectorBob Newman
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerJohn Plant
ProducerCharles Warren
DirectorGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

When Polly arrives in the T-Room to find the last gold ring she has to go through the cave but when T-Bag changes the signs Polly goes the wrong way and ends up facing the Minotaur. Can Polly get the rings back to Athena on Mount Olympus?
The High-T Website synopsis
In the last of the adventure series, Polly comes face to face with the Minotaur and is injured on her way to Athena.
Radio Times listing
Next week, Polly finds herself back in ancient Greece where danger lurks behind every corner. Will Athena ever see the rings again? What fiendish plot has T. Bag made up to thwart our heroes and steal the rings? Find out in next weeks final episode of T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Next week preview (from previous episode)
This week, Polly finds herself back in ancient Greece where danger lurks behind every corner. Will Athena ever see the rings again? Stay tuned to T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
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T. Bag and T. Shirt

The Minotaur


T. Bag's Portrait

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We'd sell tickets and popcorn

T-Shirt: Why are we here?
T-Bag: Watch Shirty and learn.
(T-Bag changes the signs around).
T-Shirt: Oh, you've changed the signs around.
T-Bag: Oh, well done Professor.
T-Shirt: So when Polly comes up from the temple, instead of going out the exit, she'll go...
T-Bag: Straight into the flesh-eating jaws of the monstrous minotaur. Don't you just love it, ha, ha!
T-Shirt: That's a bit mean isn't it?
T-Bag: Mean, what do you mean, mean, of course it's mean, that's the whole point, when that hideous beast has finished with Polly's bones we'll pick through what's left and get the rings back.
T-Shirt: You'd really do that? Sit back and watch a poor innocent girl get eaten alive.
T-Bag: Yes we would, and if there was time we'd sell tickets and popcorn. Huuwhhh, quick here she comes.

Added: 08/12/2013

My tea making days are over

T-Bag: Come on, come on, make with the tea, the fun is about to begin, ha ha!
T-Shirt: Just a minute.
T-Bag: What?
T-Shirt: I've just thought of something.
T-Bag: Oh the first time's always the hardest.
T-Shirt: The Minotaur eats Polly right.
T-Bag: Right.
T-Shirt: The rings are left lying in the cave right.
T-Bag: Right.
T-Shirt: But with a flipping great Minotaur sitting there, belching and picking it's teeth.
T-Bag: Right.
T-Shirt: So what suicidal fool is going to go down there and risk his neck trying to get the rings back with a dirty great monster eyeing him up for desert?
T-Bag: Hmmm.
T-Shirt: Oh no, no, no, no. No way, forget it.
T-Bag: Ohhhh, you chicken. Who's afraid of a little Minotaur? Cluck, cluck, cluck.
T-Shirt: I'm not doing it.
T-Bag: You'll do as I tell you.
T-Shirt: D.I.Y.
T-Bag: What's that?
T-Shirt: Do it yourself.
T-Bag: Ohhhhhhhhh, how dare you talk to me in that tone of voice? I tell you to go down there and get me those rings.
T-Shirt: You want them. You get them.
T-Bag: Bring me those rings or you're fired Shirt.
T-Shirt: You can't fire me Bag because I resign.
T-Bag: What?
T-Shirt: Find yourself another sucker. My tea making days are over. Lead me to the football and the discos, I'm out of here.
T-Bag: You can't leave me.
T-Shirt: Why not?
T-Bag: Ohhh, because... Oh, because...
T-Shirt: Because you need me. Well too, too bad, you should have thought of that sooner, goodbye, it's been grim knowing you.
T-Bag: Wait, oh Shirt, T-Shirt, Thomas, Tommy. Oh you can't leave me now, oh the ups and downs, the smiles and frowns, oh, we've been through a lot, you and I, we're a team, we belong together, oh, don't tell me this is the end. Say something, anything.
T-Shirt: Lend us forty pee for my bus fare.
T-Bag: Ouugghhhhhhhh, riiiiiighhhhht, that's it, nobody toils with Tabatha Bag boy, you want out, I'll give you out.
(T-Bag takes away T-Shirt's magic).
T-Shirt: Owwwwwww.
T-Bag: You've blinked your final blink my boy, no more magic, no more nothing. Right, get out of here.
T-Shirt: Noooooo!
T-Bag: Right, let's see how you manage Mister Minotaur minus your magic.
T-Shirt: You wouldn't.
(T-Bag uses her magic to close the cave door).
T-Bag: Ohhhhhhh, ohhhhh. Oh Tabatha girl, oh, that was the best thing you ever did. Right, right, now how are we going to get those rings?

Added: 04/04/2015

Persevere my girl

Polly: What?
Athena: Do not be afraid my child.
Polly: Athena.
Athena: You have done well Polly-Zena to have recovered nine of the golden rings, your task is almost done.
Polly: But I don't know where the last one is, I can't find it.
Athena: Persevere my girl, persevere, but take care. And know that the path you are on is a dangerous one, beware, beware, beware.

Added: 04/04/2014

Traipsing all the back to Mount Olympus

Polly: At last, I'm home. Mount Olympus, I never thought I'd be so glad to see it again.
T-Shirt: Well come on, it's still a fair old trek to the top.
Polly: I don't know if I can make it.
T-Shirt: Course you can, come on, we better get going.
T-Bag: Arrrggghhhhhggghhhhh... Hello me dearies, you don't know who I am but as sure as eggs are eggs I know who you are. Me old mucker, the goddess Athena, asked me to come down here to save you two the trouble of traipsing all the back to Mount Olympus. Ooooh, it ain't half high, oh my old bunions and me corns and me veins, but I don't mind traipsing all the back and all the way down again. So if you two nice people like to sling over the rings I'll be shuffling up to the top of Mount Olympus again.
T-Shirt & Polly: Bug off T-Bag.
T-Bag: Whaaaat! How did you know it was me?
T-Shirt: Because only a complete bozo would be taken in by your rubbishy disguises. They're pathetic, all of them.
Polly: Now go away Bin Bag. We've got the rings so there's no way you can stop us.
T-Bag: Right! I'm gonna wipe those smug smiles off those faces if it's the last thing I ever do. (T-Bag clicks her fingers and disappears).
T-Shirt: Well, shall we?
Polly: I'll never make it and it'll be dark soon.
T-Shirt: Yeah, maybe we should stay here the night, make a fresh start in the morning.
Polly: Sounds good to me.
T-Shirt: Ok then, I'll magic us up a fire and some grub. (T-Shirt tries to use his magic) Oh flip I forgot, I'll have to do it the old fashion way.

Added: 04/04/2012

Return to Olympus/The destruction of Tabatha Bag

(T-Shirt and Polly arrive at the top of Mount Olympus with the rings).
Polly: Come on slowcoach, keep up, you can make it.
T-Shirt: Oh dear, I thought you were supposed to have a bad leg?
Polly: No, all better.
T-Shirt: I didnít think weíd ever get to the top.
Polly: Well, weíre here now, back where we started.
T-Shirt: So what do we do next apart from keel over and die from exhaustion.
Polly: What a moaning-Minnie. Athena, Athena weíre back.
T-Shirt: Why are you calling Athena for? You saw what happened to her.
Polly: Oh I know, trust me, Athena.
(Athena appears on the throne).
Athena: Here my child.
Polly: Athena, itís you.
T-Shirt: Youíre alive but I saw you...
Athena: Donít believe everything you see my boy. You have done wonderfully well Polly-Zena and your exploits will be talked on for many generations to come and now my dear, if you please, The Rings of Olympus.
Polly: There (Polly empties them out into her hands and steps down near T-Shirt); at last theyíre back where they belong.
(Athenaís face changes into T-Bagís).
T-Bag: I couldnít agree with you more, Polly pee-wee-piffle pants (Changes to T-Bag).
Polly: What?
T-Shirt: Eh?
T-Bag: What, what was it you were saying yesterday kiddy winks, what, what, what was it, my rubbishy disguises, well bozo brains not so cocky now, not so smug. Ha ha ha.
Polly: Give those back you.
T-Shirt: Yeah give her those back.
T-Bag: Zip your lip. Tabatha Bag is back with a vengeance. The mighty Rings of Olympus are mine. The power of the Gods belongs to me (T-Bag holds up her hand of rings and they link together and she puts them on).
T-Shirt: What can we do?
Polly: Thereís nothing we can do.
T-Bag: I can feel the energy surging through my every fibre, I love it, I love it. Youíre dead ducks this time you two.
T-Shirt: Polly, run!
Polly runs and T-Shirt runs and hides behind the Zeus statue.
T-Bag: You canít hide from me you idiot, come here T-Shirt, I said come here.
(She zaps the Zeus head with a golden ball of energy, and the Zeus statue comes to life)
Zeus: Who dares bring evil and destruction to this holiest of places?
T-Bag: What?
Zeus: You, Mortal I command you to give up those rings at once.
T-Bag: T-Shirt you really are the most pathetic creature, Iíve never met anyone so stupid, so idiotic, you really donít expect me to believe this codswallop do you?
Zeus: Lay down those rings this instant.
T-Bag: T-Shirt, come out from behind there, come down from there immediately. (We see T-Shirt starting to walk round behind T-Bag but she doesnít see him).
Zeus: I AM ZEUS!
T-Bag: Fathead!
Zeus: What?
T-Bag: Fathead, you obnoxious little rodent.
Zeus: How dare you talk to Zeus in such a manner?
T-Bag: Zeusy-Smoochy! Iíve never met anybody in the whole of my life so repellent, repulsive (T-Bag turns around and sees T-Shirt standing behind her), oohh T-Shirt, arr.
(Zeus pours out smoke from his statue and the statueís eyes glow a fierce red).
Zeus: You have insulted Zeus, The God of all Gods, and for that you shall perish.
(A pair of diamond shapes fly from his eyes and these envelope T-Bag, the diamonds shrink and T-Bag disappears with a deafening scream).
T-Bag: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhh!
T-Shirt: Well thatís the end of her.

Polly Zena?

(Thomas finds himself back in the curiosity shop, he sees the toy doll in the stocks, looks over towards the door and sees the megaphone and the jester's doll on the other table, suddenly a girl walks in).
Thomas: Polly Zena?
Polly: No, Polly.
(Suddenly T-Shirt sees the portrait of T-Bag and the episode ends).

Added: 06/06/2015

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  • This was the last episode of T. Bag to air in the UK when this series was repeated in 1993. This final episode was aired in August 1993.
  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Mount of Olympus'.
  • This is the last episode to feature the curiosity shop.
  • This is the last episode to feature the 'Summer with Marty' theme tune.
  • This episode has a different background (T-Bag's portrait) for the title and credits to the rest of the series.

  • At the start of the episode T-Bag tells T-Shirt her plan to get the rings, referring back to the start of the story with T-Shirt hiding behind the statue of Zeus and using the megaphone. T-Shirt did this in episode one to trick Polly into getting the rings.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 1: The Rings Of Olympus)
  • The Minotaur plays a pivotal role in this episode as it has the last ring, after being mentioned after T-Bag and T-Shirt enter the caves and find the sign 'To the Minotaur' in episode one.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 1: The Rings Of Olympus)
  • In the last scene with Thomas back in the shop as Polly walks in you can see the Jammer from Turn On To T-Bag on the table next to Thomas and the compass from T. Bag and The Pearls Of Wisdom on the far table.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 1: Sparkes)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 1: Any Old Port)
  • In the last scene with Thomas back in the 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)
  • In the last scene with Thomas back in the shop he sees several props used throughout this series including the doll in stocks and the jester costume from episode 9; Leonardo's portrait of T-Bag from episode 8 and the megaphone from episode 1.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 1: The Rings Of Olympus)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 8: Leonardo)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 9: Torture)
  • This is only one of two episodes from this series which has a credit for 'Casting'.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 9: Torture)
  • In this episode T-Bag says 'Tabatha Bag is back with a vengeance' when she has the rings, she had also said this in episode one.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 1: The Rings Of Olympus)
  • T-Bag is referred to as 'Bin Bag' in this episode, this happens numerous times throughout the series, in this episode it is Polly who says 'Now go away Bin Bag'.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 10: Happy Ending)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 8: The African Queen)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 9: Doc Leaf)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 10: Turn On To T-Bag)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 9: The Bard)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 9: Play It Again, Sal)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 10: The Pearls Of Wisdom)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 6: Ra Ra Rasputin)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 7: One Million Years B.C.)
  • T-Bag uses her magic to disguise herself as another character (played by the other actor), in this episode T-Bag disguises herself as Athena (played by Helen Lindsay). This is only episode where this is done by Tabatha Bag but Tallulah Bag does this three times during the first two series.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 1: Arrival In Letterland)
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 7: Debbie In The Land Of V)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 10: The Magic Garden)