T. Bag And The Rings Of Olympus Episode 3: The Yukon

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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 Date21/01/1991, 4.05pm
Repeat Screening21/06/1993, 4.00pm
Copyright Year1991
VTR Date29/08/1990
Fremantle Archive Ref50924
Consecutive Episode Number66
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Polly-ZenaNatalie Wood
Maggie McDougalJennifer Calvert
Grizzly McMooseGeorge Rossi

Studio Production ManagerNorman Andrews
Video Tape EditorNick Ames
Make UpCarlene Gearing
CostumeRaymond Childe
Lighting DirectorClive Gulliver
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerJohn Plant
ProducerCharles Warren
DirectorGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

Grizzly McMoose is after his share of the gold from Maggie McDougal whose father he was partner with in finding the gold but never done any work. When Maggie McDougal’s father died the secret of where the gold was hidden went with him. Can Polly help Maggie find the secret stash of Gold before T-Bag and Grizzly McMoose do? Do the numbers engraved on Maggie’s locket offer a clue to find the gold and the next gold ring?
The High-T Website synopsis
T-Bag and T-Shirt nearly freeze to death in The Yukon, but things soon hot up.
Lookin listing
Next week Polly finds herself out in the cold. Who is the man mountain with the mighty muscle? Is he really the push-over he seems? Can Polly find the next gold ring or is it out of the frying pan, into the fire? Find out in next week’s chilling episode of T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Next week preview (from previous episode)
This week, Polly finds herself out in the cold, who is the man mountain with the mighty muscle? Can Polly find the next gold ring? Stay tuned to T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Stay tuned preview (from start of episode)

Into The Fireplace

The Numbers

On The Rooftop

The Mounties?

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Topping up my tan

T-Bag: Look T-Shirt there she is, that hateful pee pee Polly pee wee, she's not going to lay her mitts on any more of those gold rings. Do you hear me?
T-Shirt: I think everyone within a mile can hear you. Give it a rest eh.
T-Bag: And what do you think you're doing?
T-Shirt: I think I'm topping up my tan, is there a problem?
T-Bag: There will be if you don't come here this minute and help me.
T-Shirt: I'll be done in, let's say, fifteen minutes.
T-Bag: No, let's say fifteen seconds, if not I'm gonna rip off your ears and use them as soap dishes.
T-Shirt: Suits me then I wouldn't have to listen to you nagging anymore.
T-Bag: Right. (T-Bag makes the tanning equipment disappear).
T-Shirt: Oi!
T-Bag: Ahhhh.
(T-Shirt mutters under his breath).
T-Bag: What, what, what did you say?
T-Shirt: Nothing.
T-Bag: Ohhhh, don't you understand what will happen if she gets all of those golden rings? She's gotta be stopped, she must be stopped.
(T-Bag walks off as T-Shirt sits down and looks in the saucer).

Added: 04/04/2020

You're obviously a lumberjack

T-Shirt: Ohh, where am I?
Maggie McDougal: Relax, you're in my cabin.
T-Shirt: Who are you?
Maggie McDougal: Maggie, Maggie McDougal. What's your name?
T-Shirt: I can't remember, I can't remember anything. Where am I? Who am I? What's going on?
Maggie McDougal: Well you're obviously a lumberjack.
T-Shirt: Am I?
Maggie McDougal: So I'll call you Jack.
T-Shirt: Jack, ok, Jack, yeah I like that.
Maggie McDougal: So you just rest here by the fire and then I'm...
(Grizzly McMoose enters the cabin).
Grizzly McMoose: Right, that's it, time's up, have you thunk it over?
Maggie McDougal: I told you and I keep telling you, I don't know where the gold is.
Grizzly McMoose: Don't shoot me that hogwash. Right you've got ten seconds to spill the beans. One, two, three, five, seven, four, what comes after four sonny?
T-Shirt: How should I know, I've lost my memory.
Grizzly McMoose: Well anyway, ten, hand it over, and this time I'm no messing.
Maggie McDougal: No.
(T-Shirt hits Grizzly over the head with a frying pan).
Grizzly McMoose: Ugh.
T-Shirt: Timber!

Added: 04/04/2015

Lang may your lum reek

Maggie McDougal: I guess I better start cleaning this place up.
T-Shirt: I'll help.
Maggie McDougal: Oh gee, thanks Jack. Ok, you do in here and I'll do in the bedroom.
(Maggie leaves the room and T-Bag appears by magic).
T-Bag: Psst.
T-Shirt: Urgh.
T-Bag: Oh, it's only me, I know exactly what you're up to. Oh you clever, clever boy T-Shirt. Say no more, gold, gold, gold rings. Say no more, get in there sunshine and do your stuff. Obviously I won't get in the way, you've got some master plan on the boil. At long last, oh some gumption you're showing. Ooh, and as they say north of the border, Lang may your lum reek!
(T-Bag disappears).
T-Shirt: That bump on the head was worst than I thought.

Added: 04/04/2015

A mutual objective

Grizzly McMoose: Yes, now you're talking little missy. Yes, (T-Bag appears) urrrghh.
T-Bag: Good afternoon. A top of the roof to you my good man. You and I have a mutual objective.
Grizzly McMoose: Talk English lady.
T-Bag: You wanna get your hands on that gold do as I say. Now get down that chimney and get me the locket with the clue on it.
Grizzly McMoose: But who told you about it?
T-Bag: Just get down there.
Grizzly McMoose: But there's a fire.
T-Bag: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, alright, right, do I have to do everything around here myself?

Added: 04/04/2018

A big pat on the back

T-Bag: Come on, come on. How long does it take to work out a simple five letter clue?
Grizzly McMoose: A is one, B is two.
T-Bag: Ohhhh, I can't bear it.
Grizzly McMoose: C is three, D is er....
T-Bag: Four.
Grizzly McMoose: So that means E is five.
T-Bag: Oh by Jove, I think you've got it.
Grizzly McMoose: So it's M, O, O, S, E. What does that spell?
T-Bag: Mooooooose! Of course, it must be hidden downstairs...
Grizzly McMoose: Ah.
T-Bag:... in the moose's head.
Grizzly McMoose: Oh I'll go and get it.
T-Bag: No, no, no, no, Grizzly. You've done enough hard work today. You sit there and rest that wonderful big fat head.
Grizzly McMoose: Thanks very much, ha, ha.
T-Bag: Ah, you're a good, good man Grizzly. In fact, you are so good, you deserve a big pat on the back. (T-Bag pushes him and he slides down the roof top and lands in a barrel).
Grizzly McMoose: Arrrrggghhhhhh! Ooohhh! (He cries).
T-Bag: Lah, di-dah, di-dah.

Added: 04/04/2022

"The Vanishing Jacket"
When Polly arrives and knocks on the door of Maggie's cabin, T-Shirt takes off his lumberjack jacket and puts it down on the cabinet next to the door. He lets Polly in and Maggie comes in. T-shirt makes Polly a hot drink while Polly tries to tell Maggie he is trying to trick her out of the gold ring. Polly shows Maggie one of her rings she has and she drops it and T-Shirt picks it up and hands it back to her. T-Bag seeing this in her saucer magics him back to the T-Room. A few seconds after T-Shirt disappears, his jacket (left on the cabinet by the door) also disappears as Maggie and Polly are shocked. And when T-Shirt appears back in the T-Room in the next scene he is wearing the jacket.

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  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Yukon'.
  • The episode title 'The Yukon' refers to Canada's westernmost and smallest federal territory which was named after the Yukon River.
  • Jennifer Calvert is a Canadian actress born in Ontario, Canada.
  • T-Bag's line of 'Lang May Your lum reek' translates to 'long may your chimney smoke' meaning 'hope you live a long time'.
  • T-Bag's line of 'You couldn't figure out a one piece jigsaw', is a variation of the line previously used in the Spatz episode 'Sing for Your Supper' (#1.11, 02/05/1990) in which Karen (played by Jennifer Calvert) says to TJ 'you call yourself a manager, you couldn't manage a one piece jigsaw puzzle'.
  • Jennifer Calvert who plays Maggie McDougal also appeared in Spatz, a children's TV show set in an American Diner, also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro.
  • Jennifer Calvert appeared in Mike & Angelo which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Jennifer Calvert appeared in the episode 'Angelo And Cleopatra' (#9.6, 13/02/1997) as Cleopatra.
  • Jennifer Calvert appeared in all three Pressman & Cathro programmes of the late 80's/early 90's programmes (T-Bag, Mike & Angelo and Spatz).
  • George Rossi, who played Grizzly McMoose, sadly passed away on 5th January 2022, aged 60.

  • T-Bag's cloak was first worn by Vanity Bag in T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong)
  • This is only one of two episodes from this series which has a credit for 'Studio Production Manager'.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 2: Bandits)
  • This is only one of three episodes from this series which has a credit for 'Video Tape Editor'.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 2: Bandits)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 6: Exit With A Puff)
  • During this episode Tabatha Bag uses one of her 'stock' phrases of 'I'll explain on the way', 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 1: The Rings Of Olympus)
    (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 wears his green sunglasses in this episode, he wears them in other episodes too.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 6: The Ghost of Castle McCarr)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 5: Hippies)