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 Screening??, 4.15pm
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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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

"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’.
  • 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).

  • 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)