T. Bag And The Rings Of Olympus Episode 7: Rats

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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 Date18/02/1991, 4.05pm
Repeat Screening??, 4.15pm
Copyright Year1991
VTR Date02/10/1990
Fremantle Archive Ref50928
Consecutive Episode Number70
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Polly-ZenaNatalie Wood
The WeaselKen Wynne
Prunella PlumJo Warne

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

Polly arrives in Victorian London where a thief, The Weasel, steals her bag but when she chases him he seems to have vanished!
The High-T Website synopsis
Weasel gets T-Shirt to help him steal the Rings.
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Next week, Polly hits the streets of old London town. Who exactly is the Weasel? And where did he pop up from? Can Polly find the next gold ring or is she up another blind alley? What dirty rat is scourging around in the Weasel’s lair? Find out in next weeks spine-chilling episode of T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
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This week, Polly hits the streets of old London town. But who is the Weasel? And where did he pop up from? Can Polly find the next gold ring or is she up another blind alley? Stay tuned to T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
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The Notorious Weasel

Walkie Talkie

Rats!

You Dirty Rat

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Tabatha Bag always knows best

T-Bag: Oh, oh my nerves are in tatters. Oooooh, I'm a nervous state. Look at that, ooh, look at that, ooh.
T-Shirt: Well I've got no sympathy for you, if you'd have stuck to my plan you wouldn't have gotten yourself blown to smithereens, but oh no.
T-Bag: Oh shut up.
T-Shirt: Tabatha Bag always knows best, according to Tabatha Bag that is.
T-Bag: Six! Six of those blasted rings she's got, ouurghh, where's my tea? Hurh, hurh, hurh, hurhhh, hur-oohh.

Added: 04/04/2015

London towns’ most cunning and notorious sneak thief, The Weasel

The Weasel: My dear boy.
T-Shirt: Erh.
The Weasel: You seem to have lost your bearings, might I be of assistance?
T-Shirt: Erm, yeah, yeah, maybe you can. A very close friend of mine had her bag nicked, I'm trying to help her get it back.
The Weasel: Oh, how noble.
T-Shirt: You haven't seen any strange looking characters around here have you?
The Weasel: How funny you should say that, as a matter of fact I have. London towns’ most cunning and notorious sneak thief, The Weasel, was lurking round this very street not fifteen minutes ago.
T-Shirt: Oh yeah, did you see where he went?
The Weasel: I did my boy, I did. He went right down Pudding Street into Ruud Lane, round past the snuff emporium, over Tatlock’s Gutter, through Mount Trimble, up dead dog hill, down into Goosepellet Wharf and into the Slug and Watermelon, have you got all of that?

Cabbage-looking

T-Shirt: Leave it to me, have some faith in me for once. I’m not as green as I’m cabbage looking.
T-Bag: Arrrgh... let’s face it you’re pretty cabbage-looking.

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  • This episode has one of the shortest episode titles consisting of only 4 letters.
  • The line said by T-Shirt 'you dirty rat' is taken from the often mis-quoted line in the film 'Blonde Crazy', the correct quote said by James Cagney is: 'dirty, double-crossing rat'.
  • Georgina Hale appeared in the 1981 theatre production of 'Steaming' in London's Comedy Theatre alongside Jo Warne who appears in this episode as Prunella Plum.

  • The 'Hammer' T. Shirt uses at the end of the episode to hit 'the rat' in T. Bag's bed is the same hammer he has in episode 4 to clobber Rum Barbara.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 4: Rum Barbara)
  • Dead Dog Hill, as mentioned by The Weasel, is also referred to by other characters in other series.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 6: Dick Gherkin)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 2: High Noon)
  • Goosepellet Wharf, as mentioned by The Weasel, was later used for the name of the character Goosepellet in T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma.
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 4: Gone Fishing)
  • Jo Warne, who plays Prunella Plum, appears in four episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag, making her the most prolific guest actor alongside James Saxon and Matt Zimmerman. This is her third of her four appearances.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 8: Max The Miller)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 3: Elementary, My Dear What-Not)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 9: The Red Shoes)
  • Another episode title consists of only 4 letters, sharing the shortest title of any episode.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 3: Yeti)
  • Polly gets the rings stolen by the thief The Weasel, this also happens in other episodes.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 6: Debbie In The Land Of R)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 6: Dick Gherkin)
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 6: Hi-Hat)
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 9: Nikdit The Thief)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 6: Scrimp)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 9: Doc Leaf)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 4: Grimble and Squiffy)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 8: Cedric Sackbutt's Search For A Song)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 4: Rum Barbara)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 4: Gone Fishing)
  • T-Bag wears her purple night dress during this episode, this is seen in other episodes throughout Tabatha Bag's series.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 5: Mutiny!)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 6: The Ghost of Castle McCarr)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 5: Hippies)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 9: Y-Fronts)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)