T. Bag And The Rings Of Olympus Episode 8: Leonardo

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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 Date25/02/1991, 4.05pm
Repeat Screening26/07/1993, 4.00pm
Copyright Year1991
VTR Date10/10/1990
Fremantle Archive Ref50929
Consecutive Episode Number71
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Polly-ZenaNatalie Wood
LeonardoPeter Woodthorpe
Duke Of FlorenceJohn Forgeham

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

The Duke of Florence is having his picture painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Duke has the next gold ring on his hat. Later Leonardo does a picture of T-Bag but when the pictures get muddled up T-Bag knows where to get the next ring.
The High-T Website synopsis
T-Bag visits the Duke of Florence but a love potion put in the Duke’s drink gives her more than she bargained for.
TV Times listing
T-Bag decides to visit the Duke and T-Shirt gets amorous.
Lookin listing
Adventure series. T-Bag decides to visit the Duke.
Radio Times listing
Next week, Polly finds herself in Florence. Will T. Bag get her portrait painted or will Leonardo pose a problem? Will affairs of the art lead to affairs of the heart? Will Polly get the next gold ring or will the Duke give her the brush off? Find out in next weeks colourful episode of T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Next week preview (from previous episode)
This week, Polly finds herself in Florence. Will affairs of the art lead to affairs of the heart? Will Polly get the next gold ring or will the Duke give her the brush off? Stay tuned to T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Stay tuned preview (from start of episode)

Script Writers

The Painter

The Duke

T. Bag's Portrait

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It's a masterpiece

Duke: Are you not finished yet you old boo-boo? Ow-oo-oo-oh, mamma mia, I have got the cramps, the pins and the needles and the blisters on the backsides sitting here all day like a big idioto!
Leonardo: Almost done now your highness, just one more little er, (he mumbles as he finishes the painting) finito benito (he laughs).
Duke: (Laughs) Thank the heavens for that. Ohhhh, this a picture it had better be good.
Leonardo: It's a masterpiece although I say so myself. Come, see.
Duke: Ohhhhhhhhhh, bella, bella, bella, magnifico.
Leonardo: It's a not a bad eh?
Duke: Oooh, you handsome devil you.
Leonardo: Grazie, very much.
Duke: Not you, you fool, him, me. Ci, ci, you have definitely caught my dazzling good looks, ha ha, Leonardo, congratulations.
Leonardo: Ah, prego, prego, heh.
Duke: This will go very nicely with all the other portraits of me in my palace.
Leonardo: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, ha, ha, ha! I must frame it for you, a beautiful frame, for a beautiful painting.
Duke: Of a beautiful man, mwah.
Leonardo: Quite, quite.
Duke: Well I am afraid I can not wait, I am a busy man. Have it sent a round to my palace when it is ready.
Leonardo: My greatest pleasure your highness.
Duke: Then charge it to my account. Well I must a fly. Arrivederci, arrivederci.
Leonardo: Arrivederci my Duke, ci.

Added: 04/04/2017

Déjà vu

T-Bag: Oh, can't you paint any quicker you old codger? I've got pressing matters to attend to.
Leonardo: One can not rush great art Signora.
T-Bag: I'll double your fee.
(Leonardo hums to himself as he rushes to finish the portrait).
Leonardo: There, finito, it's done, la.
T-Bag: About time. Oh by the way I hope you remembered to feed your cat this morning.
Leonardo: Why?
T-Bag: Because if that painting's a load of old tosh you're going to end up in the fracture clinic for the next five months. Got it? Out of my way. (T-Bag sees her portrait) Ohhhhhhhhh, arrrrrrhhhh, ooohhhhhh.
Leonardo: You like?
T-Bag: I like, oh yes, I like a lot. Not bad for a old codger. Here's your money.
Leonardo: Ahh.
T-Bag: I'll take it.
Leonardo: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
T-Bag: What, what, what, what, what, what, what, what, what?
Leonardo: I must frame it for you, a beautiful frame, for a beautiful painting.
T-Bag: Of a beautiful lady.
Leonardo: Quite, I just had a déjà vu.
T-Bag: I'm not interested in your private life. I'll send someone along later to collect the portrait.
Leonardo: Arrivederci.
T-Bag: Harry who?
Leonardo: Arrivederci.
T-Bag: No, his name is T-Shirt. Get it ready or we're talking skinny moggins, get me?
Leonardo: Got you.
T-Bag: Grazie.
(T-Bag disappears).
Leonardo: Arrrrrrrrgghh.

Added: 04/04/2014

Your script writers

T-Bag: I’m back, Oh there’s work to be done.
T-Shirt: 2, 3, 4...
T-Bag and T-Shirt: Make me a cup of tea, you idiot, and I don’t mean tomorrow.
T-Shirt: Can’t your script writers come up with something a bit more original than that? 5, 6, 7, 8...
T-Bag and T-Shirt: Seven of those blasted things she’s got, seven, and it’s all your fault you stupid boy, ourgghhh, idiot!

Peas for lunch

T-Shirt: Are you Leonardo?
Leonardo: Are you from the tax office?
T-Shirt: No.
Leonardo: Yes, I am Leonardo.
T-Shirt: Perfect, I just popped in to pick up a picture. The painting I popped in to pick up is a portrait of a pal who’s a pain in the pants. Sorry about that, we had peas for lunch.
Leonardo: Arhh. Ci ci, the lady.
T-Shirt: The lady, well close.
Leonardo: Take it, it’s all yours senior.
T-Shirt: Merci beaucoup monsieur.
Leonardo: What?
T-Shirt: That’s your actual French.
Leonardo: But this is your actual Italy.
T-Shirt: Well if you don’t tell anyone, I won’t.

I can't wait to see myself again

Polly: Erm, er, Duke, I've brought your picture for you.
Duke: Ah, marvellous, I can't wait to see myself again.
Polly: Er, actually that wasn't the real reason I came. Erm, you see that gold ring thing on your hat, well do you think I...
Duke: Multi-Stromboli, what is this? Are you trying to take the Michelangelo or something?
Polly: What?
Duke: Who is this dreadful woman?
Polly: It's T-Bag.
Duke: What have you done with my beautiful painting?
Polly: Wha, I mean, I don't know, all I did was...
Duke: Get out of my sight. Leonardo, avanti, avanti.
Polly: Duke, the ring, oh!

Added: 04/04/2017

A small inkling

T-Bag: Well lumpet, what do you think? It looks just like me, doesn't it?
T-Shirt: Well? I'm not sure about the beard and moustache.
T-Bag: What?
(T-Shirt turns the portrait round).
T-Bag: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! You idiot, get back there and get me the right one before I..... huuuuurrrgghhhhh. Look, look, the next gold ring, oh this flabby old lumpet has got the next gold ring, right. You know what you've got to do, don't you?
T-Shirt: I've got a small inkling.
T-Bag: Oh that's your problem. Come, the game is afoot.

Added: 04/04/2014

Your Portrait Returned

T-Bag: Oh Dukey, yu-hoo-oo, oh Dukey.
Duke: Who are you?
T-Bag: Your portrait, returned.
Duke: Ah good, about time.
T-Bag: Oh good grief you’re even more good looking in the flesh than you are in your picture.
Duke: Yes I know.
T-Bag: Oh Dukey darling I could really go for a man like you.
Duke: Then go, go, go. Don’t you understand woman, I can’t fall in love again, not now, not in a million years, never, never, never.
T-Bag: Shall I take that as a no then?

Love pellets

T-Bag: Ohhh, why can't I meet any normal people? Ohhh.
(T-Bag makes a small bag appear on the table).
T-Shirt: Hey, what are those?
T-Bag: What do you think? They're love pellets.
T-Shirt: Love pellets?
T-Bag: Love pellets, power packed pills for pepping up people's passions.
T-Shirt: We should never had those peas for lunch.
T-Bag: Come with me and all will be revealed.

Added: 04/04/2015

"Boom-mic Boom"
A boom-mic appears just as Polly is leaving Leonardo's studio and heading off to see the Duke. As the camera cuts from a close-up of Polly to a long-shot, you can just see the gold boom-mic before it pops out of view.

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  • Peter Woodthorpe, who played Leonardo, sadly passed away on 12th August 2004, aged 72.
  • John Forgeham, who played the Duke of Florence, sadly passed away on 10th March 2017, aged 75.
  • John Forgeham, who played the Duke Of Florence, was Georgina Hale's ex-husband.

  • Peter Woodthorpe, who plays Leonardo, appears in three episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag. This is his second of his three appearances.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 6: Ra Ra Rasputin)
  • In the last scene of episode ten when Thomas is back in the shop he sees Leonardo's portrait of T-Bag from this episode.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 10: Return To Olympus)
  • T-Bag gets a proposal of marriage from the Duke of Florence during this episode, Tabatha Bag also get marriage proposals from other suitors in other series.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 9: Play It Again, Sal)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 2: Gussie and Twittering)
  • This episode features a portrait of one of the main characters; in this episode Leonardo and T-Shirt paint portraits of T-Bag. Other episodes featured a portrait of one of the main characters.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
  • T-Bag poses so her portrait can be painted, by Leonardo and T-Shirt, during this episode, this also happened in other episodes.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 5: Debbie In The Land Of P)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
  • During this episode Tabatha Bag uses one of her ‘stock’ phrases of ‘Make me a cup of tea and I don’t mean tomorrow’, which is used throughout the Tabatha Bag series and was also used by Tallulah Bag.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 10: The Magic Garden)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 6: The Ghost of Castle McCarr)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 7: One Million Years B.C.)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 7: Phantom Of The Opera)
  • T-Shirt's painter's smock that he wears at the start of this episode was worn by Vincent Van Driver during T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)