T. Bag And The Sunstones Of Montezuma Episode 1: In The Footsteps Of Kit Bag

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UK Air Date06/01/1992, 4.00pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright YearMCMXCI (1991)
VTR Dateunknown
Fremantle Archive Ref53466
Consecutive Episode Number75
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
PennyEvelyn Sweeney
Diggory HuntChristopher Bramwell

Make UpAngela Seyfang
Costumes ByRaymond Childe
Assisted ByMandy Harper
Costumes Made BySylvia Juren
Lighting DirectorPeter Bower
Video Tape EditorMark Sangster
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerIan Russell
ProducerCharles Warren
Directed ByGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

T-Bag wants to find the Sunstones of Montezuma from the legend of Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt. They meet up with Diggory and Penny who are also looking for the sunstones in the temple. When Diggory makes the sunstones vanish Penny has to go find them so her quest begins.
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The footsteps of our forebears

T-Shirt: Fabulous, great, now what?
T-Bag: We follow in the footsteps of our forebears.
T-Shirt: What? Like Goldilocks?
T-Bag: No, that was three bears. Oh, what am I talking about? Less of the lip Shirty, move it.

Added: 04/04/2016

Diggory's Head

Diggory: Now I remember, I put it in my hat. Where did I put my hat?
Penny: Itís on your head.
T-Bag: I take it you do know where your head is?
Diggory: Of course I do, itís in the British Museum.
T-Bag: What?
Diggory: My Amazonian shrunken head.

Don't you like croissant?

Diggory: Morning.
Penny: Have a good night?
T-Bag: No I did not.
Diggory: Oh, mosquitoes was it?
T-Bag: Not exactly, one little bug got right up my nose.
Diggory: Oh bad luck, well look, why don't you come and join us for breakfast, we've got er Muesli, we've got cornflakes, porridge, toast, five kinds of marmalade, we've got kippers, bacon and eggs, coffee, tea, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, croissant of course. (T-Bag grabs Diggory) What's the matter, don't you like croissant?
T-Bag: Where is that map?
Diggory: Oh.
Penny: So that's it, I knew there was something off about you two. Is this what you're looking for? (Penny drops the map on the fire) Tough!
T-Bag: You little vandal.
T-Shirt: Well that wasn't very bright was it? Now how are you going to find your way in?
Penny: Easily, cos what you don't know is that my Dad's got a photographic memory and he's memorised the whole map. Right Dad?
Diggory: Right. What map?
Penny: The map of the temple.
Diggory: Ooh that. Yes! Oh yes, that's right, yes, it's all in here, hmm, every last detail.
Penny: Now you two, get lost.
T-Bag: Just you wait, pee pee Penny piffle pants, we'll be back.

Added: 04/04/2014

This is it, and those are they, the Sunstones of Montezuma

T-Bag: Oh, Just as I thought, my plan's working like clockwork. We have located the central chamber, am I good or am I not. Ha ha ha...
T-Shirt: Wow.
T-Bag: This is it, and those are they, the Sunstones of Montezuma.
T-Shirt: And very nice they are. Now can we go?
T-Bag: This is the moment I've been waiting for, all my life.
T-Shirt: What are you doing?
T-Bag: The power of the sun is within me, at last I feel the solar energy pulsing through the fibre of my being, I will be almight.
(Diggory and Penny enter the chamber)
Diggory: You, now I understand, Penny get back.
T-Bag: You're too late Mr Archaeologist, nothing can stop me now, I'm charged with the power of the sun, the world will grovel at my feet. Haaaaaaaaa...
Diggory: Not if I can help it, Ecaps dna emit ni tsoleb dna rettacs senots nus yawa!
(The sunstones vanish)
T-Bag: What? You! Where are those Sunstones gone?
Diggory: Gone, lost, scattered through time and space, where you'll never find them.
T-Shirt: I don't believe it.
T-Bag: You interfering twerp.
T-Shirt: Right, how long do you reckon this quest going to take?
T-Bag: Come on, come on, back to the T-Room.
Diggory: I'll get those stones and destroy them rather than let you use them for your evil purposes.
T-Bag: We'll soon see about that.
(T-Bag zaps the wall behind Diggory)
Penny: Look out Dad, run.

Added: 04/04/2012

One of the sunstones

Diggory: Those stones have to be found and destroyed.
Penny: But how?
Diggory: There is a way. Ooh.
Penny: You're not going anywhere. I'll go, tell me what to do.
Diggory: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, it's far too dangerous.
Penny: It'll be more dangerous if T-Bag gets them first.
Diggory: Well, I can't argue with that, alright.
(He shows her the sunstone he picked up in the temple).
Penny: One of the sunstones.
Diggory: Take it, it'll lead you to the others. Go now Penny and be careful.
Penny: You too Dad. What's happening?
(Penny disappears).
Diggory: You'll be alright. Hurry back Penny, hurry back.

Added: 04/04/2020

Your cruddy quests

(T-Shirt is on the phone).
T-Shirt: That's right, Sins of the Flesh concert, two tickets, front row, cancel them. (T-Shirt hangs up) You and your cruddy quests, my social calendar's right up the spout.
T-Bag: Arrrghhhh, I'll get those Sunstones and woe betide the world when I do.

Added: 04/04/2015

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  • When Diggory makes the Sunstones vanish towards the end of the episode he chants "Ecaps dna emit ni tsoleb dna rettacs senots nus yawa!" which read backwards is "Away sunstones, scatter and be lost in time and space."
  • This is the first opening episode of a series not to feature the curiosity shop, instead it starts with Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt in 1883.
  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Aztec'.
  • At the end of this episode T-Shirt cancels his tickets for the band Sins of the Flesh. The same band is mentioned in both Mike and Angelo and Spatz written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. In Spatz they are often mentioned as Freddy's favourite band and in the Mike and Angelo episode 'Putting Up with Pinner' (#5.6, 11/02/1993) Mike is listening to a Sins of the Flesh song.
  • There is another Kit Bag mentioned in The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag book, who is T-Bag's sporty cousin.
  • Sir Paisley Shirt's first name 'Paisley' is a reference to the 'Paisley pattern' sometimes used on shirts and ties, which was taken from the name of the Scottish town of Paisley.
  • T. Bag and the Sunstones of Montezuma is the only Tabatha Bag series to have it's copyright year to be shown in Roman numerals during the episode credits.
  • Christopher Bramwell appeared in Mike & Angelo which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Christopher Bramwell appeared in the episodes 'New Friends And Neighbours' (#4.2, 24/10/1991), 'Dad's Doubles' (#4.4, 07/11/1991) and 'The Dinner Party' (#4.7, 28/11/1991) as Richard Hope.

  • Kit Bag reappears later in the series during episode ten.
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 10: Montezuma's Revenge)
  • Kit Bag is mentioned by Professor Pockets in T-Bag Strikes Again to T-Bag that 'I knew a Bag once, Kit Bag, nice girl'. This could either a reference to this Kit Bag or the Kit Bag mentioned in The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag book, who is T-Bag's sporty cousin.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 8: Professor Pockets)
  • T. Bag and T. Shirt pretend to be Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt during the next series in episode four.
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 4: Curse Of The Mummy)
  • The 'I'm an archeologist, my life is in ruins' joke told by Diggory was used by T-Bag in T-Bag Bounces Back.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 5: Bobby Jobsworth and The Temple Of Doom)
  • This episode features a mention of a place in the UK which happens in several other episodes, this episode features T-Bag mentioning Piccadilly and Tunbridge Wells and Diggory mentioning Gatwick Airport.
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 7: One Million Years B.C.)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 2: Thief Of Baghdad)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 9: The Red Shoes)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 10: Shangri-La)
  • T-Bag and T-Shirt get lost inside the temple, whilst trying to follow a map, and end up back at the entrance, this happened before in Turn on to T-Bag.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 5: Pyramids)