T. Bag And The Sunstones Of Montezuma Episode 6: Ra Ra Rasputin

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UK Air Date10/02/1992, 4.00pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright YearMCMXCII (1992)
VTR Dateunknown
Fremantle Archive Ref53471
Consecutive Episode Number80
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
PennyEvelyn Sweeney
TsarinaBrenda Longman
Doctor PopovPeter Woodthorpe

Make UpAngela Seyfang
CostumesRaymond Childe
Lighting DirectorPeter Bower
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerIan Russell
ProducerCharles Warren
Directed ByGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

The Russian Queen is being tricked by Doctor Popov. He is stealing her treasure and when Penny arrives she is the one who is accused, T-Bag sees the sunstone which Popov uses to heal her and when Popov wants to marry the Queen, T-Bag sets out to get the next Sunstone!
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T. Bag & T. Shirt

T. Bag & T. Shirt



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Is It Bad?

Tsarina: Is it bad?
Doctor Popov: What is bad? Is waking up in the middle of the night and finding your legs have fallen off bad?
Tsarina: Yes.
Doctor Popov: Then it is bad.
Tsarina: Whoaahh. No, no Iím too young, oh no, Doctor Popov you are a doctor, say you can save me, say you can save me, say you can save me.
Doctor Popov: Alright I can save you.
Tsarina: Youíre just saying that.

Time to think

T-Bag: Ahoy Shirty. And no sign of pee-wee.
T-Shirt: Oh, well, what's the plan then?
T-Bag: Oh, give me time, give me time to think.
T-Shirt: Ok, I'll just go and write a novel.

Added: 04/04/2012

The notorious Penny pee-wee pincher

Tsarina: Oh blast, guards, guards, come quickly.
(T-Bag & T-Shirt appear dressed as cossacks).
T-Bag: Evening all. (Shouts) Attention, raise arms, (Shouts) at ease.
Tsarina: That was very quick.
T-Bag: We would have been quicker Maam but there was an uprising in the Urals.
T-Shirt: Oh yeah, doesn't half make your eyes water that I'll tell you.
T-Bag: Atta, atta, ahh.
Tsarina: Guards, there, there is a thief in the palace.
T-Bag: Oh yes, not a little blonde girl with a face you'd love to slap, huh?
Tsarina: Yes, that's the one.
T-Bag: I thought as much, it's the notorious Penny pee-wee pincher, public enemy numero uno.
Tsarina: Find her and you can name your reward.
T-Bag: And name it we shall. We'll name the sunstone as our reward. Come Dmitrus, best boot forward, Cossacks away.

Added: 04/04/2015

This tedious little plot

T-Shirt: Then you've got the audacity to call me hopeless. Ha, you! You give failure a bad name, you do. Binbag, Windbag. Huh, I'll tell you something, the day it started raining brains you had your brolly up girl.
T-Bag: If you don't shut that sore outlet that talks like a mouth, I'll get hold of a staple gun and shut it for you. Give me that tea. Ohhh. (T-Bag starts to drink the cup of tea) Ohhh, that's better. I'll get to the bottom of this tedious little plot, if it's the last thing you ever do. (T-Bag pours the dregs onto the saucer and looks into it) Ourghhh, now where are we?

Added: 04/04/2021

Ignore The T-Caddy

Doctor Popov: Where is the old bag?
Penny: Oh no you donít.
Doctor Popov: What?
Penny: Right mister youíve got some explaining to do.
Doctor Popov: Iíve what?
Tsarina: What is all the... Ahh you.
T-Bag: Pee-wee.
Penny: T-Bag.
Tsarina: Grigori.
Doctor Popov: Your Majesty, your Majesty.
Tsarina: Grigori.
Penny: T-Bag.
T-Bag: Pee-wee.
T-Shirt: Oh thatís right everybody just ignore me, Iím only the T-Caddy.
T-Bag: Shut up.

Poor little idea

T-Bag: How very interesting T-Shirt, I've just thought of an idea.
T-Shirt: Oh poor little idea, all alone in that big empty head.
T-Bag: I just thought of an ingenious way of relieving old plum belly of the sunstone, but you have got to help me.
T-Shirt: Just call me the walking crutch.
T-Bag: Come on, I'll explain on the way.

Added: 04/04/2014

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  • T. Shirt is playing with a Nintendo Game & Watch at the start of this episode. I wonder which one it is?
  • The name of the character Doctor Popov, is a play-on-words for 'Doctor pop off'.
  • Peter Woodthorpe, who played Doctor Popov, sadly passed away on 12th August 2004, aged 72.
  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Rasputin'.
  • The episode title is taken from the 1978 Boney M song, Ra Ra Rasputin.
  • At the end of the episode Penny says 'Nostrovia T-Bag', which loosely tranlates to 'Cheers T-Bag'.
  • Brenda Longman is best known for being the voice of 'Soo' from 'The Sooty Show', another Thames Television programme.
  • Doctor Popov's first name (Grigori) and the episode title Rasputin was taken from the Russian monk, Grigori Rasputin.

  • Peter Woodthorpe, who plays Doctor Popov, appears in three episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag. This is his third of his three appearances.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 8: Leonardo)
  • T-Bag is referred to as 'Bin Bag' in this episode, this happens numerous times throughout the series, in this episode it is T-Shirt who says 'Then you had the audacity to call me hopeless. Ha, you! You give failure a bad name, you do. Binbag, Windbag'.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 10: Happy Ending)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 8: The African Queen)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 9: Doc Leaf)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 10: Turn On To T-Bag)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 9: The Bard)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 9: Play It Again, Sal)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 10: The Pearls Of Wisdom)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 10: Return To Olympus)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 7: One Million Years B.C.)
  • 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 Rings of Olympus, Episode 3: The Yukon)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 3: Wilma Tell)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 6: Antony and Cleopatra)