Take Off With T. Bag Episode 4: Curse Of The Mummy

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Episode 1Many Happy Returns
Episode 2Thief Of Baghdad
Episode 3Bagsy Malone
Episode 4Curse Of The Mummy
Episode 5Doctor Strangebag
Episode 6Antony and Cleopatra
Episode 7Phantom Of The Opera
Episode 8Bin Bag
Episode 9The Red Shoes
Episode 10Shangri-La

UK Air Date06/10/1992, 4.15pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright Year1992
VTR Dateunknown
Fremantle Archive Ref56887 (series ref)
Consecutive Episode Number88
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Tow-Ling ShirtBea Julakasiun
Claude deTerreJohn Savident
Gunther KashbagPeter Majer
The MummyNorman Beardsley

Make UpChristine Morrell
CostumeJo Allman
CamerasAlbert Almond
SoundJohn Osborne
Stage ManagerBobby Webber
Lighting DirectorPeter Bower
Production AssistantGill Thomas
Video Tape EditorTom Kavanagh
Production DesignerAlex Clarke
ProducerCharles Warren
DirectorNeville Green
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

The saucer lands in Egypt where some archaeologists are searching for a tomb. T-Bag and T-Shirt pretend to be Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt to try to deter them from the tomb. While waiting for the morning so they can all search inside the tomb some tricks are played on them and they blame each other.
The High-T Website synopsis



Gunther Kashbag

My Mummy

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Belt up your Majesty

Tow-Ling: Look your Majesty, the pyramids.
T-Shirt: It's amazing isn't it? The desert's so huge.
T-Bag: And that's only the top of it. Come on, come on, get us down there, get my birthday surprise.
Tow-Ling: Belt up your Majesty.
T-Bag: Whaaaat?
Tow-Ling: Seat belt, for landing.
T-Bag: That cousin of yours is getting sorely on my wick.
T-Shirt: Give him a chance, I'm sure you'll warm to him.
T-Bag: I wouldn't warm to him if we were cremated together. Now listen here sonny Jim, just you get us down there, right? Ohhhhh.

Added: 04/04/2019

My First Egyptian Joke

Tow-Ling: Iíve just made up my first Egyptian joke.
T-Shirt: Well letís hear it then.
Tow-Ling: My Pyramidís got no nose.
T-Shirt: How does it smell?
Tow-Ling: It Sphinx!

Lady Kit Bag? Sir Paisley Shirt?

(T-Bag and T-Shirt are disguised as Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt).
T-Shirt: Get it?
T-Bag: Got it.
T-Shirt: Good.
T-Bag: Hello there , fellow, me lad, ha, ha, hold fire.
Claude deTerre: Who in the world?
Gunther Kashbag: Who are you?
T-Bag: Oh, who are we? (Laughs) Oh what an uneducated clot, Sir Paisley, right?
T-Shirt: Right Kit right, absolutely.
Claude deTerre: Did I hear you say Kit? Sir Paisley?
T-Bag: Oh hello, hello, I do declare here an inkling, oh.
Claude deTerre: Lady Kit Bag? Sir Paisley Shirt? The celebrated English explorers?
T-Shirt: The same old bean in the flesh.
Claude deTerre: I am honoured.
T-Bag: I should bally well hope so.
Claude deTerre: My name is deTerre, Claude deTerre, Professor Claude deTerre, Egyptology department, university de Paris.
T-Bag: My, my, my, what a long name.
Gunther Kashbag: You better remember to call him Professor.
T-Bag: Ew, and you are?
T-Shirt: Asking for a bally shiner if you ask me.
Claude deTerre: My guide and confidant Gunther Kashbag.
T-Bag: Bag?
Claude deTerre: Ah, yes! He must be a distant relation of yours Lady Bag.
T-Bag: Not distant enough in my opinion.
Claude deTerre: So, what brings you to this godforsaken part of the globe, uh, my dear colleagues?
T-Shirt: Same as you Monsieur deTerre.
Gunther Kashbag: You mean you too are hunting for the lost tomb of Tutankharamsesenabukenezar.
T-Shirt: You took the words right out of my encyclopedia old man.
T-Bag: Indubitably, but you see you are digging entirely in the wrong place.
Gunther Kashbag: What?
Claude deTerre: Pardon?
Gunther Kashbag: I said what.
Claude deTerre: Not you, you idiot.
T-Shirt: You're miles out. Everyone who knows anything about something knows that the lost tomb of er...
Gunther Kashbag: Tutankharamsesenabukenezar.
T-Shirt: Thank you, lies way, way, way, way, way over that way.
Gunther Kashbag: Young Sir, you have two hats, the one on your head and the one that you speak though. The hieroglyphs tell us the tomb lies here beneath our feet.
T-Bag: Oh poppydash and baldercock, we are giving you sound advice.
Gunther Kashbag: Ninety-nine percent sound, one percent advice. Professor, I know what's afoot here. These English docs are trying to oust you so they can lay claim to discovering the tomb for themselves.
Claude deTerre: You slimy toads. In the name of the belle France, I claim that I was here first, I claim this site for my country. I have been boaring all over Egypt for years.
T-Bag: Yes and you're still boring.
Gunther Kashbag: Off with you, you English rats, off with you.
Claude deTerre: You will never deter deTerre, never!
T-Shirt: Sir, we offered you the hand of friendship, and you spat upon it. May your water bags evaporate.
T-Bag: Here, here, Sir P. We shall unearth the tomb for ourselves, in the name of the Queen.
Claude deTerre: The President.
T-Bag: The Queen.
Claude deTerre: The President.
T-Bag: The Queen.
Claude deTerre: The President.
T-Bag: The Queen.
Claude deTerre: La President.
T-Bag: The Queen.
Claude deTerre: La President. Barber my friend, you have earnt your keep today.

Added: 04/04/2014

A long night

T-Bag: Oh that big mouth, stuck-up, thimble twit.
Tow-Ling: No luck then?
T-Shirt: It looks as if two other blokes are gonna get to the birthday surprise first.
T-Bag: Over your dead body.
T-Shirt: So what's the plan then?
T-Bag: Have no fear shipmate, I'll think of something, even if it takes me all night.
T-Shirt: We better get the sleeping bags out, we're in for a long night.

Added: 04/04/2015

I want my Mummy

T-Bag: Oh, I'm beginning to think this whole dire expedition is a complete waste a time.
T-Shirt: It's amazing isn't it, the things they knew then that we don't know now.
T-Bag: I know one thing, I want out of this place, it gives me the willies.
Tow-Ling: Your Majesty, your Majesty.
T-Bag: What?
Tow-Ling: Look. I think it's your birthday surprise.
T-Shirt: It's your birthday surprise.
T-Bag: Oooooohhhh-ooohh-ooohhhh.
T-Shirt: This is like that bit in Raiders of the Lost Ark, when they open up the ark and all those ghouls and flames come pouring out and burn holes in people.
T-Bag: Ooh, just sounds like my kinda thing. Oh, come on, come on, open it, open it. Tell me, tell me what's inside? What's my birthday surprise?
Tow-Ling: Another golden envelope! Yep a new set of co-ordinates.
T-Bag: Ohhhh, I want my Mummy. I want my Mummy.
T-Shirt: Oh don't worry Tabs, we'll get it one day.

Added: 04/04/2016

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  • The Mummy sarcophagus seen inside the tomb is the same prop used in the Thames Television series C.A.B.
  • John Savident appeared in Mike & Angelo which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. John Savident appeared in the episodes 'Robot Rita' (#5.2, 14/01/1993), 'Fly On The Wall' (#5.7, 18/02/1993) and 'Model Child' (#6.4, 15/03/1994) as Howard Fogle.
  • Norman Beardsley, who plays the mummy, makes this the first and only non-speaking part for an actor who is credited on the episode credits. Norman Beardsley is also credited for T- Bag's Christmas Turkey at the Fremantle Archives.
  • There is another Kit Bag mentioned in The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag book, who is T-Bag's sporty cousin.

  • John Savident, who plays Claude deTerre, appears in two episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag. This is his second of his two appearances. John Savident again plays the character of a Frenchman.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
  • T-Bag and T-Shirt pretend to be the explorers Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt who appeared in the previous series, T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma.
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 1: In The Footsteps Of Kit Bag)
    (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)
  • This story is set in Egypt, T-Bag and T-Shirt go into an ancient egyptian tomb, they also do this in Turn on to T-Bag.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 5: Pyramids)
  • T-Bag wears her pink and white striped pyjamas during this episode, this is seen in other episodes.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Turkey)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 4: Gone Fishing)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 9: The Red Shoes)