Take Off With T. Bag Episode 8: Bin Bag

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Episode 8Bin Bag
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UK Air Date03/11/1992, 4.15pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright Year1992
VTR Dateunknown
Fremantle Archive Ref56887 (series ref)
Consecutive Episode Number92
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Tow-Ling ShirtBea Julakasiun
Bin BagGilly Coman

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

The co-ordinates stop the saucer in the middle of deep space where Tow-Ling finds a little creature that only eats metal objects, Tow-Ling calls the creature Nibbles. When the saucer is swallowed by a much larger ship Tow-Ling gets caught by the commander of the ship, Bin Bag. Nibbles rescues him but runs off so Bin Bag with T-Bag, T-Shirt and Tow-Ling must catch it before it eats the whole ship!
The High-T Website synopsis


Space Men


Series 103

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A parking meteor

Tow-Ling: Something tells me weíre not in Kansas anymore Nibbles.
T-Bag: Oh great, great, you canít park in space for five minutes without getting your spaceship towed away.
T-Shirt: Perhaps we should have left it on a parking meteor.

Series 103

T. Shirt: Hey, look at this, 5th of March 2086, I must just see the telly page. I thought so, Tuesday five past four, T. Bag and the Revenge of the golden cupcakes from planet Zog, series 103 of this long running popular children's comedy.
T. Bag: Give me that
T. Shirt: Trash Zapper?
T. Bag: Yes and if your head was big enough to fit into the trash zapper, I'd have that zapped into space too.

Snivelling little snotty faced stowaway

Bin Bag: Snivelling little snotty faced stowaway, that's all I need.
Tow-Ling: No, you've got it all wrong, I'm not a stowaway.
Bin Bag: Can it will you? You can sweat it out in here 'til we get to Zanussi.
Tow-Ling: Look, all I need to do is to borrow your ship's computer to check out some co-ordinates.
Bin Bag: Huh, what is it with you gimpoid? You've been in a time warp for the last fifty years or what?
Tow-Ling: I don't understand.

Added: 06/06/2015

Keep the volume down Shirtface

T-Shirt: We should have taken the corridor back there. We're going completely the wrong way.
T-Bag: Ohhh, keep the volume down Shirtface, I know exactly where I'm going. Oh.

Added: 04/04/2017

The great virus of 33

Bin Bag: Computerís huh, all the computers were wiped out in the great virus of 33.
Tow-Ling: No computers, I canít believe it!
Bin Bag: Believe it buddy.
Tow-Ling: It canít be.
Bin Bag: You really are out of it, arenít you?
Tow-Ling: But how can you get by without word processors and calculators and stuff?
Bin Bag: Paper and pen old palski, paper and pen.
Tow-Ling: So that explains the boxes of paper clips, that are needed for all the extra paperwork.
Bin Bag: Give that boy a Berusian purple coconut.
Tow-Ling: And donít tell me, this is a salvage vessel collecting up old space junk and recycling it into paperclips.
Bin Bag: You hit the nail right on the head boy chick, go to the top of the universe.

Added: 04/04/2015

Tiny Questionette

T-Shirt: Just around this next corner, and see, told you, weíre back.
T-Bag: Just one incy-wincy tiny questionette to put to you.
T-Shirt: Fire away.
T-Bag: Whereís my flipping flaming flying saucer?
T-Shirt: Ah, itís gone!

It's a blurt!

T-Bag: Hold it right there you hooligan.
Bin Bag: What the?!
T-Bag: One scratch on our lovely flying saucer and it's your no-claims bonus up the spout matey.
Bin Bag: What is this? Inter-planetary stow-a-way day or what? Where on Tharg-minor did you two spring from?
T-Shirt: That's our spaceship and we want it back.
Bin Bag: Dream on Nudnik, any metallic debris abandoned in sector 349 immediately becomes the sole property of the Federation Star Trek division. And I have a license to prove it.
T-Bag: And I have a fist to prove you're talking out of your ejector seat.
Bin Bag: Okay lazer lips you're coming with me.
T-Bag: Oh back off you scrap sap.
T-Shirt: Ladies, ladies, please.
Bin Bag: Flipping great nazuggs, it's a blurt!
T-Shirt: Nibbles.
T-Bag: Oh, as I was saying, as I was saying.
(Bin-Bag chases after Nibbles and T-Bag and T-Shirt follow her to continue their conversation)
T-Bag: Oi, are you listening to me?
Bin Bag: Did you see it?
T-Bag: What?
Bin Bag: Did you see it?
T-Shirt: You mean nibbles?
Bin Bag: I mean, the Cambodian Quazzuck. Only the most malevolent little parasite in the whole steaming galaxy.
T-Shirt: What that thing? Nah.
Bin Bag: Listen up, that metal munching monster is going to work it's way round this ship nibbling on every nut, bolting down every bracket and gorging itself on every girder, steel-door and copper-plated pipe.
T-Bag: Oh fascinating I'm sure but listen...
Bin Bag: You don't seem to be tuning into my wavelength popsicle. When that lead-loving leach has finished off the cargo, it's going to start on the bulkhead, it has to bite it's way through the outer wall of the ship and we're all going to be blown into the outer limits, next stop Infinity City. I just don't get it, what suicidal spongehead would bring a creature like that onboard?
Tow-Ling: Hi everyone, anybody here seen Nibbles?

Added: 04/04/2013

"Anyone For Coffee?"
You can spot the painted-out coffee table in the shot of Bin Bag's spaceship, this happens just after the flying saucer has been swallowed up. Tow Ling goes out of the saucer door, and T-Bag and T-Shirt fight to get out after him. It then cuts to a slow panning shot of Bin Bag's ship and here you can see the table. It's not that easy to spot, but you can certainly see it.

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  • Behind the scenes footage of this episode was filmed by Lee Pressman and is available to watch as an extra on the reunion DVD documentary released by Fantom Films in September 2007.
  • Gilly Coman, who played Bin Bag, sadly passed away on 13th July 2010, aged 50.
  • Bin Bag refers to the 'Federation Star Trek Division' claiming ownership of metal debris, a reference to the sci-fi show 'Star Trek'.

  • This is the second episode to have only one guest star in an episode (not including Wonders in Letterland), this happens before in the previous series, T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma. This was to compensate for the cost of the extra guest actor used in episode six of this series.
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 5: Hippies)