Wonders In Letterland Episode 4: Debbie In The Land Of I

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UK Air Date25/04/1985, 4.20pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright YearMCMLXXXV (1985)
VTR Date01/02/1985
Fremantle Archive Ref31215
Consecutive Episode Number4
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tallulah Bag)Elizabeth Estensen
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
DebbieJennie Stallwood
Indiana InkspotJim Norton

CastingSonia Higgins
Make UpGillian Wakeford
Costume DesignerRaymond Childe
Graphic DesignerAlex Forbes
Stage ManagerBobby Webber
Production AssistantPat Lees
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro
DesignerJohn Plant
Executive ProducerMarjorie Sigley
ProducersCharles Warren
Leon Thau
DirectorLeon Thau

In the Land Of I Debbie meets Indiana Inkspot, he is looking for the treasure of the Inkers. Debbie and Indiana team up to find the treasure and the golden I.
The High-T Website synopsis

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The golden treasure of the Inka's

(A branch snaps as an explorer accosts Debbie in the Land of I).
Indiana Inkspot: Quiet kid, quiet.
Debbie: Er, who are you?
Indiana Inkspot: It's immaterial who I am, more to the point, who are you?
Debbie: I'm Debbie and I'm here to find...
Indiana Inkspot: Quiet kid, do you want to broadcast to everybody that we're here?
Debbie: I don't see anybody.
Indiana Inkspot: You may not see anybody kid but believe you me there are eyes everywhere.
Debbie: You still haven't told me your name.
Indiana Inkspot: Inkspot, Indiana Inkspot. I'm sure you've heard of the name before.
Debbie: Er, no.
Indiana Inkspot: What do you mean no, I'm Indiana Inkspot. Look there's my ID, you see. The indestructible, intrepid, invincible, infallible, incomparable, ha ha you know, Indiana Inkspot.
Debbie: Pleased to meet you.
Indiana Inkspot: Likewise.
Debbie: Well what are you doing here?
Indiana Inkspot: More to the point, what are you doing here?
Debbie: I'm searching for missing letters.
Indiana Inkspot: Aha, what does he, er, look like, this guy, letters?
Debbie: Oh.
Indiana Inkspot: Is he a relation of yours?
Debbie: Letters isn't a person, letters are oh, ooh, that shape there, that's the shape of the golden I.
Indiana Inkspot: A-huh, yeah.
Debbie: It is.
Indiana Inkspot: Sure.
Debbie: No-one in this game seems to be able to read. T-Bag's certainly made sure of that.
Indiana Inkspot: Listen, what is this, er, read.
Debbie: Oh it's too difficult to explain but I'm sure that I'm on the right track of finding the missing letters and open that chest.
Indiana Inkspot: Look, let me get this straight. You're looking for a great big stone shape like that?
Debbie: Oh no, the one I'm looking for is much smaller and it's golden.
Indiana Inkspot: Golden. I thought so. I knew there was no coincidence that you turned up here so you're after it too.
Debbie: What?
Indiana Inkspot: Don't try to fool me kid.
Debbie: Fool?
Indiana Inkspot: You're after what I'm after. What else would you be doing in a place like this?
Debbie: What are you after?
Indiana Inkspot: The golden treasure of the Inka's.
Debbie: Never heard of it.
Indiana Inkspot: You never heard of it, listen to me, the ancient story tells of the great golden Ink Wells, Ink Pens and Ink Stands, all of those have been found. Only the golden Ink Stamp remains lost. The golden Ink Stamp of the Inka's and it's mine, when I find it I tell ya, all mine.
Debbie: I'm not interested in any old Ink Stamp. I told you, I'm searching for the golden I.
Indiana Inkspot: Golden I, huh, that's a new one on me. Listen, if you ain't after what I'm after why don't you and I team up?
Debbie: Good idea.
Indiana Inkspot: Uh-ha, inseparable to the end.

Added: 04/04/2019

A devoted member of the T. Set

(T-Shirt is busy ironing).
T-Bag: T-Shirt.
T-Shirt: Yes your Majesty.
T-Bag: Haven't you finished yet?
T-Shirt: Nearly your Majesty. I do all the housework, sick of it I am.
T-Bag: What was that?
T-Shirt: Nothing your Majesty.
T-Bag: T-Shirt.
T-Shirt: Well I was just thinking, why don't you get all the housework done my magic?
T-Bag: It's not your place to think, leave all the thinking to me and I've certainly had plenty of that to do since that wretched girl arrived here.
T-Shirt: Well why don't you let her have just what she wants?
T-Bag: What is the matter with you? Have you gone soft in the head?
T-Shirt: (He checks) No.
T-Bag: You just better learn to be on your worst behaviour especially when she's around, do I make myself clear?
T-Shirt: Quite clear your Majesty.
T-Bag: How many tealeaves did you put in the washing water?
T-Shirt: Ten.
T-Bag: Ten, wonderful, a good strong brew then, T-riffic. Now anyone that wears one of my specially treated T's will be as you are T-Shirt, a devoted member of the T. Set. They will be T-totalers, every time will be tea-time and they will all serve me, The T-Lady. Ah, oh. Now let's have a look at the state of the game. Ooooooh, treacle tarts and teacakes.
T-Shirt: What? What is it?
T-Bag: The girl has reached the Land of I.
T-Shirt: What already, cor she's really doing well isn't she? Oh sorry your Majesty.
T-Bag: I see she's already made the acquaintance of that irksome, irritating, insolent, idiot Indiana Inkspot. I'll have to nip that in the bud.

Added: 04/04/2015

We'll go incognito

T-Bag: We'd better get down there. Have you finished the ironing?
T-Shirt: Of course your Majesty.
T-Bag: Excellent. And now, a little disguise I feel. We'll go incognito.
T-Shirt: I'll go in anything you like.
T-Bag: A disguise (they transform into explorers) Now let me see. A scarf with my magic T on it should do the trick, I think.
T-Shirt: Do I have to wear these?
T-Bag: Let's go.

Added: 04/04/2016

A bad egg

Indiana Inkspot: All these shapes and squiggles, could be a clue. Hey little lady.
T-Bag: You called?
Indiana Inkspot: Hey, you ain’t Debbie.
T-Bag: Quite right, we’re Debbie’s friends.
T-Shirt: Are we?
T-Bag: Friends and colleagues, that is, all close knit members of the same archaeological expedition, how do you do?
Indiana Inkspot: She never mentioned you to me.
T-Bag: Isn’t that just typical of her professor?
T-Shirt: Eh?
T-Bag: I mean she’s a perfectly nice girl, don’t get me wrong, but she rather likes to steal the limelight for herself, isn’t that so professor?
T-Shirt: Oh, quite right, yeah, she does yeah.
Indiana Inkspot: She does, eh?
T-Bag: I wouldn’t trust her an inch myself.
T-Shirt: Not even half an inch.
T-Bag: Sometimes I almost think that once she’s found the treasure, she’ll simply drop us all like hot potatoes.
Indiana Inkspot: Oh, gee, that’s terrible, I mean she seems such a, such a nice kid. Are you sure you’ve got your facts straight?
T-Bag: My dear fellow, my facts are always straight. She’s a bad egg.
T-Shirt: Yeah, a bad eggs-plorer!
T-Bag: Thank you professor.

Added: 08/11/2010

"Eye on the Plank"
In the cave when T-Bag makes the planks disappear stranding Indiana on the island is an error caused by the 'magic' effect. Just before the planks vanish Indiana is facing to his left but when the planks vanish he is looking to his right where the planks would have been.

For more mistakes from other episodes, please see the Nitpicker's Guide

  • This is the first episode in which T-Bag mentions the T-Set.

  • The character of Indiana Inkspot is based on the titular character from the films of Indiana Jones, during T-Bag Bounces Back and episode title is a reference to the 1984 film 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 5: Bobby Jobsworth and The Temple Of Doom)
  • T-Bag's explorer's hat can be seen in the curiosity shop hanging from one of the shelves in the background.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 1: Arrival In Letterland)
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 10: Back To Square One)
  • T-Shirt is seen doing ironing in the T-Room, in this episode he is ironing one of his T-Shirts. T-Shirt is seen ironing in another episode.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 9: Play It Again, Sal)