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tea, anyone?

Okay, this is entertaining, if you were a childhood fan of T-Bag (see last post and its comments) but fucking hell, that site is almost scarily detailed. I am also amazed, considering I hadn't even thought of this programme in over a decade, that its appallingly cheesey theme tune would be so familiar.

And really, when you think of the telly we watched as children, it's a wonder we aren't all odder than we are. Take this, from a series summary:

T-Bag and T-Shirt have now gained possession of a large, flying cup and saucer which hovers in space above the Earth.

I mean, really!


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Dec. 4th, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)
The basic storyline in each series was that a power-crazed witch (T-Bag) had taken up residence inside some object in a junk shop belonging to a boy (Thomas) and his Grandad. She would oust whoever else was living in the object and create a T-Room for herself. T-Bag would then make her presence known by kidnapping Thomas (who was thenceforth known as T-Shirt) and forcing him to be her servant (or T-Caddy) to keep her magical powers strong by making endless cups of tea from the leaves of her evil T-Plant.

Into the picture comes a sweet, innocent young girl who then happens across the object in the shop and meets the character that has been usurped by T-Bag. Invariably, that character knows how to banish T-Bag (always involving a number of mystical artefacts that T Bag has stolen and scattered about the place so as to avoid banishment). The young girl then has to go and collect them all back up again and restore them to their rightful place.

Ah! That's so good to know! On the rare occasions that I think about this, it has always bothered me that I had no idea what was going on.
Dec. 5th, 2003 01:37 am (UTC)
Yes, me too! And even after reading all this, I have no memories of the junk shop and the ousting people business. All I remember is the girl looking for numbers and letters and things, and T-Shirt helping her. Oh, and T-Bag herself being pretty cool.
Dec. 4th, 2003 04:08 pm (UTC)
I'm scared

I'd forgotten all about that programme. Which, after looking at those sites, I'm thinking was a good thing.

But I knew I'd seen that Blackstock woman before, and I knew there was a reason I didn't trust her...

Not that I watch Emmerdale. My brother does though. Honest.
Dec. 5th, 2003 04:06 am (UTC)
Oh! I adored this programme as a child. And I used to try to explain what it was to my friends in secondary school and college whenever we did the 'talking about telly' thing. And very few of them remembered. Thank you!
Dec. 10th, 2003 06:18 am (UTC)
The funny thing is that having not, up until now, met anyone who remembered T-Bag, I went looking for it online about a year ago and could only find small summaries in sites on children's tv in general. And now this. Weird, don't know how I didn't find it before. My googling skills clearly need honing.

It's funny, I don't remember finding the programme weird at the time. The writers were clearly enjoying some very special "tea" of their own.
Dec. 10th, 2003 06:25 am (UTC)
The writers were clearly enjoying some very special "tea" of their own.

Bwahahaha! I'm afraid you're right. I mean, look at those series summaries...
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