Hi. My name is Dan and I'm from Australia. I am 19 years old and I was a huge fan of the T-Bag series when I was a kid. To be honest, I didn't see every series and all I remember is 'The Pearls Of Wisdom' (vaguely), 'The Sunstones of Montezuma' and 'Take Off With T-Bag'.
Anyway, it's great to see this thing live on. Like I said, I'm 19 now, but I still feel attached to this show because I watched it when I was growing up and it was my favourite show as a kid.
Thanks for the warm welcome. Don't worry, I made sure that petition had my name on it! To be honest I don't think much of online petitions and I can't really see them going anywhere but I really do hope T-Bag gets released on DVD. I think the show has a large fan base but it might not be big enough to get DVDs released. I have asked people online in the past if they remember this show and I have no luck finding anyone who remembers it in the slightest until now. I only ever saw Georgina Hale as T-Bag but just because I never saw the original series doesn't mean I wouldn't buy it. In fact, that gives me even more reason to buy it because then I can finally see it. I would definitely like to see 'Sunstones' and 'Take Off' again but ultimately I would love to have every episode of T-Bag ever made on DVD. So if this proposed DVD series was to be released I would be a definite buyer for sure.
I think the problem with T.Bag is that eighties kids TV has only just begun to appear on the cult market - us twenty-somethings who were watching back then are still eclipsed by elder generations who advocate some fairly good stuff from the sixties and seventies, whilst dismissing a lot that came after. When Jamie posted on the Roobarb DVD forum - a haunt of many older cult TV fans - there was a slightly negative response and the thread was hijacked by a load of Grange Hill fans! However, in many other forums (where users appear to me much younger!), the series often receives a much warmer response. Certainly people I know who watched at the time, remember it and often say they loved it.
As to the petition, everything helps, and I believe - though someone correct me on this if I'm wrong - when Fremantle were approached about the possibility of a release, they said they'd need to see proof that there were at least 2,000 potential customers. As it's very close to this mark, the petition could be that proof. Certainly, the number of people I've spoken to over the last couple of years has proven to me there is a demand out there to see the series again - and just look at the price episodes now fetch on e-bay!
If you get the chance, do have a look at some of the earlier episodes with Elizabeth Estensen - although quite different in tone, I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!