I've seen a few of the same names on the final credits of The Tomorrow People - both original and new - and T.Bag. Leon Thau who directed the first six series, directed 'One Law' (1976) and 'Hitler's Last Secret' (1978). Designer John Plant, working on Series 1-7, was the production designer on 'War of the Empires' (1979). Production Assistant Barbara Mitchell from 'Turn on to T.Bag' and senior camerman Albert Almond also did a couple of episodes. And, of course, Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro took over writing duties from creator Roger Price on Series 2 & 3 of the 90s version.
On the cast side, 70s pop pin-up Mike Holloway who played Tomorrow Person Mike Bell from 1976 to 79, appeared a decade later as Ricky Romero in Episode 6 of Revenge of the T.Set. Making his debut in 'One Law', he shared the screen with John Hollis and Norman Mitchell as crooks Two-Tone and Slow who made two appearances each in T.Bag over the years. In the same story, playing Mike Bell's (silent) sister was a little girl called Debbie Thau (I wonder how she got the job!)
Denise Coffey, Kerry Shale, Anthony O'Donnel and Lee Pressman (!) all made appearances in the revival.
Last Edit: May 21, 2005 18:27:53 GMT by raggedbone
He he -- I'm both a huge fan of 'The Tomorrow People' and 'T.Bag', and I'm afraid I'm one of those sad people who likes to look at the names of the people behind the show at the end ... something which now seems impossible with television's insistence on burying credits, in order to broadcast trailers for what's on immediately after!! I would say that -- I'm one of the 'old school'.
I have seen the list of your uncle's designs and I, for one, would love to see them, as I know a few others would round these parts -- I've seen a couple of John Plant's sketches which Jennie Stallwood hung on to, on The High-T Website and they are wonderful parts of the shows history. Not meaning to gush, but John Plant's design work on 'T.Bag' is part of the show's identity, as much as the writing of Pressman and Cathro, and the direction of Leon Thau. OK so I never for one moment believed that the show was filmed out of studio (even when I started watching, aged six), but that was part of it's charm; and John Plant's colourful, beautifully painted sets fitted in perfectly with the crazy fantasy world that the 'T.Bag' series created. Your posting on the Forum is much appreciated by myself, as I'm sure it is by many others.
You might want to contact Jamie Hall who runs this Forum as well as The High-T Website -- you can contact him via the Forum or via his e-mail address -- I'm pretty sure there's a link on this site or over at High-T.
As for 'The Tomorrow People', it would also be brilliant to see his sketches for 'War of the Empires' which was the very final installment. You might want to get in touch with Jackie Clarke who runs the premiere site to 'The Tomorrow People' on the internet -- especially as this year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the show and Jackie is organising a massive event in London. You can find her scrapbook here: