Having read the interview with Grant Cathro, only just discovered that Elizabeth Estensen and T.Bag were featured in the CITV birthday bash, and with the twentieth anniversary of the show here, I suggest that now would be a great time to revive T.Bag ... or is that just a completely mad idea, never gonna happen?! Well they did it with The Tomorrow People, an equally popular Thames TV show, about ten years ago. Of course it would have to be much more technically sophisticated for the 21st century generation and that might change what was good about it in the first place - killer performances, intricate plots and top-notch dialogue over little money and cardboard sets ... and maybe that was the magic of the series ... who can say? Maybe the new Doctor Who's just gone to my head! What does everybody else think?
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2005 14:17:29 GMT by raggedbone
I doubt we'd ever get a new series of T-Bag, it's nice to think we might though.
The problem with bringing an old series back to a new audience is that it may alienate the old audience - and much of T-Bag's charm was the wobbly sets, I doubt T-Bag would suit 21st Century computer graphics as this would detract from the essence of T-Bag - The oozing charm, charisma and character.
I'm sure the new Doctor Who has upset many fans but I found it quite fun to watch, but having seen only a few episodes of the Doctor back in the 80's (Sylvester McCoy mainly) I must be part of the new audience with little or no recollection. I only started watching it to see how the Doctor would transform in Christopher Eccleston - I felt a bit cheated on that score.
It would be nice to see the old charcters back with a modern twist just to see what has happened since.
I'm not overly optimistic about the prospect myself, but where there's a will ... there's a benficiary, as Sylvester McCoy once said! If it did ever return to our screens, it would be aimed at a younger audience and would have to go the way of Doctor Who. Mind you, the original series always catered for a mixed audience, and if Lee Pressman or Grant Cathro ever felt like putting pen to paper again... Back in the 80s it was huge. I remember that T.Bag was always placed very high in the Childrens' TV Chart - usually just below Blue Peter and Grange Hill - and this was at least up until Pearls of Wisdom. If ever a series was worth reviving, surely it's T.Bag. OK, it's a bit of a long shot, but at least worth a think...
That show was made a few years ago if I remember rightly and no indication of the popularity of the show. 80s kids shows are only just coming into the cult forum, hence most of the shows on that coming from the 60s/70s eras. Also, unlike those shows included, such as Press Gang, Danger Mouse, Chronicles of Narnia, etc, T.Bag has never had a DVD/video release since it finished and has not been seen on British screens since 1993. Given a little more exposure, I'm sure it would come back to people in a flash! It did incredibley well in the ratings back in the late '80s.
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2005 20:26:55 GMT by raggedbone