As you may or may not know there is currently a T-Bag reunion DVD in planning for release later on in the year (If you've read the Lee Pressman interview on the High-T Website there was a mention of it).
Anyway I thought I'd point everyone in the direction of some more details and images here: Fantomfilms - T-Bag Reunion DVD page, there is even a short clip featuring Elizabeth Estensen (Tallulah Bag), Jennie Stallwood (Debbie) and Kellie Bright (Sally Simpkins)!
Brilliant news!! The preview clips are very good - very weird, but good to see Jennie Stallwood twenty years on and Elizabeth Estensen's impression of Leon Thau gave me a chuckle!! In the absence of the series making it to DVD, this interview disc looks like being a marvellous piece of T.Bag nostalgia and I can't wait to snap it up. Fantom Films are a marvellous little company who have produced some top quality cult-interest pieces (I'm a fan of 'The Tomorrow People' as well, so I can't help but sing their praises!!) Kudos to them, and messrs Pressman and Cathro for making this happen - roll on August!!
I've received this press release from Dexter at Fantom Films regarding the reunion DVD. Read the press release below for more information:
T-BAG REUNION DVD THE GREAT T.BAG TEA PARTY! Interviews with the Creators, Cast and Crew of the classic children's series 'T-Bag'!
RELEASED September 2007 SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE of £12.99 at www.fantomfilms.co.uk includes postage and packing RRP: £14.99 on release
Once described by the Guardian as '...time travel drama somewhere between Doctor Who and Blackadder', it is easy to see why T-Bag defined a whole generation of children's television. The series ran for ninety episodes and four Christmas specials between 1985 and 1994. The show received critical acclaim from critics and viewers alike; between five and six million viewers tuned in each week to witness the weird and wonderful adventures of T.Bag and her sidekick, T-Shirt! "With interest in T.Bag so fervent..." explains series writer and DVD producer Lee Pressman, "it seemed the time was right to track down the cast and crew and organise a reunion - The Great T.Bag Tea Party - recorded for your entertainment and delight!"
Featuring interviews with cast members Liz Estensen, Georgina Hale (T-Bag), Kellie Bright (Sally Simpkins), John Hasler (T-Shirt), Jennie Stallwood (Deborah), Jim Norton (The Gardner), Murray Melvin and Matt Zimmerman. With contributions from directors Glyn Edwards and Neville Green, composer Terry Trower, writers Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro with costume designer Ray Childe.
With the aid of behind the scenes photographs and video footage, original props and costumes, we take a look back at what made this series so successful.
For a limited time only you can pre-order this DVD for £12.99, saving £2!
EXTRAS: - BEHIND THE SCENES footage from the final series of ‘T.BAG’. - A FAN’S PERSPECTIVE An Interview with Jeremy Vines. -Three short interviews with ELIZABETH ESTENSEN, JIM NORTON and MATT ZIMMERMAN as they discuss their careers away from ‘T.BAG’. - Two audio only group interviews; one with GEORGINA HALE, KELLIE BRIGHT and JOHN HASLER and the other with ELIZABETH ESTENSEN, KELLIE BRIGHT and JOHN HASLER. - PDFs including a short EPISODE GUIDE, CAST BIOGRAPHIES and REUNION PHOTO GALLERY.
T.BAG at this year’s CULT TV WEEKENDER: Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro will be attending ‘Cult TV’ convention on 19-22 October 2007 at the Heythrop Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. For more information visit www.cult.tv
Just to let everyone know the Fantom Films T-Bag DVD page has been updated and there are now a few pdf downloads to check out, these include a behind the scenes photo gallery, a T-Bag episode guide and biographies for Elizabeth Estensen, John Hasler and Georgina Hale.
Check them out at the Fantom Films T-Bag Reunion DVD page, if you've not yet pre-ordered a copy do it now at the special price of £12.99 before it's release in early September.
I've not yet got my DVD either but don't panic as Dexter (from FantomFilms) has recently e-mailed me regarding the release.
The DVDs are in the process of being manufactured and will hopefully be ready to post out to everyone the weekend of the 15th/16th September so we should get them early the following week (17th September onwards).
All we've got to do is wait... but in the meantime if anyone has not yet pre-order it you've still got a little while to pre-order the DVD at the reduced price of £12.99 so what are you waiting for...
Just posting to say I got the DVD this morning and it has been a really good watch so far -- not tackled any of the special features so far, but the main documentary is awesome!! Thanks and kudos to all those who put it together and for making at least this T.Bag fan a happy man ;-) Here's hoping for a full DVD release of the show now ...
I've got my DVD today - had to wait until after work to have a look, I've only watched the start so far and had a look at a bit of the bonus features (the behind the scenes footage and the photo gallery - there is a group photo with me, I've been immortalised on DVD for eternity - more or less).
I think I'll go watch a bit more now (I don't want to watch it all in one go), I love how it starts and the photographs you see during the interviews in just great.
This is another T-Bag fan that is extremely overjoyed and excited ;D, all we need now is an official release. I'd urge everyone to go get a copy - this is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (You can tell I'm exicited with all these exclamation marks I'm using!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)