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T.Bag's Christmas Carol (1989)

T. Bag turns Sally into a homeless street urchin and then decides to ruin everybody else's Christmas as well. But kindly Emily Scrumptious takes Sally in, giving her tenant Giles Pickens inspiration to write his Christmas story.

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Leon Thau
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Estensen Elizabeth Estensen ... T. Bag
John Hasler John Hasler ... T. Shirt
Kellie Bright ... Sally
Gillian Martell Gillian Martell ... Emily Scrumptious
John Clive John Clive ... Giles Pickens
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T. Bag turns Sally into a homeless street urchin and then decides to ruin everybody else's Christmas as well. But kindly Emily Scrumptious takes Sally in, giving her tenant Giles Pickens inspiration to write his Christmas story.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1989 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Sally Simpkins: Merry Christmas, T-Bag. Wherever you are.
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Followed by T.Bag and the Rings of Olympus (1991) See more »

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Summer with Marty
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An improvement on "Cracker"
22 December 2017 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

In some chilly Arctic lair, T-Bag convinces her long-suffering surrogate son T-Shirt to help torment poor Sally Simpkins. Hang on...didn't T-Bag destroy herself at the end of Revenge of the T-Set? How is she alive again? What sort of sorcery is this?

Sally is drawn into a dream-like state where is whisked away to Victorian London (well, there's a surprise) and left in rags to freeze on the street much to the wicked amusement of T-Bag. The plot pretty much revolves around her attempts to keep her alone and miserable despite being surrounded by kinder, oddball characters, including a Dickens clone looking for inspiration.

Without a greater story arc this Xmas Special once again feels rather weak, but it feels livelier than "Cracker" and Estensen is funny, as always. However, the end of this episode does not properly align with Revenge of the T-Set or Pearls of Wisdom, which came after it.


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