C.A.B Trivia: Mummy Spotting

Welcome to the C.A.B Trivia 'Mummy Spotting' page.

The Mummy sarcophagus prop was hired from the company Trading post who hire out props to film and television studios. Below are a couple of pictures of the Mummy prop.



The Mummy sarcophagus

Mummy reappearences

This lists known appearances of the Mummy sarcophagus used from the first and second series of C.A.B in numerous programmes since C.A.B first broadcast back in the 1980's.

If you see the Mummy sarcophagus in any TV programmes let me know and I'll add details here. Where will the Mummy turn up next?

From Turn On To T-Bag From Turn On To T-Bag From Turn On To T-Bag
Mummy appears in 'Turn On To T-Bag'

In episode five (Pyramids) of Turn On To T-Bag (aired in 1988), inside the pyramid the Mummy Sarcophagus can be seen on the right hand side of the screen. See image right for a shot of the Mummy in T-Bag. Both T-Bag and C.A.B were produced by Thames Television so the prop must have been re-used. The Mummy would reappear in the last series of T-Bag...


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Mummy appears in 'Take Off With T. Bag'

In episode four of Take Off With T. Bag (aired in 1992), inside the pyramid there are many egyptian statues and artifacts and there is also the Mummy Sarcophagus seen in C.A.B inside the Wooden Kamel shop. See image right for a shot of the Mummy in T-Bag. Both T-Bag and C.A.B were produced by Thames Television so the prop must have been re-used.

To find out more about T-Bag please visit The High-T Website.

The Magical Mummy
From Jonathan Creek From Jonathan Creek

The Mummy Sarcophagus appears during the first episode (The Wrestler's Tomb) of the BBC series Jonathan Creek which aired on 10th May 1997. The mummy appears in a scene towards the end of the episode featuring a conjuring trick where Francesca Boutron (played by Saskia Mulder) is hypnotised, wrapped in bandages and in lead inside the Sarcophagus which is full of spikes by Adam Klaus (played by Anthony Head). When opened both characters have traded places - as if by magic! Where else will the Mummy turn up next?

To find out more about Jonathan Creek, please visit the The Jonathan Creek Website

From New Tricks From New Tricks From New Tricks
The Mummy Returns

In episode four from series six of the BBC series New Tricks (aired on 6th August 2009), the Mummy Sarcophagus can be seen in the background of the special effects studio at Pinewood Studios. Pinewood Studios is part of the Pinewood Group alongside Teddington Studios where C.A.B was filmed. See images right for stills of the episode, click on the images for the full size image. It's amazing that the prop is still being re-used all these years later!

To find out more about New Tricks, please visit the BBC New Tricks Website.

More Mummy Links

Other features about the Mummy Sarcophagus prop can be found via the links below:

The T-Room - The Ubiquitous Mummy Case
Trading post hire - Ancient Egyptian (page 2) (image 050 & 051)