Teletubbies (1997-2017)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1997-03-31

Runtime: 25 minutes

Genre(s): Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Language(s): English

Description

Teletubbies is a British BBC children's television series targeted at pre-school viewers and produced from 31 March 1997 to 5 January 2001 by Ragdoll Productions. It was created by Ragdoll's creative director Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes. The programme's original narrator was Tim Whitnall. Teletubbies was also aired internationally in the United States on the Public Broadcasting Service public television on 6 April 1998 and aired until 19 June 2005. It would continue to air reruns until 29 August 2008, when it was pulled from the schedule along with Mister Rogers Neighborhood and Boohbah. In 2002, production was cancelled and it was announced that no new episodes would be produced, with the last episode being aired on 5 January 2001. However, a total of 365 episodes had been produced – enough for a full year. Teletubbies, particularly notable for its high production values, rapidly became a critical and commercial success in Britain and abroad and won a BAFTA in 1998. Teletubbies Everywhere was awarded "Best Pre-school Live Action Series" at the 2002 Children's BAFTA Awards. Although the programme is aimed at children between the ages of one and four, it had a substantial cult following with older generations, mainly university and college students. The mixture of bright colours, unusual designs, repetitive non-verbal dialogue, ritualistic format, and the occasional forays into physical comedy appealed to many who perceived the programme as having psychedelic qualities. Teletubbies was controversial for this reason. Other critics felt the show was insufficiently educational.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 486
Season 1 40
Season 2 20
Season 3 40
Season 4 30
Season 5 40
Season 6 20
Season 7 40
Season 8 20
Season 9 10
Season 10 40
S10E01
Brennan's Moonwalk
S10E02
Crawling
S10E03
Shrimps in the Sand
S10E04
Cuddles Poor Paw
S10E05
Handshapes - Turkey
S10E06
Clay
S10E07
Carousel
S10E08
Ladybird
S10E09
Yoga
S10E10
Welly Walk
S10E11
Circles
S10E12
Seahorses
S10E13
Shoeshine
S10E14
Tram
S10E15
Apple Pie
S10E16
Spray Paint Mural
S10E17
Skipping
S10E18
Moon
S10E19
Fox Cubs
S10E20
Pavement Artist
S10E21
Stick Insect
Unknown
S10E22
Colours - Brown
Unknown
S10E23
Catching Leaves
Unknown
S10E24
Making a Den
Unknown
S10E25
Torches
Unknown
S10E26
Maori Singing
Unknown
S10E27
Pumpkin
Unknown
S10E28
Badgers
Unknown
S10E29
Hide and Seek
Unknown
S10E30
Getting Up in the Morning
Unknown
S10E31
Game Drive
Unknown
S10E32
Colours - Red
Unknown
S10E33
Going Up and Going Down
Unknown
S10E34
Making Music
Unknown
S10E35
Ducks
Unknown
S10E36
Bagels
Unknown
S10E37
Animal Rhythms
Unknown
S10E38
Rosie's Hairdo
Unknown
S10E39
Sea Tractor
Unknown
S10E40
Chameleon
Unknown
Season 11 20
Season 12 20
Season 13 15
Season 14 31
S14E01
Asian Storyteller (The Fox)
Unknown
S14E02
Paddling by the Sea
Unknown
S14E03
Stretching Words
Unknown
S14E04
Obstacle Course
S14E05
Rumble Tumble Fun
Unknown
S14E06
Bird Bath
Unknown
S14E07
Cricket
Unknown
S14E08
My Home Is a Boat
Unknown
S14E09
Grandad's Pigeons
Unknown
S14E10
Action Story
Unknown
S14E11
Rickshaw
Unknown
S14E12
Dragonflies
Unknown
S14E13
African Dance
Unknown
S14E14
Washing the Goat
Unknown
S14E15
Floating Boat
Unknown
S14E16
Violin (Spain)
Unknown
S14E17
Crazy Golf
Unknown
S14E18
Tabla (India)
Unknown
S14E19
Hanging Out the Washing
Unknown
S14E20
Picking Chillies (Spain)
Unknown
S14E21
Girl in the Back Garden
Unknown
S14E22
Bubbles (Russia)
Unknown
S14E23
Floating Boat
Unknown
S14E24
Squeezing
Unknown
S14E25
Violin (Spain)
Unknown
S14E26
Crazy Golf
Unknown
S14E27
Tabla (India)
Unknown
S14E28
Hanging Out the Washing
Unknown
S14E29
Picking Chillies (Spain)
Unknown
S14E30
Girl in the Back Garden
Unknown
S14E31
Bubbles (Russia)
Unknown
Season 15 60
Season 16 40