Big Hug! is the 7th Teletubbies VHS. It was released in 1999 by BBC and Ragdoll Productions.

It was re-released along with Busy Day on the DVD 'Time for Teletubbies' in 2008.

It mainly features the Teletubbies having fun and of course, giving big hugs.

Featuring: Andy Brown, Tamzin Griffin, Francesca Rutherford & Jack Western and The Children of Ravenor School, Greenford



  • Since the Big Hug catchphrase was so popular, BBC decided to make a video about it. (even though some of the segments like Dipsy and Laa Laa's walk and the Magic Flower Cloud don't have anything to do with the phrase)
  • This is the very 1st time that 'Big Hug!' catchphrase becomes a running gag.
  • After the final segment, the Teletubbies watch the windmill stop spinning. However, insteard of cutting back to them saying 'Uh-Oh', it fades into Tubby Bye-Bye. This also happens in Paddling Pool, when the Teletubbies remain sitting on the hill after the Lion and Bear.
  • This is the second Teletubbies video where Magical Events sketches are leave out.
  • This is the first VHS that features Andy Brown and the only VHS to feature the Funny Lady.
  • With some of the foreign releases of this video, Big Hug has a different translation in the video title to what is actually said in the series.
  • Dipsy was the boo shouter. Laa-Laa was the boo shouter in Russian Version.
  • The missing teletubby was Tinky-Winky. Laa-Laa was the missing teletubby in Russian Version.


  • In the first TV event, Po has Laa Laa's sound on her ariel instead of her own one.
  • When Dipsy was the boo shouter in the Indonesian version, the audio of Po being the boo shouter can be heard in the background.


Teletubbies- Big Hug! (1999 - UK) -Better Quality-

Teletubbies- Big Hug! (1999 - UK) -Better Quality-

Teletubbies- Big Hug! (US Version)

Teletubbies- Big Hug! (US Version)

US version

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