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Numbers - 5 (version 1)

Number

59

Air Date

17 July 1997

Directors

Vic Finch
Andrew Davenport

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The Teletubbies do a conga line, then watch children learn about the number 5. Tinky-Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa play a jumping game and they count to 5 in 3 different languages (Welsh, Urdu and Spanish). They ask Po to join them, but she didn't want to, she wanted to ride her scooter. Once the game is over, they have a big hug. After that, the Magic Windmill stops spinning for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

Plot (Version 1)

The Teletubbies do a conga line dance before the windmill spins. Then, they watch some children learn about the number five. Afterwards, Tinky Winky plays a jumping game in the house. Then, a voice trumpet rises and he listens to it count to five in three different languages. Dipsy and Laa Laa join in later and listen to the voice trumpet as well. Po arrives and the other Teletubbies ask her to join in. However, she does not want to join in because she wants to ride her scooter. Finally, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, and Laa Laa chase Po around the house for five laps before having a big hug and Tubby Bye Bye.

Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

Plot (Version 2)

Numbers - 5 (version 2)

Number

110

Air Date

19 December 1997

Director

Vic Finch

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The Teletubbies are asleep, but Noo-Noo tidies up their blankets. They stop chasing him to watch some children learn about the number five. A flashing light appears in Teletubbyland. Then they go to see The Magic Tree before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

Plot (Version 3)

Numbers - 5 (version 3)

Number

196

Air Date

7 September 1998

Director

Martin Scott

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A voice trumpet rises and counts five. Tinky Winky jumps five times and then runs off to watch some children learn about the number five. Five voice trumpets rise and play some lovely music for the Teletubbies.

Featuring: The Children at Treasure Island School, Florida

Trivia

  • This is the only set of Numbers episodes with 3 versions
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  • In some of the foreign dubs of Version 1, instead of Welsh and Urdu, the Voice Trumpet counts to 5 in other languages, e.g. German dub- Dutch, English, Spanish. Polish dub- English, French, Spanish. French dub- ​English, German, Spanish.
  • Version 1 re-uses the opening segment from Painting with Hands and Feet.
  • The Noo-Noo tidying up the blankets segment from Version 2 was featured in the VHS Busy Day.
  • Po was the missing teletubby in Version 1. Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in Version 2. Dipsy was the missing teletubby in Version 3.
  • Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in Version 1. Laa-Laa was the boo shouter in Versions 2 & 3. 
  • In Version 3, a group of American children are used.
  • In Version 1, a new bird chirping sound effect was used during the main segment's opening shot. However, it was only used for this episode.

5 Objects (version 1)

  • 5 Bottles
  • 5 Children
  • 5 Dogs
  • 5 Children (again)
  • 5 Apples
  • 5 Diggers
  • 5 Buses

5 Objects (version 2)

  • 5 Letters
  • 5 Children
  • 5 Buses
  • 5 Children (again)
  • 5 Children Eating Ice Cream
  • 5 Dustbins

5 Objects (version 3)

  • 5 Mailtrucks
  • 5 Children
  • 5 Pelicans
  • 5 Children (again)
  • 5 Flags
  • 5 Sailboats
  • 5 Sandcastles

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