Nursery Rhymes is the third volume in the Teletubbies VHS series. It was released in 1998 by BBC and Ragdoll Productions and on 9 February 1999 in the US by PBS.

It was re-released in 2008 along with Musical Playtime on the DVD Musical Rhyme Time!


UK version

  • Dipsy and Laa-Laa play Jack and Jill (from Numbers - 2 version 1)
  • Po sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (from Lighthouse)
  • The Teletubbies play Ride a Cock Horse (from Yellow Cow)

US version

  • The Gingerbread boy.
  • The Teletubbies play Hey Diddle Diddle (from Hey Diddle Diddle)
  • The Magic Tree.
  • Dipsy and Laa-Laa play Jack and Jill (from Numbers Two Version 1)
  • Voice trumpet sings The Grand Old Duke of York (from Grand Old Duke of York)
  • The Grand Old Duke of York.
  • Laa-Laa and Po sing Pat A Cake (from Mark and Zoe Cooking)
  • A spider appears and the Teletubbies play Little Miss Muffet (from Building a Barbecue)
  • Voice trumpet says Humpty Dumpty (from Humpty Dumpty)
  • The Teletubbies play Ride a Cock Horse (from Yellow Cow)
  • Voice trumpets make clock ticking sounds (from Hickory Dickory Dock)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock.
  • Tinky Winky and Po play Hickory Dickory Dock (From Hickory Dickory Dock)
  • The Happy Dance

Featuring: King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys, Oscar & Felix Taylor and The Pupils of Chuckery Infants School, Walsall


  • Dipsy was the boo shouter
  • The missing Teletubby was Laa-Laa
  • Some of the segments in the video were also featured in the audio tape Fun with the Teletubbies.
  • Like Dance with the Teletubbies, Simon Shelton only played Tinky Winky in one segment. That segment being the Happy Dance.
  • This VHS features the rabbits' song. It is used twice and both versions are short. The first time as a transition into Little Miss Muffet. The second time as a transition into the voice trumpets making clock ticking sounds.
  • In the German version the Grand Old Duke of York video was replaced with My Mum's Keyboard. This is probably due to King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys not being shown in Germany.
  • Unusually, in addition PBS P-Pals logos, the US VHS both opens and closes with the Kellog's Rice Krispies funding ad.
    • At the time of release, Kellog's was the main funding spot for Teletubbies in the US
  • For some reason, in the US version the Twinkle Twinkle segment and The Gingerbread Boy switched places with the Grand Old Duke of York segments.
  • This is the first video to be released in 1998 and to have the present BBC logo and the BBC video ident from 1997 to 2009.


UK version

US version

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Teletubbies Nursery Rhymes (UK Version)

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Teletubbies - Nursery Rhymes (US Version-60FPS) (Fixed)

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