Photo Faces



Air Date

15 April 1997


Vic Finch




Owl Babies


Photo Faces is the 12th episode of the original series. It first aired on 15th April, 1997.


Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa go running along the hills and say 'Eh-Oh'. Suddenly Po pops up and says 'Boo! Eh-Oh!'. The Magic Windmill spins and the Teletubbies go off to watch some children taking photographs of each other's faces. Later in Teletubbyland, a telescope appears and Dipsy has a good look around. He sees flowers, rabbits, trees and the house. Dipsy then hears some noises and looking through the telescope, he sees Laa-Laa playing with her ball, Tinky Winky opening and shutting his bag and Po smelling some flowers. After that, he sees the Teletubbies having a big hug so he rushes off to join in. The Magic Windmill starts to spin and the Teletubbies watch the Magic Tree. The Magic Windmill stops spinning and it's time for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Tarik Cassim, Gabriel Waddingham, Jay Simpson, Camille St Omer, Kevin & Kirsten Jarin

Plot (US American Version)

Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Po have fun saying 'boo!' by popping up around the house. They then watch some children taking photographs of each other's faces. Later in Teletubbyland, a chair appears and Laa-Laa, Dipsy, and Tinky-Winky have fun standing up and sitting down. Then the Teletubbies do the Bumping Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.


  • The Teletubbies 'Uh Oh!' line that is used in both the TV Reciever and Magic Event sequences is the same exact sounding one that they say in the intro and also in the episodes Ned's BicycleThe Grand Old Duke of YorkDad's LorrySee-SawOwl BabiesJumpingNumbers- 5 (V1), Dirty Dog and Sophie - Art Circus as well as on the VHS Here Come The Teletubbies.
  • When the Teletubbies go to the Magic Event place, the Sun Baby is not shown.
  • This episode also includes a rare animation of the Windmill.
  • This marks the first appearances of CamilleJayKevinKristen and the only appearances of Gabriel and Tarik.
  • Laa-Laa was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Dipsy was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in the UK Version. Dipsy was the missing teletubby in the US Version.
  • The opening segment in this episode was featured in the VHS Dance with the Teletubbies.
  • The Photo Faces video appears on the PlayStation/PC game Play with the Teletubbies as well as the VHS/DVD Look!.
  • The US version has The Bumping Dance (extended version) before Tubby Bye Bye.
  • In the US version of this episode, the Photo Faces video only plays once.


  • As mentioned above, there is a rare windmill clip at the end of the "Dipsy and the Telescope" segment but when the rare clip happens, The windmill's sparkles don't appear until the TV\Magical Event animation is shown, therefore the sparkles appear much too late.


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