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Air Date

3 August 2000


Paul Gawith


Honky Tonk Piano


Baby Elephant

Dipsy runs all over Teletubbyland before the Magic Windmill spins. The Teletubbies watch some children running on a beach. Dipsy is running again. Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa and Po see Dipsy running all over Teletubbyland. The Noo-Noo even sees Dipsy running around inside the house. Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa and Po wonder why Dipsy is running. Dipsy is running because Dipsy loves to run and then all the Teletubbies run around Teletubbyland. The Teletubbies do The Stretching Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: The Children of Mortimer and Laygate Primary Schools, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Plot (US American Version)

Dipsy runs all over Teletubbyland before the Magic Windmill spins and the Teletubbies watch a video of some children running on a beach. Dipsy is running again and Tinky-Winky saw Dipsy running, then Laa Laa saw Dipsy Running, then Po saw Dipsy running. Noo Noo also saw Dipsy running. The Teletubbies wondered why Dipsy was running. Dipsy was running because he loves to run and then all the Teletubbies run all over Teletubbyland. Afterwards, The Teletubbies do The Falling Down Dance. Soon the Windmill spins and the Teletubbies go to watch The Magic House with the Singing Puppet Man singing on the Bottom Right Window. The Magic Windmill stops spinning and the "Tubby Bye-Bye" sequence takes place.


  • The US Version of this episode has The Falling Down Dance and The Magic House (Bottom Right Window Sketch).
  • In the US American Version of Running, the very rare Closeup Windmill animation clip appears after The Falling Down Dance, but this time it makes the normal whooshing sound instead of the magical event tune like in Walking in the Woods. Also, a fade effect is used after The Magic House in the US Version. The fade effect transitions to the Magic Windmill about to stop spinning.
  • Laa-Laa is the missing teletubby in both versions.
  • Tinky Winky is the boo shouter in the UK Version, but in the US Version, Laa Laa was the boo shouter.



Teletubbies Running - HD Video

UK Version


Teletubbies Running (US Version)

US Version: It's Time To Run Around

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