Teletubbies was a television programme.

In 1997, Mark Whitaker saw a Woolworths with a cardboard cut-out of a Tellytubby outside it. (PROSE: Touched by an Angel)

The Master, after his election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, watched an episode of Teletubbies in wonderment, marvelling at the idea of the characters having televisions in their stomachs. (TV: The Sound of Drums)

Craig Atkins watched the programme. (PROSE: Bide-a-Wee)

Luke Tillyard used to watch the programme in his youth. (PROSE: Salva Mea)

Behind the scenes[]

  • The Teletubbies scene in The Sound of Drums echoed a scene in The Sea Devils in which the Master enjoyed an episode of Clangers.
  • John Schwab, Rudolph Walker, Jeremiah Krage, Nick Kellington, Jim Broadbent and David Walliams appeared in the series.
  • The episode the Master watches is Numbers - 1 first broadcast on 10 April 1997.
  • DWA 20 humourously contemplated a scenario in which the Abzorbaloff and the Wire tried to absorb each other. Ultimately, the Abzorbaloff succeeds in absorbing the Wire, resulting in his stomach sporting a television screen with the Wire's image. In a clear reference to the Teletubbies, the Abzorbaloff exclaims "Eh-oh!" and is said to be getting his own show on CBeebies.