Ned's Bicycle



Air Date

31 March 1997


David G Hillier


Our Pig Winnie

"Ned's Bicycle" (also known as "Ned's Good Bike") is the very first episode of Teletubbies.


We are introduced to the Teletubbies as they ride down the slide inside Home Hill. They enjoy Tubby Toast until the Magic Windmill spins. Following this, the characters watch a boy named Ned and his father getting ready for a bicycle trip. Po finds a flag and leads Tinky Winky on a march across Teletubbyland. Dipsy and Laa-Laa see the flag and join in. The Magic Windmill spins again and the Teletubbies go to watch a Magical Event. The Teletubbies gasp in excitement as an animal parade march through Teletubbyland. Afterwards, the animals vanish. The Magic Windmill stops spinning and the "Tubby Bye-Bye" sequence takes place, ending the episode.

Featuring: Ned and Nigel Frost


  • Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Po was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Po was the missing Teletubby.
  • After the Teletubbies watch the animal parade, a fade effect is used to the Stop spinning animation.
  • This episode is the first in which Tinky Winky gets a transmission. It is also the first episode to feature the animal parade.
  • The original windmill animation from this episode is also used in "See-Saw", "Larette Tap Dancing" and "The Gingerbread Boy".
  • When the Teletubbies go to line up at the Magical Event place, they giggle. However, they are silent in every other episode whenever they go to the Magical Event place.
  • The Sun Baby's laugh in this episode is noticeably different from her laugh in following episodes.
  • This is the first episode directed by David G. Hillier.
  • This is the very first episode to include the Home hill 1 Opening Shot . Also, we can hear the Magic Windmill wooshing in the background.
  • This is also the first episode to include Home hill 2, which is pretty similar to the Bird Eye View 1.0 animation. A fade effect is used.
  • The US Version has the Follow The Leader Dance and Morning Exercise 2 instead of the Animal Prade and Time for Tubby Toast Segment.

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