Hey Duggee is a British animated educational preschool television series aimed at two to five year olds. Created by Grant Orchard,[1] it is produced by Studio AKA, in association with BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide). The show is narrated by Alexander Armstrong.

Hey Duggee
Hey Duggee Logo.png
GenrePreschool
Created byGrant Orchard
StarringAlexander Armstrong
Sander Jones
Voices ofJasmine Bartholomew
Poppie Boyes
Ollie Chequer
Duke Davis
Bella Green
Sander Jones
Alfie Sanderson
Leo Templer
Dexter Varrall
Narrated byAlexander Armstrong
Theme music composerOliver M.A. Knowles
Opening themeIsn't It Time for Duggee?
Ending themeHey Duggee Theme (instrumental)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series3
No. of episodes156
Production
Executive producersHenrietta Hurford-Jones
Jackie Edwards
Sue Goffe
ProducerJanine Voong
Production locationCarl Graham
CinematographyMichael Hatt
EditorAnna Kubik
Camera setupGallery
Running time7 minutes
Production companyStudio AKA
DistributorBBC Studios
Release
Original networkCBeebies
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Audio formatStereo
Original release17 December 2014 (2014-12-17) –
present

The programme is based around The Squirrel Club, an activity club for children. The children take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures and earn badges for their accomplishments. Each episode shows the squirrels complete an activity or adventure relating to a badge, that the squirrels earn at the end of the episodes. There is no set formula for every episode, with many episodes referencing or parodying pop culture.

Hey Duggee has three series. It was first shown in December 2014. BBC and Studio AKA produced a second series in early 2016,[2] with the first episode airing in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2016. A third series was commissioned in October 2017,[3] with the first episode due to be broadcast in Autumn 2018, but was pushed back to 4 March 2019. It aired until September 2021 with a Christmas episode shown in December 2020. The third series received increased acclaim and popularity amongst children and adults alike during the 2020 pandemic lockdowns.[4] It has been renewed for a fourth series.[5]

ProductionEdit

The programme is animated using the computer program Flash, with a minimalist style using filled shapes with no outlines, and only effects that Flash is capable of,[6] and only the Duggee character regularly uses gradients. For example, if there is a frog character, then it usually bears the appearance of a plain green triangle.

The production team consists of around 16 in-house animators, with six to eight scriptwriters.[6]

CharactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Narrator (voiced by Alexander Armstrong) – the narrator of the show.
  • Duggee (woofs done by Sander Jones) – a friendly big brown male dog and the leader of the squirrel club.
  • Betty (voiced by Jasmine Bartholomew series 1-series 3 episode 32; Arabella Duffy series 3 episode 33-present) – a talkative and intelligent purple octopus.
  • Norrie (voiced by Poppie Boyes series 1–2; Bella Green series 3–present) – a sweet-natured and curious brown mouse.
  • Roly (voiced by Leo Templer series 1; Dexter Varrall series 2–present) – an enthusiastic, loud and hyperactive grey hippo.
  • Tag (voiced by Alfie Sanderson series 1–2; Ollie Chequer series 3–present) – a gentle, clumsy blue rhino.
  • Happy (voiced by Duke Davis series 1-series 3 episode 32; Forest Davis series 3 episode 33-present) – a tall, easy-going green crocodile, with a love of water and splashing in puddles.

RecurringEdit

Sander Jones as:

  • Enid – Duggee's pet cat.
  • The Rabbits – live in the field near the clubhouse and all sound like hippies, apart from one who speaks French.
  • Diesel – an angry bull who often chases Duggee and the Squirrels.
  • Frog

Phillip Warner as:

  • Naughty Monkey – a monkey who loves to cause chaos.
  • King Tiger – local royalty whose favourite entertainment is the "jelly-belly dancers".
  • The Chickens – live in the hen-house and enjoy watching episodes of a Spanish hospital-drama.
  • Ladybird

Grant Orchard as:

  • Naughty Mice – a gang of three trouble-making mice styled like a 1950s biker gang; they usually leave the scene with the phrase "Let's bounce".
  • Whooooo – a shamanistic owl.
  • Mole – a short-sighted animal who has dreams of being a stunt-mole.
  • The Rabbits

Adam Longworth as:

  • Lord Fingal of Skye Castle – a Scottish Terrier with a Scottish accent and a kilt.
  • Tino the Artistic Mouse – a perfectionist mouse whom Roly describes as grumpy.
  • Hedgley – a hedgehog who has an African-American accent.
  • Mr. (John) Crab – a dramatic orange crab, married to a non-speaking crab named Nigel.
  • Eugene – an anxious chipmunk involved in leading various theatrical events.
  • Wilburt the Delivery Chipmunk – a postman who has difficulty pronouncing names.
  • Thora and Agnes, the two old deer.
  • Penguins

Lucy Montgomery as:

  • Hennie – a tall, sports-loving ostrich.
  • Chew Chew the Panda – a confectionery-loving panda.
  • Fox

Morgana Robinson as:

  • Katarina the Flamingo – the lead swimmer of a synchronised swimming team.
  • Buggee – a small insect who feels useless due to her small size until the Squirrels show her otherwise.
  • Peggee – a wildebeest who leads the Hummingbirds Club.

Masami Eagar as:

  • Hatsu

Anelisa Lamola as:

  • Mrs. Weaver

Tim Digby-Bell as:

  • Mr. (Nigel) Crab

Other charactersEdit

  • The Hummingbirds – The other group of older animals in the episode The Making Friends Badge, with their very own version of Duggee. They are Finbar and Merry (10 years old) (voiced by Charley Orchard), Chad (9 years old) (voiced by Bastian Varrall), Rochelle (11 years old) (voiced by Poppy Green) and Ottie/Otzi (12 years old) (voiced by Sean Orchard).
  • Duglee – Duggee's little nephew, voiced by Poppy Green and Charley Orchard.
  • Ethel the elephant

Merchandise and licensing dealsEdit

In the UK, the BBC Children's Books imprint published books based on the series.

Golden Bear Toys manufactures Hey Duggee toys sold in the UK.

In 2015, Hey Duggee was adapted into several videogame apps for mobile devices.[citation needed] These include:

  • The Big Badge App
  • The Big Outdoors App
  • We Love Animals
  • Colouring
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • The Counting Badge
  • The Exploring App
  • The Squirrels Club
  • The Christmas Badge

As of May 2015, Jasnor holds the master toy licence in Australia and New Zealand.[7]

"The Stick Song"Edit

"The Stick Song" premiered in the series 2 episode, Hey Duggee: The Stick Badge, which was first broadcast in the UK on 7 December 2017. Duggee and the Squirrels are making a campfire when Roly discovers one of his sticks can talk. The stick turns out to be a stick insect, and starts singing "stick" repeatedly to a catchy dance tune.

As of 2020, the song has been viewed over 7 million times on YouTube.[8] The track has been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Two's Newsnight.[9] Many remixes have been produced, by both the BBC and others, including a heavy metal remix by children's heavy metal band "Slay Duggee".[10]

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot13 March 2013
15217 December 20142 November 2015
25226 September 201610 July 2018
3524 March 201917 September 2021

Pilot (2013)Edit

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Hey Duggee"Grant OrchardSam Morrison13 March 2013 (2013-03-13)

Series 1 (2014-2015)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [11]
1"The Tinsel Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison17 December 2014 (2014-12-17)

It's nearly Christmas time and Duggee is wrapping up all the presents to go underneath the Christmas tree.

This episode was premiered in advance on 17 December 2014 as a Christmas special before the series' regular run.
2"The Drawing Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard12 January 2015 (2015-01-12) (UK)
8 December 2016 (USA)
Duggee and the Squirrels stay indoors because it is raining outside, and they decide to do some drawing.
3"The Cake Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
While playing outside, Happy comes across a cake in a field and eats it. The owners of the cake, who turn out to be rabbits, are not very pleased with that.
4"The Hair Badge"Grant OrchardMyles McLeod13 October 2016 (2016-10-13)
The Squirrels try to help fix Duggee's hair.
5"The Summer Holiday Badge (or "The Summer Vacation Badge")"Grant OrchardMyles McLeod14 December 2016 (2016-12-14)
The Squirrels pack summer holiday (summer vacation) stuff for a bird named Mawk, who was migrating to "find summer" just with a photo camera around his neck and a toothbrush in a suitcase.
6"The Rescue Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard26 August 2016 (2016-08-26)
Duggee and the Squirrels rescue Enid the cat, who was stuck on a tree branch while chasing a mouse.
7"The Super Squirrel Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)
Duggee and the Squirrels play superheroes, eventually helping a little duck to find its family.
8"The Jam Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
The Squirrels are watching Duggee making a jar of jam when a "naughty monkey" steals a barrel of fruits; the gang eventually share jam toasts with the monkey.
9"The Treasure Hunt Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack23 July 2016 (2016-07-23)
The Squirrels, using a treasure map, go on an adventure to find a treasure to bring to Duggee. It turns out that the treasure was, in fact, located near the Clubhouse.
10"The Scarecrow Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack15 October 2016 (2016-10-15)
To stop some birds, which are crows, from eating Duggee's grain, the Squirrels decide to build a scarecrow in order to scare the birds away. Betty, Happy, Norrie, and Tag help Duggee with the scarecrow, while Roly keeps a close eye on the birds.
11"The Funny Face Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard9 October 2016 (2016-10-09)
Duggee and the Squirrels decide to try and cheer up their friend Whoooooo the Shamanistic Owl.
12"The Bouncing Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
Duggee puts up a bouncy castle for Tag on his (Tag's) birthday.
13"The Leaf Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack28 August 2016 (2016-08-28)
A weird noise is heard while Duggee and the Squirrels go for a walk in the woods while searching for a new leaf for Duggee.
14"The Omelette Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack28 January 2015 (2015-01-28)
Duggee wants to make omelettes, but there are no eggs, so Duggee and the Squirrels need to find the chickens and get them to help.
15"The Food Growing Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison29 January 2015 (2015-01-29)
The Squirrels want to grow things after they see Duggee doing this as well. However, Happy doesn't think that his strawberry (which he had chosen to grow) will grow at all.
16"The Paddling Pool Badge (or "The Wading Pool Badge)"Grant OrchardJames Henry29 January 2015 (2015-01-29)
On a hot day, Duggee gets out his big paddling pool (wading pool). The Squirrels love paddling pools, especially Happy.
17"The Paper Boat Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
The Squirrels learn how to make a paper boat from Duggee. They also do this in order to help some ants get to a picnic.
18"The Castle Badge"Grant OrchardMyles McLeod24 July 2016 (2016-07-24)
Duggee and the Squirrels hear a spooky voice coming from a tower in a big castle.
19"The Show & Tell Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard30 July 2016 (2016-07-30)
The Squirrels watch Duggee 'Show and Tell' something interesting, and then they decide to find their own things for Show and Tell, too. However, the Ladybird is shown to be unteresting.
20"The Rocking Horse Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg3 September 2016 (2016-09-03)
Duggee and the Squirrels fix Bucky, Duggee's old rocking horse, and then the Squirrels play with him (Bucky).
21"The Get Well Soon Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
Duggee and the Squirrels (except Norrie) help other animals in trouble while the team heads to Norrie's house to give her a Get Well Soon card.
22"The Hiccup Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard18 July 2016 (2016-07-18)
The Squirrels' friend, Worm, has the hiccups, so the Squirrels need to cure him, and as usual, they turn to Duggee for some help.
23"The Maze Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
The Squirrels create a maze from items they find in Duggee's workshop. However, their maze works too well when Duggee gets lost in it, so the Squirrels must find him.
24"The Acorn Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison29 August 2016 (2016-08-29)
Duggee gets the Squirrels to gather acorns and give them, for free, to other animals, who are about to hibernate.
25"The Balloon Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack13 February 2015 (2015-02-13)
Duggee shows off his balloon blowing skills to the Squirrels. They want the balloons, but Duggee 'tells' them that they are for Tino the Artistic Mouse on his (Tino's) birthday.
26"The Rain Dance Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack5 September 2016 (2016-09-05)
The Squirrels are taught a rain dance by Duggee in order to give his flowers water on a hot day.
27"The Hide and Seek Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
Duggee and the Squirrels play hide-and-seek. Duggee is the one seeking, and he manages to find all the Squirrels. All of them except Roly, that is. So that leaves only one question: Where could Roly be?
28"The Sheep Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner9 June 2015 (2015-06-09)
Duggee and the Squirrels must get 10 missing sheep back into their field after they (the sheep) appear in the Clubhouse.
29"The Spider Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg10 June 2015 (2015-06-10)
A spider is discovered in the dressing-up box by Norrie.
30"The We Love Animals Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard23 August 2016 (2016-08-23)
The Squirrels want to find strokable animals after they see Duggee stroking Enid the cat.
31"The Snowman Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison12 June 2015 (2015-06-12)
Duggee and the Squirrels build a snowman with a team of penguins.
32"The Decorating Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry15 June 2015 (2015-06-15)
The Squirrels help Duggee to paint the Clubhouse. They all get some more help from Tino.
33"The Tidy Up Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
It's time to clean up the Clubhouse, and Duggee has bought a new vacuum cleaner.
34"The Circus Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard17 June 2015 (2015-06-17)
Duggee and the Squirrels are excited by the arrival of the circus, but not when they find out it's a flea circus.
35"The Egg Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard18 June 2015 (2015-06-18)
It's time for Chicken to lay her egg. She does, but when the egg runs away, the Squirrels must find it and give it back to Chicken.
36"The Puppy Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg19 June 2015 (2015-06-19)
Duggly, Duggee's baby nephew, stays over at the Clubhouse.
37"The Cardboard Box Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry26 July 2016 (2016-07-26)
Duggee and the Squirrels have fun with an old cardboard box that Duggee ordered.
38"The Caterpillar Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry23 June 2015 (2015-06-23)
Tag befriends a very hungry caterpillar, and soon he decides to show the caterpillar to his friends.
39"The Sandcastle Badge"Grant OrchardMyles McLeod24 June 2015 (2015-06-24)
Mr. Crab and his partner, Nigel, need help from Duggee and the Squirrels to build them a new home. The Squirrels manage to do this with their knowledge on building sandcastles.
40"The Football Badge (or "The Soccer Badge")"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard13 February 2015 (2015-02-13)
Innocent of the rules of association football, the Squirrels still want to play the game with Duggee.
41"The Puppet Show Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard26 June 2015 (2015-06-26)
Duggee and the Squirrels want to show everyone their latest adventure by performing a puppet show.
42"The Birdwatching Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard27 July 2016 (2016-07-27)
What better way to observe birds than using Duggee's binoculars? Duggee and the Squirrels look for more birds, but their bird sightings keep getting constantly, and unsurprisingly, spoiled by Roly.
43"The Big Parade Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg8 May 2017 (2017-05-08)
After Eugene, the leader of the Big Parade, hurts his leg, Duggee and the Squirrels lend a hand (or paw).
44"The Be Careful Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack28 July 2016 (2016-07-28)
Duggee and the Squirrels rescue Naughty Monkey after he falls into a hole.
45"The First Aid Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard15 June 2016 (2016-06-15)
Duggee and the Squirrels give first aid to Tag after he hurts his knee.
46"The Bubble Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison10 May 2017 (2017-05-10)
Happy has trouble blowing bubbles with Duggee and the rest of the Squirrels.
47"The Submarine Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard20 May 2017 (2017-05-20)
It's a day out for Duggee and the Squirrels as they go on an underwater adventure with Betty's dad in his submarine.
48"The Detective Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner29 July 2016 (2016-07-29)
Duggee puts his homemade apple pie on the windowsill to cool down, but then it disappears. Who took it? Can the Squirrels find out? They'll have to be good detectives in order to solve this mystery.
49"The Sewing Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard4 November 2017 (2017-11-04)
Duggee and the Squirrels are sewing ponchos when they hear a loud noise. They must investigate and find out what the noise is.
50"The Surprise Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)
Duggee and the Squirrels have bought Hennie a present for her birthday. But before they surprise her, they need to wrap it up.
51"The Teddy Bear Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
Duggee and the Squirrels take their teddy bears on a picnic, where they meet a real bear who wants a teddy too, so she can join in, and Duggee's teddy bear sings a song.
52"The Story Badge"Grant OrchardGrant Orchard11 November 2017 (2017-11-11)
The Squirrels tire themselves out with all their activities, so Duggee suggests they take a break and listen to a story.

Series 2 (2016-2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [11]
531"The Making Music Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth11 November 2017 (2017-11-11)
When the Squirrels find Duggee playing a saxophone, they want to have a go too.
542"The Whistling Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison13 November 2017 (2017-11-13)
Little Egg disturbs all the animals, so the Squirrels want to learn how to whistle to round up them.
553"The Shape Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack18 November 2017 (2017-11-18)
The Squirrels play a shape matching game but it might rain so they decide to go inside. Norrie is worried about the animals getting wet so they try and find places to keep them dry.
564"The Juice Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg18 November 2017 (2017-11-18)
Duggee makes the Squirrels juice from fresh fruit in the garden where they meet Buggee, a little bug, who hates being too small.
575"The Footprint Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton25 November 2017 (2017-11-25)
The Squirrels are playing hide and seek but they can't find Happy. Duggee can though – he follows Happy's footprints. At the end of the episode they meet Katarina the Flamingo to watch a synchronised swimming show.
586"The Fossil Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner20 November 2017 (2017-11-20)
The Squirrels are digging in the garden when they find a fossil, so Duggee and the Narrator explain all about fossils and prehistoric times.
597"The Treehouse Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry25 November 2017 (2017-11-25)
Duggee is cleaning the clubhouse so the Squirrels take refuge in the treehouse, but it's getting a little bit cramped these days.
608"The Kite Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry2 December 2017 (2017-12-02)
It's a windy day and the Squirrels want to play outside. Duggee is flying his kite. The Squirrels make their own kite.
619"The Tadpole Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg14 January 2018 (2018-01-14)
Duggee has made a rock pool, a place of calm for all the animals. The Squirrels spot the strangest things – wriggling dots with tails.
6210"The Honey Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton2 December 2017 (2017-12-02)
Duggee's made some delicious pancakes, but the clubhouse is out of honey. Time for the bees to get busy!
6311"The Pottery Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison13 December 2017 (2017-12-13)
Duggee is having a cup of tea in his favourite cup when Roly surprises him with a very loud PEEK-A-BOO! It is so loud that Duggee jumps and drops his cup which shatters into pieces. Time for a bit of pottery.
6412"The Teamwork Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack15 December 2017 (2017-12-15)
A big box of bits and pieces is delivered to the Clubhouse and the Squirrels are very excited. Duggee and the Squirrels will have to work very hard to put it all together, so it's time for a bit of teamwork.
6513"The Dancing Bug Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner22 January 2018 (2018-01-22)
When a dancing bug lands on Duggee's head, he can't stop dancing. The Squirrels see that it's a tiny hillbilly bug with a fiddle.
6614"The Train Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry25 April 2018 (2018-04-25)
Duggee is playing with his train set. Choo-choo! It's amazing! The Squirrels are curious and want to know all about it. Duggee explains that it is a toy but it works exactly like a real train. Hennie arrives and she has a train too. The Squirrels ask if they can play with it. Hennie points out that "you can't play with it; you can play IN it." All aboard!
6715"The Pizza Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)
The Squirrels help Duggee try out his new outdoor pizza oven. Duggee makes the bases, then the Squirrels each put on all the toppings they like best. Some of their combinations are... interesting.
6816"The Medicine Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg23 January 2018 (2018-01-23)
Duggee loses his voice. The Squirrels want to make him feel better. Duggee tries to tell them that he needs some water, but the Squirrels don't quite understand, so they ask all the other animals for advice. Does anyone have the answer?
6917"The Camping Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth1 November 2017 (2017-11-01)
Duggee and the Squirrels are going camping and they need to find somewhere to pitch their tent. Unfortnatley, it's not as easy as they thought it would be. They all work together and finally get settled. But Tag realises he can't sleep without his teddy, and Happy would like a glass of water. Suddenly Duggee is up and down and in and out of the tent getting everything the Squirrels need. In fact, Duggee works so hard that he's the first to fall asleep.
7018"The Making Friends Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg12 March 2018 (2018-03-12)
The Squirrels are off for a jamboree to make some new friends, play games and have a picnic. They meet another group of animals who are years older than the squirrels, with their very own version of Duggee but everything they do is different – even Roly finds one of them too loud!
7119"The River Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones18 April 2018 (2018-04-18)
Duggee has a package that needs delivering right to the other end of the river, a long way from the Clubhouse. It looks like the Squirrels are going to have a day out on the boat. Good thing Duggee has his river badge.
7220"The Yoga Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg24 January 2018 (2018-01-24)
It's one of those days. The Squirrels have arrived and they're all a little bit hyped up with bundles of energy. Things are starting to get a bit frantic and Duggee needs to calm them all down. Fortunately, he has his yoga badge.
7321"The Collecting Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton15 March 2018 (2018-03-15)
Duggee is cleaning his biscuit tin collection, one of the many things he collects. The Squirrels are inspired to start their own collections. They busy themselves doing the collecting bit, and then display their precious things in the Clubhouse. The Squirrels have made many great collections, but Tag has the best one of them all: things that make him happy.
7422"The Shadow Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth22 June 2017 (2017-06-22) (UK)
27 October 2017 (USA)
The sun is setting, and the Squirrels are sitting on the sofa. They've had a very busy day. Suddenly, all the lights go out! POP! Oh dear, there's been a power cut (or a power outage). The Squirrels can't see anything. Thank goodness Duggee has got his torch (flashlight), and he has torches (flashlights) for everyone.
7523"The Theatre Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack21 March 2018 (2018-03-21)
Tino and Eugene are having a disagreement about an amateur dramatic show they want to put on. One wants an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, while the other wants a serious drama. Can Duggee and the Squirrels help them get something ready to perform?
7624"The Memory Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry25 January 2018 (2018-01-25)
Happy discovers his wobbly tooth has come out, but he's lost it!
7725"The Going Slow Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack25 January 2018 (2018-01-25)
The Squirrels are rushing around, so Duggee shows them how to take a slower pace.
7826"The Obstacle Course Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry18 May 2018 (2018-05-18)
Duggee and the Squirrels compete in the annual Animal Obstacle Course Race.
7927"The Spooky Badge"Grant OrchardMyles McLeodTBA
Duggee and the Squirrels try to find out what's making spooky footprints all over the place. They track what seems to be a ghost...then discover it's actually only a sheep with a sheet over it.
8028"The Space Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison26 January 2018 (2018-01-26)
The Squirrels take a pretend ride through space after looking through Duggee's telescope. They discover many things including that there are no playgrounds, bouncy castles, treehouses or paddling pools (wading pools) in space. Roly is especially unhappy that there are no toilets in space.
8129"The Harvest Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
The Squirrels help Duggee out with a big harvest. Then, when Duggee's tractor breaks down, the Squirrels find help from all the other animals.
8230"The Colour Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack14 March 2018 (2018-03-14)
The Squirrels help out Duggee with his colouring book. But Duggee only has six coloured paints, which means that everyone will have to mix colours together to get secondary colours like orange, cyan and purple, or "Blammo", "Lemonberry", and "Fizzysip" as the Squirrels name them.
8331"The Stick Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones and Diggy Hicks-Little9 July 2018 (2018-07-09)
The Squirrels help with collected wood for a campfire, but their first efforts are wood which is still useful (a spoon, a cane, a door, a tennis racket and some washing pegs). While looking for some twigs that have fallen on the ground, Roly finds a stick that looks suspiciously like an insect. The stick insect performs a Euro-pop song for them too.
8432"The Voice Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner30 July 2018 (2018-07-30)
When the Squirrels start talking to each other in the wrong voices, it's clear something has gone awry.
8533"The Island Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison10 July 2018 (2018-07-10)
Duggee and the Squirrels are doing a bit of sailing, but when they stop at an island for lunch, they find their food is missing!
8634"The Sleeping Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton13 July 2018 (2018-07-13)
Tag can't sleep, so Duggee tells him a few tricks that many different animals use to get to sleep.
8735"The Brave Banana Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton11 July 2018 (2018-07-11)
It's a stormy day, and the Squirrels are scared of all the thunder and lightning. Well, all of them except Roly, at first. Fortunately, Duggee knows how to help the Squirrels overcome their fears. They just need to go to their happy places, just like Duggee did when he himself was scared.
8836"The Water Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth24 September 2018 (2018-09-24)
Happy lets a tap drip, wasting water. The Squirrels think water is limitless, and they explain where they think it comes from.
8937"The Traffic Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones12 July 2018 (2018-07-12)
Duggee is taking the Squirrels to the lake, but many other animals have had the same idea. To make things worse, this leads to a traffic jam.
9038"The Dressing Up Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison17 July 2018 (2018-07-17)
It's Enid's birthday. She doesn't like surprises or cakes, so Duggee and the Squirrels decide to throw her a dressing up party. But how can they do that?
9139"The Getting On Badge (or "The Getting Along Badge")"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner22 October 2018 (2018-10-22)
Fox, Badger, Mole, Vole and Worm are not getting on (getting along). Can Duggee and the Squirrels suggest ways that they can all live peacefully? This episode contains two rare scenes rendered in 3-D.
9240"The Wedding Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton18 May 2019 (2019-05-18)
There is another royal wedding taking place between King Tiger and Chew Chew. All guests are required to bring fruit and wear hats (although Roly just puts a bucket on his head). The Squirrels help to create a new ensemble for Chew Chew when she gets trapped in a bush and rips her wedding dress. Duggee catches the bouquet.....[12]
9341"The Grandparents Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry23 October 2018 (2018-10-23)
Today, it's "Bring Your Grandparents to Squirrel Club" Day.
9442"The Organizing Badge"Grant OrchardIan Skelton24 October 2018 (2018-10-24)
Duggee and the Squirrels reorganize everything in the clubhouse, and outside too.
9543"The Looking After Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones25 October 2018 (2018-10-25)
There's a hot air balloon outside the Clubhouse. Someone is going on an adventure!
9644"The Comedy Badge"Grant OrchardDanny Stack26 October 2018 (2018-10-26)
When Tag hurts his knee (again), the Squirrels decide laughter is the best medicine, according to Happy's mum. But none of their plans to make Tag laugh seem to work, until Duggee helps by doing something completely unexpected.
9745"The Singing Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison7 October 2020 (2020-10-07)
Duggee and the Squirrels go on a long, tiring walk through the countryside when they meet Mrs. Weaver to sing and go home soon.
9846"The Playing Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner31 March 2020 (2020-03-31)
Naughty Monkey's cousins come to visit him. But they turn out to be even naughtier than Naughty Monkey himself!
9947"The Party Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg1 April 2020 (2020-04-01)
There's a parcel for Duggee, but why is it wrapped up like a present?
10048"The Tour Guide Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison24 March 2020 (2020-03-24)
In the 100th episode of Hey Duggee, Gerbie the snake is on holiday (vacation) and would like to see all the beautiful sights.
10149"The Sailing Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison30 March 2020 (2020-03-30)
A giant, regal sailing ship runs aground on the beach, so the Squirrels go to investigate.
10250"The Key Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner30 March 2020 (2020-03-30)
Roly digs up a key in the graden, but what does it do?
10351"The Fashion Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth25 March 2020 (2020-03-25)
Duggee's uniform is getting old and worn out. It's time he made himself a new outfit.
10452"The Glasses Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones10 July 2018 (2018-07-10) (UK)
6 May 2020 (USA)
Mole is sad that he couldn't pursue his childhood dream (a show-figure Mole) because his vision is too fuzzy.

Series 3 (2019-2021)Edit

This series aired episodes every day at 12:00 pm on the CBeebies channel instead of on the morning block. It was the first to feature new voice actors included in the episode particle. There was also a new theme song.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [11]
1051"The Being Quiet Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg4 March 2019 (2019-03-04) (UK)
2 April 2020 (USA)
Duggee and the Squirrels go on an adventure to find a famous shy creature called The Snard.
1062"The Duck Badge"Grant OrchardJulia Kent5 March 2019 (2019-03-05) (UK)
26 March 2020 (USA)
The clubhouse is suddenly inhabited with baby ducklings who think that Norrie is their mum.
1073"The Tooth Brushing Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison9 May 2020 (2020-05-09)
Duggee and the Squirrels meet a lion, who has unfortunate bad breath.
1084"The Camouflage Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison16 May 2020 (2020-05-16)
The Squirrels meet a chameleon named Cosey and learn all about blending into surroundings.
1095"The Get Indoors Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry27 May 2020 (2020-05-27)
A weather forecast warning from Duggee's barometer leads the Squirrels to round up all the animals.
1106"The Day Off Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner23 May 2020 (2020-05-23)
It's Duggee's day off from school, but the Squirrels show up at his clubhouse anyway to tell him all about their great adventures.
1117"The Pen Pal Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg11 May 2020 (2020-05-11)
Duggee arranges for the Squirrels to write to some pen pals.
1128"The Big Day Out Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry1 June 2020 (2020-06-01)
This episode is an adaptation of the Hey Duggee Live show from the CBeebies Land theme park at Alton Towers Resort: Duggee takes the Squirrels and their parents (except for Roly's dad, since Roly took his grandpa, and he will not able to talk until The Reunion Badge) on an exciting mystery trip.
1139"The Tree Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth15 September 2020 (2020-09-15)
Duggee helps the Squirrels learn about the many wonderful things that trees can do for the various creatures around them.
11410"The Cheese Badge"Grant OrchardJames Walsh18 June 2020 (2020-06-18)
In a parody of Stranger Things, Duggee and the Squirrels go on an epic mission to contain an outbreak.
11511"The Radio Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner2 June 2020 (2020-06-02)
The Squirrels find some of Duggee's old radio equipment and decide to start their own radio program.
11612"The Opposites Badge"Grant OrchardJulia Ken29 June 2020 (2020-06-29)
The Squirrels learn about what opposites are with the help of some topsy turvy animal friends.
11713"The Breakfast Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth15 June 2020 (2020-06-15)
Tag is feeling grumpy this morning because he didn't eat his breakfast but Duggee fortunately knows how to help him out.
11814"The Family Photo Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg3 June 2020 (2020-06-03)
The Squirrels learn that friends can be like family and decide to take a brilliant group photo together!
11915"The Future Badge"Grant OrchardJames Henry18 June 2020 (2020-06-18)
The Squirrels are taken to the future by Duggee using a time machine which involves looking at what the future has to offer such as meeting a robot replica of Duggee and other strange sights.
12016"The Philosophy Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison4 June 2020 (2020-06-04)
Tino the Artistic Mouse inspires Duggee and the Squirrels to think about daily life's most biggest and toughest questions that have never been answered before or since.
12117"The Sharing Badge"Grant OrchardEvgenia Golubeva126 June 2020 (2020-06-26)
Duggee and the Squirrels bake a pie and learn how to share by dividing things equally.
12218"The History Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg5 June 2020 (2020-06-05)
The Squirrels get a special history lesson from Duggee and some faces from the past.
12319"The Art Badge"Grant OrchardSophie Dutton4 July 2020 (2020-07-04)
The Squirrels learn about art while making pieces for Tino's Woodland Biennale.
12420"The Crazy Golf Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner8 June 2020 (2020-06-08)
Duggee and the Squirrels practice their golf in pursuit of a round of milkshakes.
12521"The Mystery Badge"Grant OrchardJames Walsh29 August 2020 (2020-08-29)
The Squirrels go to a fancy party at King Tiger's house and become embroiled in a mystery.
12622"The Election Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison25 June 2020 (2020-06-25)
Eugene is retiring from running as leader of the annual summer fair and he needs somebody else to take over and replace him. Duggee and the Squirrels suggest they hold an election to make things fair.
12723"The Mixtape Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones13 July 2020 (2020-07-13)
The Squirrels are exploring in the attic when they find an old cassette tape.They decide to make a mixtape compilation video for Duggee to show and remind him of about all of the happy memories that they have made over the past six years and all the fun times they had while earning their badges.
12824"The Taste Badge"Grant OrchardJulia Kent17 July 2020 (2020-07-17)
Duggee is busy making a smoothie and the Squirrels cannot agree or decide on whether the smoothies are delicious and tasty or horrible and disgusting. So they decide to make their own adventurous smoothies showcasing their favorite flavors to discover what the sense of taste is.
12725"The Biology Badge"Grant OrchardJames Walsh10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
Duggee and the Squirrels take a hop onto the Biology Bus and miniaturize themselves in order for them to go on an epic voyage of discovery inside of Enid the Cat to find out what is making her cough.
13026"The Puddle Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
Happy sees a very questionable-looking puddle that he is determined to splash in, much to the horror of Duggee, the other Squirrels and the tiny citizens of Midgetropolis who live inside it!
13127"The Game Show Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones13 August 2020 (2020-08-13)
The Squirrels have finished playing all of their board games. So Duggee entertains them by putting on a game show with some help hosting from his good friend Ladybug.
13228"The Round Up Badge"Grant OrchardFelix Massie11 June 2020 (2020-06-11)
Duggee and the Squirrels are on the trails of a lost herd of cattle cows with the support of Duggee and his old western pal Rodeo Horse who teaches them how to be cowhands.
13329"The Favourite Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg24 June 2020 (2020-06-24)
The Squirrels learn what a favourite is, but have trouble deciding what their own favourite things are, so they make a film asking some of their friends what is special to them to help narrow it down.
13430"The Topiary Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth12 June 2020 (2020-06-12)
When the Squirrels see Duggee practicing his amazing and impressive topiary skills and they are keen to try some of their own and promptly put all of their new talents into practice in order for them to tame some very wild woods.
13531"The A Cappella Badge"Grant OrchardSophie Dutton23 June 2020 (2020-06-23)
The Squirrels are inspired to learn about how to sing a cappella style, a type of music genre which means performing songs together only using voices and sounds made with their mouths with no instruments like guitars, piano or drums involved. They are inspired to do this after they have just finished listening to a famous bird barbershop quartet singing in a nearby tree above them.
13632"The Christmas Badge"Grant OrchardJenny Landreth7 December 2020 (2020-12-07) (UK)
24 December 2020 (USA)
During the holiday season, the Squirrels try to inspire Duggee's friend Clarence who has unfortunately lost and forgotten about his Christmas cheer.
13733"The Babysitting Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) (UK)
9 July 2021 (USA)
Duggee has a job to do outside the Clubhouse leaving King Tiger to look after the Squirrels,
13834"The Comic Badge"Grant OrchardJess Jackson30 March 2021 (2021-03-30) (UK)
16 July 2021 (USA)
Duggee reads the Squirrels one of his favourite comics and they help with ending it.
13935"The Senses Badge"Grant OrchardSophie Dutton31 March 2021 (2021-03-31) (UK)
16 July 2021 (USA)
Roly loses his best potato, but Duggee finds it using his sense of smell as the Squirrels learn about the Five Senses.
14036"The Diplomacy Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg1 April 2021 (2021-04-01) (UK)
23 July 2021 (USA)
Betty and Sergeant Ant just want perfection, but no one seems to be listening as the Squirrels do a lesson on speaking more sensible.
14137"The Buddy Badge"Grant OrchardJo Clegg2 April 2021 (2021-04-02) (UK)
23 July 2021 (USA)
Duggee hosts a Buddy Bonanza for Mrs Weaver and the Squirrels, with the aim of finding new buddies with common interests to them.
14238"The Bridge Badge"Grant OrchardJames Walsh2 April 2021 (2021-04-02) (UK)
30 July 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels help a quarreling group of Gerbils sort out their longstanding disagreement.
14339"The Soap Opera Badge"Grant OrchardDiggy Hicks-Little4 September 2021 (2021-09-04) (UK)
15 October 2021 (USA)
After accidentally breaking the Chickens' TV aerial, the Squirrels recreate the final episode of their favourite soap opera.
14440"The Mythical Creature Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner5 September 2021 (2021-09-05) (UK)
15 October 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels find a book about mythical creatures, which inspires them to find one themselves.
14541"The Counting Badge"Grant OrchardJames Walsh6 September 2021 (2021-09-06) (UK)
15 October 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels try to attempt to completing the ultimate achievement challenge of counting up to 100.
14642"The What Happened? Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) (UK)
22 October 2021 (USA)
There's some strange communication glitches going on around the clubhouse and the Squirrels attempt to tell us the scenarios of what just happened.
14743"The Telling Time Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison8 September 2021 (2021-09-08) (UK)
22 October 2021 (USA)
John the Crab teaches the Squirrels about telling time and time zones on a analog and digital clock in order to plan a surprise party for his silent husband Nigel.
14844"The Puzzle Badge"Grant OrchardSophie Dutton9 September 2021 (2021-09-09) (UK)
22 October 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels are so close to finishing a jigsaw puzzle.
14945"The Action Hero Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison10 September 2021 (2021-09-10) (UK)
29 October 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels are playing with their Toys. Roly has a model of action hero Jet Rockett. They discuss his adventures and how new skills such as being in touch with his emotions and being good at maths could help him save the world. Features the voice of David Mitchell (comedian). Jet Rockett spears to be based on Arnold Schwarzenegger.
15046"The Training Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner11 September 2021 (2021-09-11) (UK)
29 October 2021 (USA)
Duggee struggles to organise the Squirrels in order of height and keeping them focused on the task. Sounds like the Squirrels need some training to improve their concentration.
15147"The Reunion Badge"Grant OrchardJulia Kent12 September 2021 (2021-09-12) (UK)
29 October 2021 (USA)
Duggee hosts a reunion for the First Ever Squirrel Club students he taught and looked after when they were younger.
15248"The Board Game Badge"Grant OrchardSam Morrison13 September 2021 (2021-09-13) (UK)
5 November 2021 (USA)
It's another rainy day outside which means it's a perfect day for playing board games.
15349"The Direction Badge"Grant OrchardJulia Kent14 September 2021 (2021-09-14) (UK)
5 November 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels go outside for another boring walk, but this time for some reason, they can't find their way to get back to the clubhouse! Luckily, Duggee is able to help them out in this episode which teaches the cardinal directions of north, south, east and west.
15450"The Perfume Badge"Grant OrchardSander Jones15 September 2021 (2021-09-15) (UK)
5 November 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels make their very own perfume and make some commercials to go along with it for good measure.
15551"The Building Block Badge"Grant OrchardPhillip Warner16 September 2021 (2021-09-16) (UK)
12 November 2021 (USA)
The Squirrels become architects so Duggee helps them use blocks in order to bring to life their very own block replica of Duggee's clubhouse.
15652"The Walking Badge"Grant OrchardJames Walsh17 September 2021 (2021-09-17) (UK)
12 November 2021 (USA)
Duggee and the Squirrels learn about the many ways you can take a walk with your friends and family and also comes up with another one of Duggee's catchy songs to go along with it.

ReceptionEdit

Stuart Heritage, writing in The Guardian, described the series as being "peerless."[13] Elements of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) complained on social media about "The Dressing-Up Badge". In the episode, Roly dresses up as a firefighter, but is described as being a fireman, which the LFB described as being "outdated" and [that] the term "‘Firefighter’ is the preferred respectful, inclusive, non-sexist, non-gendered term that should be being widely used by all media but especially the BBC [sic].[14]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival TV Series[15] For "The Rescue Badge" Nominated
BAFTA: Children's Pre-School Animation For "Series" Nominated
2016 International Emmy Kids Awards Kids: Preschool Nominated
BAFTA: Children's Pre-School Animation For "Series" Won
2017 International Emmy Kids Awards Kids: Preschool Won
Emile Awards Best Background and character design in a TV/Broadcast Production Won
2018 BAFTA: Children's Pre-School Animation For "Series" Won
2019 International Emmy Kids Awards Best Preschool Program Won
Kidscreen Awards Best Animated Series Won
Annie Awards Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production: Preschool Nominated
2020 Kidscreen Awards Best Animated Series Hey Duggee Won[16]
Best Voice Talent Won[16]
Best Design Won[16]
Best Music Won[16]
2021 Kidscreen Awards Best Animated Series Hey Duggee Nominated[17][18]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Jamila Atta (16 February 2016). "Global Children's Hit 'Hey Duggee' to return to CBeebies for a Second Series". BBC. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  3. ^ BBC Worldwide (2 October 2017). "More Duggee Hugs Are Coming! BBC Worldwide and CBeebies commission Series Three of the award-winning pre-school series Hey Duggee". BBC. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ Tim Jonze (5 August 2020). "Hey Duggee: how a cult CBeebies show became the surprise TV smash of lockdown". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Squirrels! Isn't it time for… Hey Duggee series 4?".
  6. ^ a b INTERVIEW: 'Hey Duggee' Creator Grant Orchard On Creating An Unconventional Preschool Show, Cartoon Brew, 28 February 2017, retrieved 20 April 2017
  7. ^ "BBC – BBC Worldwide signs Jasnor as Hey Duggee partner for Australia & New Zealand – Media Centre".
  8. ^ "Hey Duggee – The Stick Song – 5 MINUTE LOOP". Hey Duggee Official.
  9. ^ "How the 'Stick Song' got toddlers moving and started a baby rave craze/". iNews. 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "STICK SONG (Heavy Metal) by SLAY DUGGEE". Slay Duggee.
  11. ^ a b c "Hey Duggee". TVGuide.com.
  12. ^ Cherry-Becker, Frances (17 May 2018). "BBC – Hey Duggee cordially invites you to celebrate King Tiger's Royal Wedding on CBeebies on 19 May at 7.25am – Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  13. ^ Heritage, Stuart (5 January 2018). "Do British children really need saving from YouTube and Netflix?". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  14. ^ Moir, Sophia (4 January 2018). "BBC accused of sexism for using the word fireman on CBeebies show Hey Duggee". Metro. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Annecy > Programme > Index".
  16. ^ a b c d de Wit, Alex (12 February 2020). "Kidscreen Awards 2020 Winners Include 'Hey Duggee,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'Angela's Christmas' – The Complete Winners List". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  17. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (23 November 2020). "Who's up for a Kidscreen Award?". Kidscreen. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  18. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (9 February 2021). "2021 Kidscreen Awards Winners Announced".

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