Hey Duggee: BBC drops new episodes this June
James R | On 13, Jun 2020
There’s good news for parents looking after young kids during lockdown this June, with new episodes of Hey Duggee officially on the way.
Hey Duggee is narrated by comedian Alexander Armstrong and follows the adventures of pre-schoolers Happy, Tag, Norrie, Betty and Roly as they try new things and earn badges at The Squirrel Club under the guidance of Duggee.
Hey Duggee, a Studio AKA production with BBC Studios, is a six time Bafta and international Emmy award-winning hit on CBeebies, which consistently ranks as one of the top three programmes on the channel. The show has an impressive global footprint in over 150 territories and over 2 billion minutes of total YouTube watch time.
The third season of the modern kids’ TV gem will premiere its second half on CBeebies from 15th June, with new episodes then arriving on weekdays at 7.15am.
The episodes are filled with laughter, learning and exciting activities at The Squirrel Club, as well as cultural references for parents to enjoy. The fresh batch kicks off with The Mixtape Badge, which includes some well-known sounds and faces from the music world. The Cure’s Robert Smith, jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, David Bowie, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar and Orbital are among the artists that parents of little ones may recognise.
In The Mixtape Badge, the Squirrels find an old mix tape of Duggee’s. At first they don’t know what a cassette tape is and try to swipe it like a tablet! But Duggee plays it for them on an old cassette tape player. The music they hear is really sad and arty – it’s from Duggee’s serious musician phase! The Squirrels decide to make a tape for Duggee full of happy songs that remind them of special days they’ve spent together.