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Sunday, December 7, 1997 Published at 18:30 GMT


Teletubbies top the charts
image: [ The toddlers' favourite television characters strike again ]
The toddlers' favourite television characters strike again

The toddlers' favourite television characters, The Teletubbies, have topped the charts with their first-ever single, making them favourites to scoop the coveted Christmas number one slot.

The record, Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh, soared to the top of the charts after knocking the charity record, Perfect Day, featuring a host of guest artists, from the number one spot.

[ image: A British success story]
A British success story
"This is remarkable," said Jane Frost, head of BBC Corporate Brand Marketing. "We are really very grateful to everyone involved from the artists and production teams to the people who have gone out and bought it."

With the success of the Teletubbies single, bookmakers William Hill have shortened the odds on them topping the Christmas charts to 6-4 on.

The Spice Girls are trailing in second place at 11-8 with their new single Too Much.

Perfect Day, which has so far raised 1m for children's charities, is third favourite at 6-1.

The antics of Tinky Winky, Po, Dipsy and La La attract two million viewers in Britain every morning, making Teletubbies the most popular programme in the country at that time.

The Teletubbies have proved to be a success across the world, the BBC having sold the programme to many countries.

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