The telly show of the year is “Hey Duggee”. I will accept no argument about this@daraobriain
Date: 05.03.2018     Last updated: 05.03.2018 at 16.41
Category: BBC Worldwide
Official Hey Duggee Magazine and Ministry Of Sound also celebrate the stick craze

“The telly show of the year is “Hey Duggee”. I will accept no argument about this” -  @daraobriain

“Hey Duggee's songs are getting so many young people moving, that the soundtrack has even made its way onto BBC Radio 6 Music. Even if you weren't in a gravel pit with a big speaker in 1989, we think you'll like this."- Evan Davis, BBC Newsnight

One of the most popular episodes of hit pre-school show Hey Duggee, which airs on CBeebies, is fronting its first DVD for the series. Hey Duggee The Stick Badge & Other Stories is the eighth addition to the series’ home entertainment collection and is filled with laughter, learning and exciting activities at the adventure club that every family will want to join in with. Hey Duggee The Stick Badge & Other Stories DVD is released on 26th  March and is available to pre-order now from Amazon, HMV and all other good retailers. The title will also be available to own digitally.

In the episode ‘Hey Duggee: The Stick Badge’, Duggee and the Squirrels are preparing to have a campfire when Roly discovers a talking stick insect instead of a wooden stick. The insect starts repeatedly saying “stick” - some music starts playing - and before you know it the entire episode has descends into a hilarious rave that has become a zeitgeist moment among parents and children alike.  The Stick Song has been viewed over 5 million times on Hey Duggee’s social channels since the episode first premiered on CBeebies in December 2017.

The Stick song phenomena has also inspired family rave project Rave-a-Roo, the biggest kids rave in town, to host a live, interactive version of The Stick Song for families on Saturday 24th March at the Ministry of Sound. Expert dancers will teach children and adults sticky stylee moves to the super catchy tune.  A Duggee costume character will also be there, hosting his very own meet and greet. Visit www.rave-a-roo.com to book tickets.

Additionally, the official Hey Duggee magazine, published by Immediate Media, have a ‘Special Stick Badge Issue’ on sale from 21st March until 1st May. A Stick themed front cover, a kit to make your own stick and a double page spread showing Stick dance moves are all included.

Hey Duggee, a Studio AKA production with BBC Worldwide, first aired on CBeebies in the UK in January 2015 and is available to audiences in over 150 territories including the US, China, Italy, France, Australia, Sweden and Canada.  Series three has been greenlit and is expected to transmit on CBeebies in autumn 2018.

Hey Duggee is based around 'The Squirrel Club' run by a big loveable and huggable dog called Duggee. It’s a place where children take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures & earn activity badges all along the way. Duggee teaches the Squirrels about being responsible, working as a team, taking acceptable risks and most importantly having fun! Critically acclaimed comedian Alexander Armstrong narrates the series alongside an outstanding cast of children who play the Squirrels.

 

TITLE: HEY DUGGEE THE STICK BADGE & OTHER STORIES

The Stick Badge | The Collecting Badge | The Shadow Badge | The Theatre  Badge  The Memory Badge |

The Going Slow Badge | The Obstacle Course Badge | The Spooky Badge | The Space Badge |

The Harvest Badge | The Colour Badge |

RELEASE DATE: 26th March

RRP:  £10.20 (DVD) | £7.99 (EST)

EXTRAS: ‘Sing-Along Stick Song’

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