Harry Corbett

Known for: Sooty (Creator)

Press clippings

Sooty at 70: Magic, water pistols & enduring popularity

When Harry Corbett bought a bear glove puppet on Blackpool's North Pier in 1948 to entertain his children, he could surely not have realised he was teaming up with a future TV icon.

Chris Long, BBC, 21st July 2018

BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed

The idea to introduce a female puppet to Sooty's children's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to intervene, a new documentary has revealed.

BBC News, 30th September 2016

Archive: 13 January 1968: BBC may lose Sooty to ITV

After 15 years, and about 200 programmes, dear old Auntie is showing signs of disenchantment with the puppet's creator Harry Corbett.

Anthony Tucker, The Guardian, 13th January 2015

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