The Sooty Show
The Sooty Show

The Sooty Show

  • TV sitcom
  • 1952

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The surprisingly turbulent history of Sooty

Flying pizza, a fake pregnancy and other tales from the world's longest-running kids' TV show.

Douglas McPherson, The Telegraph, 11th May 2022

100 BBC TV gamechangers

The Sooty Show, Goodness Gracious Me and Hancock's Half Hour have been named amongst 23 comedy titles in a BFI list of the 100 most important television programmes from the BBC, as the broadcaster marks its 100th anniversary.

British Film Institute, 28th April 2022

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

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