The Sooty Show - Netflix

Posted on Wed 03 April 2019 in netflix

The Sooty Show is a British children's television series that aired on BBC Television from 1955 until 1967, and on ITV from 1968-1992 It features the glove puppet characters Sooty, Sweep (who first appeared in 1957) and Soo (first appeared in 1964), and follows them in their many mischievous adventures. The show was presented from the 1955 to 1975 by Harry Corbett, and from 1976 to 1992 by his son, Matthew, as he bought the rights for Sooty for £35,000 from his father, and acted as the token human being. In 1981, The Sooty Show changed from a sketch-based format with a studio audience into a more sitcom-based format set in the Sooteries cottage.

The Sooty Show - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 20 minutes

Premier: 1968-07-30

The Sooty Show - Sooty - Netflix

Sooty is a British glove puppet television, stage, comic book and film character, who is a small yellow male bear with black ears and nose who likes to perform magic tricks and play practical jokes. Although mute to the audience, he is said to be able to communicate by 'whispering' in the ear of his handler. He was created by the puppeteer, magician and pianist Harry Corbett in 1948. Sooty debuted on local television in 1952, and the children's television shows that bear his name have continued in various forms since 1955 and, according to Guinness World Records, is the longest-running continuing children's programme in the UK.

The Sooty Show - Books - Netflix

For most years from 1957 to 1998, there was a Sooty Annual; no annual was published in 1987, 1988, or 1990. The early annuals were published by the London Daily Mirror. Later annuals were published by Purnell and Sons. The annuals feature an expanded cast of characters including: Sooty, who is shown as white not yellow and wears red trousers. Sweep, also white not grey, who walks on all fours like a normal dog, but can stand as a biped to play the bugle and so on. Cokey the Clown, another close friend of Sooty's. Mr Fusspot, Mayor of TV Town where the action takes place. PC Nab, one of the police of TV Town. Calico Joe, a fully clothed cat who smokes, always stands erect as a biped, and is a con man.

The Sooty Show - References - Netflix