List of Sooty Show episodes

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This article is a list of episodes for long-running children's television series The Sooty Show.

The Sooty Show (**Harry Corbett Years**)[edit]

1955/1956: Series 1[edit]

Series titled Sooty until 1966.

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1" 16 January 1955 (1955-01-16)
"Episode 2" 30 January 1955 (1955-01-30)
"Episode 3" 13 February 1955 (1955-02-13)
"Episode 4" 27 February 1955 (1955-02-27)
"Episode 5" 13 March 1955 (1955-03-13)
"Episode 6" 27 March 1955 (1955-03-27)
"Episode 7" 17 April 1955 (1955-04-17)
"Episode 8" 1 May 1955 (1955-05-01)
"Episode 9" 29 May 1955 (1955-05-29)
"Episode 10" 12 June 1955 (1955-06-12)
"Episode 11" 26 June 1955 (1955-06-26)
"Episode 12 Sooty's Magic Shop" 17 July 1955 (1955-07-17)
"Episode 13 Sooty's Television Adventure" 24 July 1955 (1955-07-24)
"Episode 14 Sooty by the Sea" 7 August 1955 (1955-08-07)
"Episode 15 Sooty's Busy Day" 21 August 1955 (1955-08-21)
"Episode 16 Sooty to the Rescue" 4 September 1955 (1955-09-04)
"Episode 17" 18 September 1955 (1955-09-18)
"Episode 18 Sooty's Organ" 13 October 1955 (1955-10-13)
"Episode 19 Sooty at School" 16 October 1955 (1955-10-16)
"Episode 20 Sooty's Sweet Shop" 30 October 1955 (1955-10-30)
"Episode 21 Sooty's Christmas Pudding" 6 November 1955 (1955-11-06)
"Episode 22 Sooty, Be Good" 13 November 1955 (1955-11-13)
"Episode 23 Super Musician" 27 November 1955 (1955-11-27)
"Episode 24 Sooty's Garage" 11 December 1955 (1955-12-11)
"Episode 25 Sooty's Pantomime" 18 December 1955 (1955-12-18)
"Episode 26" 8 January 1956 (1956-01-08)
"Episode 27 Sooty's Chip Shop" 22 January 1956 (1956-01-22)
"Episode 28 Sooty the Fortune Teller" 5 February 1956 (1956-02-05)
"Episode 29" 19 February 1956 (1956-02-19)
"Episode 30 Sooty's All Star Variety" 4 March 1956 (1956-03-04)
"Episode 31 The Sooty Engineering Co?" 18 March 1956 (1956-03-18)
"Episode 32 The Sooty Engineering Co" 1 April 1956 (1956-04-01)
"Episode 33 Sooty at the Potters Wheel" 15 April 1956 (1956-04-15)
"Episode 34 Sooty the Waiter" 29 April 1956 (1956-04-29)
"Episode 35 Sooty the Champ" 13 May 1956 (1956-05-13)
"Episode 36 Sherlock Sooty" 27 May 1956 (1956-05-27)
"Episode 37 Sooty's Paint Shop" 10 June 1956 (1956-06-10)
"Episode 38 Sooty by the Sea" 24 June 1956 (1956-06-24)

1956/1957: Series 2[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1" 7 October 1956 (1956-10-07)
"Episode 2 Sooty the Scout" 21 October 1956 (1956-10-21)
"Episode 3 Sooty's Space Suit" 4 November 1956 (1956-11-04)
"Episode 4 Sooty the Super Musician" 2 December 1956 (1956-12-02)
"Episode 5 Sooty's Engineering Co. Ltd" 16 December 1956 (1956-12-16)
"Episode 6 Sootyson Crusoe" 23 December 1956 (1956-12-23)
"Episode 7 Sooty's Television Shop" 6 January 1957 (1957-01-06)
"Episode 8 Teatime with Sooty" 20 January 1957 (1957-01-20)
"Episode 9 Sooty the Photographer" 3 February 1957 (1957-02-03)
"Episode 10" 17 February 1957 (1957-02-17)
"Episode 11 Sooty's Garage" 3 March 1957 (1957-03-03)
"Episode 12 Sooty and Sweep - Pork Butchers" 17 March 1957 (1957-03-17)
"Episode 13 The Great Sooty" 31 March 1957 (1957-03-31)
"Episode 14" 14 April 1957 (1957-04-14)
"Episode 15" 21 April 1957 (1957-04-21)
"Episode 16" 5 May 1957 (1957-05-05)
"Episode 17" 19 May 1957 (1957-05-19)
"Episode 18" 2 June 1957 (1957-06-02)
"Episode 19" 16 June 1957 (1957-06-16)
"Episode 20" 30 June 1957 (1957-06-30)

1957/1958: Series 3[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1" 29 September 1957 (1957-09-29)
"Episode 2" 13 October 1957 (1957-10-13)
"Episode 3" 27 October 1957 (1957-10-27)
"Episode 4" 10 November 1957 (1957-11-10)
"Episode 5" 24 November 1957 (1957-11-24)
"Episode 6" 8 December 1957 (1957-12-08)
"Episode 7 Sooty's Christmas Dream" 22 December 1957 (1957-12-22)
"Episode 8" 5 January 1958 (1958-01-05)
"Episode 9" 19 January 1958 (1958-01-19)
"Episode 10" 2 February 1958 (1958-02-02)
"Episode 11" 16 February 1958 (1958-02-16)
"Episode 12" 2 March 1958 (1958-03-02)
"Episode 13" 16 March 1958 (1958-03-16)
"Episode 14" 30 March 1958 (1958-03-30)
"Episode 15 Sooty's Chemist Shop" 13 April 1958 (1958-04-13)
"Episode 16" 27 April 1958 (1958-04-27)
"Episode 17 Sooty's Car" 11 May 1958 (1958-05-11)
"Episode 18" 25 May 1958 (1958-05-25)
"Episode 19" 8 June 1958 (1958-06-08)
"Episode 20" 22 June 1958 (1958-06-22)
"Episode 21" 6 July 1958 (1958-07-06)

1958/1959: Series 4[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1" 12 October 1958 (1958-10-12)
"Episode 2" 26 October 1958 (1958-10-26)
"Episode 3" 9 November 1958 (1958-11-09)
"Episode 4" 23 November 1958 (1958-11-23)
"Episode 5" 7 December 1958 (1958-12-07)
"Episode 6" 21 December 1958 (1958-12-21)
"Episode 7" 4 January 1959 (1959-01-04)
"Episode 8 Sooty's on Cruise" 18 January 1959 (1959-01-18)
"Episode 9" 1 February 1959 (1959-02-01)
"Episode 10" 15 February 1959 (1959-02-15)
"Episode 11" 1 March 1959 (1959-03-01)
"Episode 12" 15 March 1959 (1959-03-15)
"Episode 13" 5 April 1959 (1959-04-05)
"Episode 14" 12 April 1959 (1959-04-12)
"Episode 15 Sooty's Pottery" 26 April 1959 (1959-04-26)
"Episode 16 Sooty's Safari part 1: Jungle Danger" 24 May 1959 (1959-05-24)
"Episode 17 Sooty's Safari part 2: The Cliff" 31 May 1959 (1959-05-31)
"Episode 18 Sooty's Safari part 3: The Wild Man" 7 June 1959 (1959-06-07)
"Episode 19" 21 June 1959 (1959-06-21)

1959/1960: Series 5[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1" 11 October 1959 (1959-10-11)
"Episode 2 Sooty's Shop" 25 October 1959 (1959-10-25)
"Episode 3" 8 November 1959 (1959-11-08)
"Episode 4" 22 November 1959 (1959-11-22)
"Episode 5" 6 December 1959 (1959-12-06)
"Episode 6 Christmas Shopping" 20 December 1959 (1959-12-20)
"Episode 7" 3 January 1960 (1960-01-03)
"Episode 8" 17 January 1960 (1960-01-17)
"Episode 9" 31 January 1960 (1960-01-31)
"Episode 10" 14 February 1960 (1960-02-14)
"Episode 11" 28 February 1960 (1960-02-28)
"Episode 12" 13 March 1960 (1960-03-13)
"Episode 13" 27 March 1960 (1960-03-27)
"Episode 14" 10 April 1960 (1960-04-10)
"Episode 15" 24 April 1960 (1960-04-24)
"Episode 16" 8 May 1960 (1960-05-08)
"Episode 17" 22 May 1960 (1960-05-22)
"Episode 18" 5 June 1960 (1960-06-05)
"Episode 19 Sooty the Fireman" 19 June 1960 (1960-06-19)

1960/1961: Series 6[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Back to School" 9 October 1960 (1960-10-09)
"Episode 2 A Music Lesson" 23 October 1960 (1960-10-23)
"Episode 3 An Expresso Bar" 6 November 1960 (1960-11-06)
"Episode 4 Their Latest Theatre Show" 20 November 1960 (1960-11-20)
"Episode 5 Christmas Pud" 4 December 1960 (1960-12-04)
"Episode 6 Sooty's Post Office" 18 December 1960 (1960-12-18)
"Episode 7 Christmas Party" 27 December 1960 (1960-12-27)
"Episode 8" 8 January 1961 (1961-01-08)
"Episode 9" 22 January 1961 (1961-01-22)
"Episode 10" 5 February 1961 (1961-02-05)
"Episode 11" 19 February 1961 (1961-02-19)
"Episode 12" 5 March 1961 (1961-03-05)
"Episode 13" 19 March 1961 (1961-03-19)
"Episode 14 The Sooty Dance Orchestra" 3 April 1961 (1961-04-03)
"Episode 15" 16 April 1961 (1961-04-16)
"Episode 16" 30 April 1961 (1961-04-30)
"Episode 17" 14 May 1961 (1961-05-14)
"Episode 18 A Music Lesson rpt" 28 May 1961 (1961-05-28)
"Episode 19" 11 June 1961 (1961-06-11)
"Episode 20" 25 June 1961 (1961-06-25)

1961/1962: Series 7[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Holiday Flicks" 1 October 1961 (1961-10-01)
"Episode 2 In the Kitchen" 15 October 1961 (1961-10-15)
"Episode 3 Musk with a Difference" 29 October 1961 (1961-10-29)
"Episode 4 Sooty's Christmas Pantomime" 17 December 1961 (1961-12-17)
"Episode 5 Sooty's Circus" 27 December 1961 (1961-12-27)
"Episode 6 Sooty the Waiter" 7 January 1962 (1962-01-07)
"Episode 7 Sooty's on Cruise" 14 January 1962 (1962-01-14)
"Episode 8 Sooty the Super Musician" 21 January 1962 (1962-01-21)
"Episode 9 Bedtime with Sooty" 28 January 1962 (1962-01-28)
"Episode 10" 11 February 1962 (1962-02-11)
"Episode 11 Sooty's Sweet Shop" 25 February 1962 (1962-02-25)
"Episode 12 Sooty Takes Off" 11 March 1962 (1962-03-11)
"Episode 13 Sooty's Marionette Show" 25 March 1962 (1962-03-25)
"Episode 14 The Birthday Party" 8 April 1962 (1962-04-08)
"Episode 15 Sooty's Easter Eggs" 22 April 1962 (1962-04-22)
"Episode 16" 6 May 1962 (1962-05-06)

1962: Series 8[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Sooty's Caravan" 30 September 1962 (1962-09-30)
"Episode 2 The Adventures of Bessie Part 1" 7 October 1962 (1962-10-07)
"Episode 3 The Adventures of Bessie Part 2" 14 October 1962 (1962-10-14)
"Episode 4 Sooty's Road Excavations" 21 October 1962 (1962-10-21)
"Episode 5 Sooty's Butcher Shop" 28 October 1962 (1962-10-28)
"Episode 6 Take it Easy" 4 November 1962 (1962-11-04)
"Episode 7 The Punch and Sooty Show" 11 November 1962 (1962-11-11)
"Episode 8 Teatime with Sooty" 29 November 1962 (1962-11-29)
"Episode 9 Sooty's Clock Shop" 13 December 1962 (1962-12-13)
"Episode 10 Sweep's Christmas Adventure" 27 December 1962 (1962-12-27)

1963/1964: Series 9[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Sweet Dreams" 14 July 1963 (1963-07-14)
"Episode 2 Sooty's Toy Shop" 21 July 1963 (1963-07-21)
"Episode 3 Inferior Decorators" 28 July 1963 (1963-07-28)
"Episode 4 Sooty's Busy Day" 5 August 1963 (1963-08-05)
"Episode 5 The Great Corbett" 11 August 1963 (1963-08-11)
"Episode 6 Sooty's Dry-Cleaning Company" 18 August 1963 (1963-08-18)
"Episode 7 What a Jam" 25 August 1963 (1963-08-25)
"Episode 8 Sooty the Hairdresser" 1 September 1963 (1963-09-01)
"Episode 9 Sooty's Toy Factory" 8 September 1963 (1963-09-08)
"Episode 10 Magic in the Air" 15 September 1963 (1963-09-15)
"Episode 11 Sooty's Television Shop" 22 September 1963 (1963-09-22)
"Episode 12 Sooty the Super Musician" 29 September 1963 (1963-09-29)
"Episode 13 The Sooty Fisheries" 6 October 1963 (1963-10-06)
"Episode 14 Sooty's Theatre" 13 October 1963 (1963-10-13)
"Episode 15 Sweep Takes a Bath" 20 October 1963 (1963-10-20)
"Episode 16 Sooty the Chemist" 27 October 1963 (1963-10-27)
"Episode 17 Sooty's Christmas Party" 25 December 1963 (1963-12-25)
"Episode 18 Super Musicians" 29 December 1963 (1963-12-29)
"Episode 19 Pottering Around" 5 January 1964 (1964-01-05)
"Episode 20 Sooty the Cobbler" 12 January 1964 (1964-01-12)
"Episode 21 Sooty's Pet Shop" 19 January 1964 (1964-01-19)

1964: Series 10[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Sweet Dreams" 16 August 1964 (1964-08-16)
"Episode 2 Sooty and Sweep in the Garden" 23 August 1964 (1964-08-23)
"Episode 3 Old Time Music Hall" 30 August 1964 (1964-08-30)
"Episode 4 Car Capers" 6 September 1964 (1964-09-06)
"Episode 5 Music with a Difference" 13 September 1964 (1964-09-13)
"Episode 6 'Green' Grocers" 20 September 1964 (1964-09-20)

1965: Series 11[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Doctor Sooty" 24 January 1965 (1965-01-24)
"Episode 2 Good Morning Boys" 31 January 1965 (1965-01-31)
"Episode 3 Sooty's Solo" 7 February 1965 (1965-02-07)
"Episode 4 Sooty's Fisheries" 14 February 1965 (1965-02-14)
"Episode 5 Sooty's Grand Bazaar" 21 February 1965 (1965-02-21)
"Episode 6 The Case of the Missing Bones" 28 February 1965 (1965-02-28)
"Episode 7 Box of Tricks" 7 March 1965 (1965-03-07)
"Episode 8 Sootbox Jury" 14 March 1965 (1965-03-14)
"Episode 9 Send for Sooty" 21 March 1965 (1965-03-21)

1965/1966: Series 12[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Sooty at School" 3 October 1965 (1965-10-03)
"Episode 2 Picnic Time" 10 October 1965 (1965-10-10)
"Episode 3 Quiztime" 17 October 1965 (1965-10-17)
"Episode 4 Audition Time" 24 October 1965 (1965-10-24)
"Episode 5 Teatime with Sooty" 31 October 1965 (1965-10-31)
"Episode 6 Sooty's Music Shop" 7 November 1965 (1965-11-07)
"Episode 7 Introducing 'Enery" 14 November 1965 (1965-11-14)
"Episode 8 Sooty's Restaurant" 21 November 1965 (1965-11-21)
"Episode 9 Post Early" 28 November 1965 (1965-11-28)
"Episode 10 Space Dreams" 5 December 1965 (1965-12-05)
"Episode 11 Sooty's Panto Rehearsal" 12 December 1965 (1965-12-12)
"Episode 12 Christmas Shopping" 19 December 1965 (1965-12-19)
"Episode 13 Here we come a-wassailing" 26 December 1965 (1965-12-26)
"Episode 14 Fire" 2 January 1966 (1966-01-02)
"Episode 15 Sooty Looks Back" 9 January 1966 (1966-01-09)

1966/1967: Series 13[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 Sooty's Mammoth Circus" 9 October 1966 (1966-10-09)
"Episode 2 Sooty's Clock Shop" 16 October 1966 (1966-10-16)
"Episode 3 Get Moving" 23 October 1966 (1966-10-23)
"Episode 4 Sooty the Dentist" 30 October 1966 (1966-10-30)
"Episode 5 The Baby Sitters" 6 November 1966 (1966-11-06)
"Episode 6 The Theatrical Agents" 13 November 1966 (1966-11-13)
"Episode 7 Sooty the Ironmonger" 20 November 1966 (1966-11-20)
"Episode 8 The House that Sooty Built" 27 November 1966 (1966-11-27)
"Episode 9 The Haunted House" 4 December 1966 (1966-12-04)
"Episode 10 Sweep's Heap" 11 December 1966 (1966-12-11)
"Episode 11 Sooty's Christmas Dream" 18 December 1966 (1966-12-18)
"Episode 12 Sooty's Christmas Show" 26 December 1966 (1966-12-26)
"Episode 13 Barnacle Sooty the Sailor" 1 January 1967 (1967-01-01)

1967: Series 14[edit]

Series now being renamed The Sooty Show.

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 The Great Sausage Scandal" 10 September 1967 (1967-09-10)
"Episode 2 Dirty Work at the Cleaners" 17 September 1967 (1967-09-17)
"Episode 3 Trouble Bruin" 24 September 1967 (1967-09-24)
"Episode 4 A Store of Trouble" 1 October 1967 (1967-10-01)
"Episode 5 Corbetts Cottage" 8 October 1967 (1967-10-08)
"Episode 6 Curtains Up" 15 October 1967 (1967-10-15)
"Episode 7 Caravan Capers" 22 October 1967 (1967-10-22)
"Episode 8 Growing Pains" 29 October 1967 (1967-10-29)
"Episode 9 Holiday Flicks" 5 November 1967 (1967-11-05)
"Episode 10 The Ickle Ockle Manufacturing Company" 12 November 1967 (1967-11-12)
"Episode 11 The Winged Wonder part 1" 19 November 1967 (1967-11-19)
"Episode 12 The Winged Wonder part 2" 3 December 1967 (1967-12-03)
"Episode 13 The MacCorbett Millions part 1" 10 December 1967 (1967-12-10)
"Episode 14 The MacCorbett Millions part 2" 17 December 1967 (1967-12-17)
"Episode 15 The Carol Singers" 24 December 1967 (1967-12-24)
"Episode 16 Christmas Shopping" 25 December 1967 (1967-12-25)
This was the final BBC episode of Sooty

ITV (THAMES) Era: 1968 - 1975[edit]

1968: Series 1[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1" 30 July 1968 (1968-07-30)
This is the first episode of The Sooty Show on ITV
"Episode 2 Robert Harbin" 6 August 1968 (1968-08-06)
"Episode 3 Peter Butterworth" 13 August 1968 (1968-08-13)
"Episode 4 Desmond King" 20 August 1968 (1968-08-20)
"Episode 5 Poz" 27 August 1968 (1968-08-27)
"Episode 6 Gerry Marsden" 3 September 1968 (1968-09-03)
"Episode 7" 10 September 1968 (1968-09-10)
"Episode 8" 17 September 1968 (1968-09-17)
"Episode 9 Wally Whyton" 24 September 1968 (1968-09-24)
"Episode 10 Corbett, Corbett and Popplewell" 1 October 1968 (1968-10-01)
"Episode 11" 8 October 1968 (1968-10-08)
"Episode 12" 15 October 1968 (1968-10-15)
"Episode 13" 22 October 1968 (1968-10-22)
"Episode 14" 29 October 1968 (1968-10-29)
"Episode 15" 5 November 1968 (1968-11-05)
"Episode 16" 12 November 1968 (1968-11-12)
"Episode 17" 19 November 1968 (1968-11-19)
"Episode 18" 26 November 1968 (1968-11-26)
"Episode 19" 3 December 1968 (1968-12-03)
"Episode 20" 10 December 1968 (1968-12-10)
"Episode 21" 17 December 1968 (1968-12-17)
"Episode 22 Christmas Show" 24 December 1968 (1968-12-24)
"Episode 23 New Year Show" 31 December 1968 (1968-12-31)

1969: Series 2[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1" 6 August 1969 (1969-08-06)
"Episode 2 Roy Hudd" 13 August 1969 (1969-08-13)
"Episode 3 Hank Marvin" 20 August 1969 (1969-08-20)
"Episode 4 Billy Dainty" 27 August 1969 (1969-08-27)
"Episode 5 Denise Coffey" 3 September 1969 (1969-09-03)
"Episode 6" 10 September 1969 (1969-09-10)
"Episode 7 Frank Paulo and Mickey the Monkey" 17 September 1969 (1969-09-17)
"Episode 8" 24 September 1969 (1969-09-24)
"Episode 9 Lionel Blair" 1 October 1969 (1969-10-01)
"Episode 10 Cliff Richard" 8 October 1969 (1969-10-08)
"Episode 11 Billy Dainty" 15 October 1969 (1969-10-15)
"Episode 12 Poz" 22 October 1969 (1969-10-22)
"Episode 13 Roy Hudd" 29 October 1969 (1969-10-29)
"Christmas Special" 23 December 1969 (1969-12-23)
First episode in colour?

1970: Series 3[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Arthur Askey, Bonita Shaw" 27 April 1970 (1970-04-27)
"Episode 2 Gerry Marsden" 5 May 1970 (1970-05-05)
"Episode 3 Eric Delaney" 12 May 1970 (1970-05-12)
"Episode 4 The Skating Meteors" 19 May 1970 (1970-05-19)
"Episode 5 Roy Hudd and Michael Harvey" 26 May 1970 (1970-05-26)
"Episode 6 Arthur Mullard" 1 June 1970 (1970-06-01)
"Episode 7 Peter Butterworth" 8 June 1970 (1970-06-08)
"Episode 8 Larry Parker" 15 June 1970 (1970-06-15)
"Episode 9 Arthur Askey" 22 June 1970 (1970-06-22)
"Episode 10 Sandy Powell" 29 June 1970 (1970-06-29)
"Episode 11 Janet Brown" 6 July 1970 (1970-07-06)
"Episode 12 Roy Hudd and Michael Harvey" 13 July 1970 (1970-07-13)
"Episode 13 Matthew Corbett" 20 July 1970 (1970-07-20)
"Episode 14" 27 July 1970 (1970-07-27)

1970: Series 4[edit]

"Episode 1" 4 September 1970 (1970-09-04)
"Episode 2" 11 September 1970 (1970-09-11)
"Episode 3" 18 September 1970 (1970-09-18)
"Episode 4" 25 September 1970 (1970-09-25)
"Episode 5" 2 October 1970 (1970-10-02)
"Episode 6" 9 October 1970 (1970-10-09)
"Episode 7" 16 October 1970 (1970-10-16)
"Episode 8" 23 October 1970 (1970-10-23)
"Episode 9" 30 October 1970 (1970-10-30)
"Episode 10" 6 November 1970 (1970-11-06)
"Episode 11" 13 November 1970 (1970-11-13)
"Episode 12" 20 November 1970 (1970-11-20)
"Episode 13" 27 November 1970 (1970-11-27)
"Episode 14" 4 December 1970 (1970-12-04)
"Episode 15" 11 December 1970 (1970-12-11)
"Episode 16" 18 December 1970 (1970-12-18)
"Christmas Special 1 1970" 24 December 1970 (1970-12-24)
"Christmas Special 2 1970" 25 December 1970 (1970-12-25)

1971: Series 5[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Mike and Bernie Winters" 6 January 1971 (1971-01-06)
"Episode 2" 13 January 1971 (1971-01-13)
"Episode 3 Ali Bongo" 20 January 1971 (1971-01-20)
"Episode 4 Lionel Blair" 27 January 1971 (1971-01-27)
"Episode 5 Ron Martin" 3 February 1971 (1971-02-03)
"Episode 6 Larry Parker" 10 February 1971 (1971-02-10)
"Episode 7 Gerry Marsden" 17 February 1971 (1971-02-17)
"Episode 8 Jack Tripp" 24 February 1971 (1971-02-24)
"Episode 9 Matthew Corbett" 3 March 1971 (1971-03-03)
"Episode 10 Mrs Mills" 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10)
"Episode 11 Davy Kaye" 17 March 1971 (1971-03-17)
"Episode 12 Alan Randall" 24 March 1971 (1971-03-24)
"Episode 13 Mike and Bernie Winters" 31 March 1971 (1971-03-31)

1971: Series 6[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Roy Hudd" 14 July 1971 (1971-07-14)
"Episode 2 Gerry Marsden" 21 July 1971 (1971-07-21)
"Episode 3 Ken Joy" 28 July 1971 (1971-07-28)
"Episode 4 Peter Glaze" 4 August 1971 (1971-08-04)
"Episode 5 Ali Bongo" 11 August 1971 (1971-08-11)
"Episode 6 Arthur Askey" 18 August 1971 (1971-08-18)
"Episode 7" 25 August 1971 (1971-08-25)
"Episode 8 Matthew Corbett" 1 September 1971 (1971-09-01)
"Episode 9 Roy Hudd" 8 September 1971 (1971-09-08)
"Episode 10 Wally Whyton" 15 September 1971 (1971-09-15)
"Episode 11 Peter Butterworth" 22 September 1971 (1971-09-22)
"Episode 12 Clifford Henry" 29 September 1971 (1971-09-29)
"Episode 13 Arthur Askey" 6 October 1971 (1971-10-06)

1972: Series 7[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Jimmy Jewel" 4 January 1972 (1972-01-04)
"Episode 2 Nigel Pegram" 11 January 1972 (1972-01-11)
"Episode 3 Larry Parker" 18 January 1972 (1972-01-18)
"Episode 4 Matthew Corbett" 25 January 1972 (1972-01-25)
"Episode 5 Roger Floss" 1 February 1972 (1972-02-01)
"Episode 6 Ivor Emmanuel" 8 February 1972 (1972-02-08)
"Episode 7 George Chisholm" 15 February 1972 (1972-02-15)
"Episode 8 Billy Glass" 22 February 1972 (1972-02-22)
"Episode 9 Gerry Marsden" 29 February 1972 (1972-02-29)
"Episode 10 Janet Brown" 7 March 1972 (1972-03-07)
"Episode 11 Ali Bongo" 14 March 1972 (1972-03-14)

1972: Series 8[edit]

This series had Wally Whyton and Matthew Corbett on every edition

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1" 12 September 1972 (1972-09-12)
"Episode 2" 19 September 1972 (1972-09-19)
"Episode 3" 26 September 1972 (1972-09-26)
"Episode 4" 3 October 1972 (1972-10-03)
"Episode 5" 10 October 1972 (1972-10-10)
"Episode 6 Percy Press" 17 October 1972 (1972-10-17)
"Episode 7" 24 October 1972 (1972-10-24)
"Episode 8" 31 October 1972 (1972-10-31)
"Episode 9" 7 November 1972 (1972-11-07)
"Episode 10" 14 November 1972 (1972-11-14)
"Episode 11" 21 November 1972 (1972-11-21)
"Episode 12" 28 November 1972 (1972-11-28)
"Episode 13" 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05)

1973: Series 9[edit]

Gerry Marsden and Matthew Corbett appear in every edition

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1" 11 April 1973 (1973-04-11)
"Episode 2" 18 April 1973 (1973-04-18)
"Episode 3" 25 April 1973 (1973-04-25)
"Episode 4" 2 May 1973 (1973-05-02)
"Episode 5" 9 May 1973 (1973-05-09)
"Episode 6" 16 May 1973 (1973-05-16)
"Episode 7" 23 May 1973 (1973-05-23)
"Episode 8" 30 May 1973 (1973-05-30)
"Episode 9" 6 June 1973 (1973-06-06)
"Episode 10" 13 June 1973 (1973-06-13)
"Episode 11" 20 June 1973 (1973-06-20)
"Episode 12" 27 June 1973 (1973-06-27)
"Episode 13" 4 July 1973 (1973-07-04)

1973: Series 10[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Roy Hudd" 25 September 1973 (1973-09-25)
"Episode 2 Johnny Hackett" 2 October 1973 (1973-10-02)
"Episode 3 Eric Delaney" 9 October 1973 (1973-10-09)
"Episode 4 Jack Douglas" 16 October 1973 (1973-10-16)
"Episode 5 Ali Bongo" 23 October 1973 (1973-10-23)
"Episode 6 The Carrot Crunchers" 30 October 1973 (1973-10-30)
"Episode 7 Wally Whyton" 6 November 1973 (1973-11-06)
"Episode 8 George Chisholm" 13 November 1973 (1973-11-13)
"Episode 9 Matthew Corbett" 20 November 1973 (1973-11-20)
"Episode 10 Matthew Corbett" 27 November 1973 (1973-11-27)
"Episode 11 Alan Shaxon" 4 December 1973 (1973-12-04)
"Episode 12 Matthew Corbett and Gerry Marsden" 11 December 1973 (1973-12-11)
"Episode 13 Jack Douglas" 18 December 1973 (1973-12-18)

1974: Series 11[edit]

Matthew Corbett from this series onwards appears on the show more regularly

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Freddie Davies" 6 March 1974 (1974-03-06)
"Episode 2 Deryck Guyler" 13 March 1974 (1974-03-13)
"Episode 3 Gerry Marsden" 20 March 1974 (1974-03-20)
"Episode 4 Wally Whyton" 27 March 1974 (1974-03-27)
"Episode 5 Freddie Davies" 3 April 1974 (1974-04-03)
"Episode 6 Gerry Marsden" 10 April 1974 (1974-04-10)
"Episode 7 Poz" 17 April 1974 (1974-04-17)
"Episode 8 Roy Hudd" 24 April 1974 (1974-04-24)
"Episode 9 Gerry Marsden" 1 May 1974 (1974-05-01)
"Episode 10 Gerry Marsden" 8 May 1974 (1974-05-08)
"Episode 11 Peter Butterworth" 15 May 1974 (1974-05-15)
"Episode 12 Gerry Marsden" 22 May 1974 (1974-05-22)
"Episode 13 Gerry Marsden" 29 May 1974 (1974-05-29)

1974/1975: Series 12[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Christmas Special, Gerry Marsden, Charmian Dore, Freddie Davies, Karl Johnson, Julian Littman" 25 December 1974 (1974-12-25)
"Episode 2 Rolf Harris" 31 December 1974 (1974-12-31)
"Episode 3 Gerry Marsden" 7 January 1975 (1975-01-07)
"Episode 4 Freddie Davies" 14 January 1975 (1975-01-14)
"Episode 5 Gerry Marsden" 21 January 1975 (1975-01-21)
"Episode 6 Ed Stewart" 28 January 1975 (1975-01-28)
"Episode 7 Gerry Marsden" 4 February 1975 (1975-02-04)
"Episode 8 Ken Goodwin" 11 February 1975 (1975-02-11)
"Episode 9 Gerry Marsden" 18 February 1975 (1975-02-18)
"Episode 10 Rolf Harris" 25 February 1975 (1975-02-25)
"Episode 11 Gerry Marsden" 4 March 1975 (1975-03-04)
"Episode 12 Freddie Davies" 11 March 1975 (1975-03-11)
"Episode 13 Gerry Marsden" 18 March 1975 (1975-03-18)
"Episode 14 Ali Bongo" 25 March 1975 (1975-03-25)

1975: Series 13[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Gerry Marsden" 24 September 1975 (1975-09-24)
"Episode 2 Roy Hudd" 1 October 1975 (1975-10-01)
"Episode 3 Deryck Guyler" 8 October 1975 (1975-10-08)
"Episode 4 Bernard Cribbins" 15 October 1975 (1975-10-15)
"Episode 5 Gerry Marsden" 22 October 1975 (1975-10-22)
"Episode 6 Dora Bryan" 29 October 1975 (1975-10-29)
"Episode 7 Deryck Guyler" 5 November 1975 (1975-11-05)
"Episode 8 Gerry Marsden" 12 November 1975 (1975-11-12)
"Episode 9 Bernard Cribbins" 19 November 1975 (1975-11-19)
"Episode 10 Dora Bryan" 26 November 1975 (1975-11-26)
"Episode 11" 3 December 1975 (1975-12-03)
"Episode 12" 10 December 1975 (1975-12-10)
"Episode 13" 17 December 1975 (1975-12-17)
"Episode 14 Christmas Special, Billy Dainty" 24 December 1975 (1975-12-24)

Billy Dainty was the last episode with Harry Corbett

The Sooty Show (**Matthew Corbett Years**)[edit]

1976: Series 1[edit]

Freddie Davies was the first episode with Matthew Corbett

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Freddie Davies" 6 October 1976 (1976-10-06)
"Episode 2 Gerry Marsden with Derek Franks" 13 October 1976 (1976-10-13)
"Episode 3 Rosemary Squires" 20 October 1976 (1976-10-20)
"Episode 4 Gerry Marsden with Derek Franks" 27 October 1976 (1976-10-27)
"Episode 5 Mel Harvey" 3 November 1976 (1976-11-03)
"Episode 6 Freddie Davies" 10 November 1976 (1976-11-10)
"Episode 7 Denise Coffey" 17 November 1976 (1976-11-17)
"Episode 8 Rosemary Squires" 24 November 1976 (1976-11-24)
"Episode 9 Gerry Marsden with Derek Franks" 1 December 1976 (1976-12-01)
"Episode 10 Ali Bongo" 8 December 1976 (1976-12-08)
"Episode 11 Gerry Marsden with Derek Franks" 15 December 1976 (1976-12-15)
"Episode 12 Christmas Special, Gerry Marsden with Derek Franks" 22 December 1976 (1976-12-22)
"Episode 13 Gerry Marsden" 29 December 1976 (1976-12-29)

1977: Series 2[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Rainbow's Zippy, George, Bungle and Geoffrey Hayes" 6 September 1977 (1977-09-06)
"Episode 2 Annette Mason" 13 September 1977 (1977-09-13)
"Episode 3 Ivor Wynne" 20 September 1977 (1977-09-20)
Sooty has opened a boutique and in the regular 'Harry Remembers' segment, Harry recalls the day Matthew gave Sooty a new magic spell book.
"Episode 4 Ali Bongo" 27 September 1977 (1977-09-27)
Sweep the 'Astro-Dog' blasts off to the moon from Cape Caramel and in Harry Remembers, Harry recalls one of Sooty's inventions - Henry the Robot.
"Episode 5 Joe Brown" 4 October 1977 (1977-10-04)
It's Sweep's birthday and he thinks everyone has forgot, but a surprise party is planned. Later, Sweep gets the This Is Your Life treatment and 'Harry Remembers' when Sooty was a cowboy and he talks to Crampian the Blunder Horse.
"Episode 6 Dale Martin and Boobsey Dog" 11 October 1977 (1977-10-11)
"Episode 7 Rod, Jane and Roger" 18 October 1977 (1977-10-18)
Matthew visits Sooty's butchers shop which is full of surprises, while 'Harry Remembers' when Matthew became the local council’s Hole-in-the-Road inspector.
"Episode 8 Teddy Alexander" 25 October 1977 (1977-10-25)
Matthew tries to post his parcels at Sooty's Post Office, while Harry Remembers when Sooty decided to run a zoo!
"Episode 9 Roy Earl" 1 November 1977 (1977-11-01)
Matthew should have known better than to eat Sooty's lighter-than-air fairy cakes when he's left in suspended in the air! Sooty and Sweep visit storyland where they come face to face with a wicked witch, guest Roy Earl needs some help when he tries to make cakes for his tea and Harry remembers an ugly duckling.
"Episode 10 Victor Burnett and June" 8 November 1977 (1977-11-08)
Matthew visits Sooty's chemist shop, but ends up with an headache from it! The guest is Victor Burnett with his assistant June and perform magic tricks involving fire and Harry Remembers when he chartered an aeroplane, that ended up being piloted by Sooty!
"Episode 11 Bernard Bresslaw" 15 November 1977 (1977-11-15)
Sooty and the gang have a go at film making, while guest Bernard Bresslaw famous for his roles in the Carry On films, discovers Sooty and Sweep do have legs! Harry remembers when Sooty and Sweep met a Koala and Matthew goes on safari in the jungle.
"Episode 12 Kovari" 22 November 1977 (1977-11-22)
Sooty and Sweep are looking for ways out of doing their homework, while the guest in this episode is magician and illusionist the great Kovari. In Harry Remembers, Harry recalls a show that featured a bird called Archie.
"Episode 13 Freddie Davies" 29 November 1977 (1977-11-29)

1978: Series 3[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Larry Parker" 20 September 1978 (1978-09-20)
Sweep wants to become Prime Minister and hopes the use of Sooty's Invention Centre will help, but it makes Sweep's legs longer and Matthew's shorter! The guest is children's entertainer Larry Parker.
"Episode 2 Dash's Chimpanzees" 27 September 1978 (1978-09-27)
Matthew holds an inventing contest, but most of the inventions don't work! Later Matthew visits the car wash, but it ends in chaos since Sooty and Sweep are in charge! The guests are Dash's Chimpanzees.
"Episode 3 Bryan Burden" 4 October 1978 (1978-10-04)
Matthew has trouble with Soo's invention at Sooty's invention centre, while guest Bryan Burden has problems using his magic cabinet (mainly due to his non co-operative assistants). Later Matthew has difficulties with getting Sooty, Sweep and Soo to bed.
"Episode 4 Jon Klox" 11 October 1978 (1978-10-11)
Matthew isn't feeling well, so hopefully Sooty's Invention Centre will provide the tonic he needs... guest Jon Klox performs some magic using clocks and watches. Matthew also tries to teach Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Butch how to play cricket!
"Episode 5 Annette Mason" 18 October 1978 (1978-10-18)
Matthew's best shirt has just come back from the dry cleaners, but Sooty wants to test out the cleaning fluid he's invented on it! The guest is singer Annette Mason. Later Matthew finds himself having lunch with 'city gent' Sweep!
"Episode 6 Victor Burnett and June" 25 October 1978 (1978-10-25)
With the help of Colin the Computer, Sooty makes some bread. Guests Victor Burnett and June perform some magic and Sooty tries his paw at plumbing unfortunately for Matthew!
"Episode 7 Shahid Malik" 1 November 1978 (1978-11-01)
In the Invention Centre, Sooty is busy building a robot, while the guest is illusionist Shahid Malik (who would go on to appear 15 years later in the Sooty & Co episode 'Clocks Galore') Also in this episode, Matthew takes Soo's Aunties baby out for a walk.
"Episode 8 Wendy Holden" 8 November 1978 (1978-11-08)
Sooty has invented a Sweep robot which fools Matthew, but when the real Sweep appears Matthew thinks it's the robot. Mayhem ensues when more robots appear! The guest is ventriloquist Wendy Holden and later Matthew visits Sooty's computerzied hairdressing salon!
"Episode 9 June Merlin" 15 November 1978 (1978-11-15)
Matthew travels through time using Sooty's Time and Space machine where he visits an haunted castle. The guest is June Merlin whose performance involves her magical doves.
"Episode 10 Holly Gray" 22 November 1978 (1978-11-22)
"Episode 11 Don Robertson" 29 November 1978 (1978-11-29)
Matthew finds himself in the Wild West at the Crazy Dog Saloon, while the guest is a European yo-yo champion, Don Robertson.
"Episode 12 Billy McComb" 6 December 1978 (1978-12-06)
"Episode 13 The Looneys" 13 December 1978 (1978-12-13)
Sooty demonstrates his action replay dream machine. The guests are acrobats The Looneys and later Sooty and friends are having their picnic in Soo's dream.

1980: Series 4[edit]

Guests Original airdate
"Episode 1 Alan Randall" 6 February 1980 (1980-02-06)
Sooty waves his magic wand and one by one he makes all his friends appear! In the first part of the adventure film, 'The Case of the Black Hand Sherlock Sooty goes in search of a master criminal (played by Bob Todd). The guest is musician Alan Randall.
"Episode 2 Paul Fox" 13 February 1980 (1980-02-13)
Matthew has taken a job as a school teacher, but his attempts at teaching Sooty and the gang flower arranging are hindered by Ramsbottom who keeps eating the flowers! The guest is juggler Paul Fox and in The Case of the Black Hand, the porridge goes splat as Matthew finds out!
"Episode 3 Clive Webb" 20 February 1980 (1980-02-20)
Colin the Computer is making badges, but when Sweep gets involved things go wrong! The guest is magician Clive Webb and in the Case of the Black Hand, Sherlock Sooty wonders if the Black Hand is posing as a policeman?
"Episode 4 Yuri and Tonya" 27 February 1980 (1980-02-27)
Sooty performs some magic, while later the gang find an antique snuff box. Also in this episode is the 4th part of The Case of the Black Hand, while clown Yuri and his assistant Tonya are the guests.
"Episode 5 Presto the Magic Rabbit with Mel Harvey" 5 March 1980 (1980-03-05)
Sooty performs a trick using a magic cabinet, while later the gang are preparing for Sooty's Disco by choosing a song which turns into chaos! Sherlock Sooty also continues his search for The Black Hand and the guest is Presto the Magic Rabbit assisted by Mel Harvey.
"Episode 6 Dawson Chance" 12 March 1980 (1980-03-12)
The gang are up to the usual mischief during an art class, while the special guest is ventriloquist Dawson Chance with his sleepy tortoise Cuddles. Also featured is the 6th part of adventure film, The Case of the Black Hand.
"Episode 7 Mr Crisco" 19 March 1980 (1980-03-19)
Sooty sets sail in his boat but unfortunately poor Sweep misses the boat! Later Sooty has to deal with an Octopus. The guest is magician Mr Crisco and part 7 of The Case of the Black Hand is also featured.
"Episode 8 Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall" 2 April 1980 (1980-04-02)
In this final episode of the 1980 series we visit Sooty's garden where he performs magic tricks with the flowers. The guest is ventriloquist Terry Hall with Lenny the Lion and also featured are the final parts to the adventure film, The Case of the Black Hand.
"The Sooty Christmas Show with the Cap and Bells Puppet Theatre" 25 December 1980 (1980-12-25)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo decide to wake Matthew with a Christmas song, with Matthew annoyed they are waking him so early. It also doesn't help that they want to have their Christmas party at 6 am in the morning! Matthew remembers the previous Christmas when he ended up with an exploded Christmas pudding on his face!

1981: Series 5[edit]

From this series onwards, all episodes were based in the Sooteries cottage, following a sitcom format.

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 - Bangcorn" 5 January 1981 (1981-01-05)
Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Matthew have bangcorn for breakfast. Then Matthew try to get rid of a mole that is digging up the lawn... but it turns out to be Sweep looking for his bone.
"Episode 2 - Matthew's Car" 12 January 1981 (1981-01-12)
Sooty and Sweep help Matthew with his red car, but it starts falling apart. So he takes his car for a drive, but it breaks down. Sooty and Sweep try to help, but his car catches on fire. When the fireman comes, he rescues Matthew.
"Episode 3 - Hot Air Balloon" 19 January 1981 (1981-01-19)
Sweep keeps falling asleep so Matthew decides to send him up in a hot air balloon to keep him awake, with Sooty holding on to the balloon with rope. However the rope snaps and Sweep goes flying off across the countryside! Matthew and Sooty chase the balloon in the Sooty mobile!
"Episode 4 - Music" 26 January 1981 (1981-01-26)
Matthew is asleep in bed, but is suddenly awakened by loud music coming from Sooty, Sweep and Soo's bedroom. Matthew makes them turn the music off and get back into bed. However the peace does not last long as the gang then decide to play classical music instead, then followed by dance band music!
"Episode 5 - Picnic" 2 February 1981 (1981-02-02)
Matthew is awoken as Soo is shouting at him. When he comes to see what she wants she tells him she is ill and Matthew agrees to cook her a nice breakfast. When he asks Sweep to help, Sweep says he's got the flu and would like the same as Soo. Sooty claims to have dizzy spells, which leaves Matthew to sort out the breakfast. However Matthew discovers that the gang were only pretending to be ill to get breakfast in bed.
"Episode 6 - Be Kind to Matthew Day!" 9 February 1981 (1981-02-09)
Sooty is training for a boxing match with Butch. Sooty, Sweep and Soo decide to have a 'be kind to Matthew day', which begins with the gang deciding to make him his breakfast in bed. Soo asks Sweep to make the tea and Sooty to make some toast, while Soo will make some porridge. However Sweep remembers he is not allowed to use the kettle, so decides to make the tea with hot water from the tap and a ton of sugar! Sooty has problems using the toaster, with the toast coming out black!
"Episode 7 - Boxing" 16 February 1981 (1981-02-16)

Sooty is outside in the garden training as he is about to take part in a boxing match against Butch, who is the current champion. Matthew explains that Sooty has been training every morning while Sweep and Soo have been asleep and assures Soo that Sooty is in great shape! Matthew has made Sooty a huge breakfast, but before he can eat it, Butch arrives boasting that he is going easily beat Sooty.

Last episode featuring Marjorie Corbett as the voice of Soo

1981: Series 6[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 - Bob a Job" 14 September 1981 (1981-09-14)

Matthew enters Sooty, Sweep and Soo's bedroom to wake them up and notices how untidy it is! Matthew tells them that he wants the bedroom tidied up before they come downstairs for breakfast. Sweep's idea of tidying is throwing his bones on the floor, while Soo can't decide where to put her clothes and decides to put them away later. Sooty decides to put his stuff on Sweep's bed, which Sweep later moves back.

First episode featuring Brenda Longman as the voice of Soo.
"Episode 2 - Sweep Can't Sleep" 21 September 1981 (1981-09-21)
Sooty and Soo are up bright and early, having had a good nights sleep, however Sweep is still fast asleep. Soo is busy in the bathroom with different fragrances, leaving Sooty waiting for his bath. By the time Sooty and Soo are downstairs for breakfast, Sweep still isn't up! Matthew goes to get him up, but Sweep is snoring away.
"Episode 3 - A Photo for Auntie" 28 September 1981 (1981-09-28)
Matthew purchases a camera and wants to take photos of Sooty, Sweep and Soo to post to Auntie Maude.
Matthew at last captures some photos of Sooty, Sweep and Soo but Sweep loosens the films and it is messed up. Soo says the boys can take photos of Matthew which he agrees to.
Matthew, Sooty and Sweep go to the rural area and take some pictures of Matthew. But, Matthew doesn't have a great deal of fortune as he falls of a fence and then has a problem with a bull.
"Episode 4 - Safety First" 5 October 1981 (1981-10-05)

Matthew doesn't have a very good start to the day as he trips on a toy car belonging to Sooty and Sweep. He is telling Sooty, Sweep and Soo about all the dangers in the house. But, Matthew has lots of accidents and ends up being run over by a bike.

NOTE: Richard Lockwood guest stars in this episode as the Vicar on his bicycle
"Episode 5 - Under Canvas" 12 October 1981 (1981-10-12)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo in their bedroom, in the kitchen and in the garage make their own camps. Sooty, Sweep and Soo play camps in the house and create a lot of trouble. On pretend journeys they go on safari in Africa, find themselves on a battlefield and even imagine they are camping in a submarine. But their greatest adventure in this show comes in a story where they are told about being under canvas on an island.
"Episode 6 - Saving for a Holiday" 19 October 1981 (1981-10-19)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo want to save money for their holiday. They save on washing powder and Matthew needs to repair some things to save money, so Sooty lends Matthew a hand and it goes badly wrong!
"Episode 7 - Lazy Day" 26 October 1981 (1981-10-26)
Matthew decides he will have a peaceful day. He wants to read his newspaper but something keeps on occurring with the newspaper every time he attempts to read it!
"Episode 8 - Time for Magic" 2 November 1981 (1981-11-02)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo send an invitation for the kids to come round the house to watch a magic show.
"Episode 9 - Connie Comes to Tea" 9 November 1981 (1981-11-09)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo have a special guest coming round to visit them, so Matthew and Sooty choose to bake a cake, but Sweep puts his bone in it!
Connie is the special guest and Sweep makes a banner for her but doesn't spell it right! Connie has a few accidents when she’s there, but all is forgiven. Connie gives out gifts to them, Sooty gets a book Sweep gets a bone Soo gets a pink dress and Matthew gets flowers. NOTE: This was the first episode to feature Connie Creighton.
"Episode 10 - (Sleep Walking with Sherlock Sooty)" 16 November 1981 (1981-11-16)

The food at Sooty's house has gone missing. Sherlock Sooty visits Matthew and blames him for pinching the food. Matthew believes it was the window cleaner pinching it.
But in the end it has been an important person sleepwalking, but whom? Sweep turns out to be the culprit. It turns out he has been sleepwalking during the night.

NOTE: On the TIMES DVD, the episode is mistakenly titled as Lazy Day. Peter Jago guest stars in this episode as the window cleaner
"Episode 11 - Unusual Pets" 23 November 1981 (1981-11-23)
Matthew and the gang investigate unusual pets.
"Episode 12 - Charity Begins at Home" 30 November 1981 (1981-11-30)
Chaos breaks out when Sooty, Sweep and Soo decide to launch a charity drive.
"Episode 13 - (The Sooty Christmas Show with Sooty Panto)" 21 December 1981 (1981-12-21)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are slightly upset as they can't go to a Christmas Pantomime due to terrible weather conditions, so they choose to have their own Pantomime and invite all of their friends. However, Matthew keeps changing the script.

1983: Series 7[edit]

(Note: these 1983 episodes were 10 minutes long and not the usual 20 mins)

"Episode 1 - Fishing" 5 January 1983 (1983-01-05)
Sooty decides to go fishing to see if he can do better than Matthew and catch the biggest fish. Sweep prefers to stay at home and play with his magic fish pond. By the end of the day, Matthew wishes he had stayed at home too.
"Episode 2 - Hide and Seek" 12 January 1983 (1983-01-12)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo play hide-and-seek and hide in many strange places. Matthew is not amused when they hide his breakfast and he has to seek it out. When Sweep gets lost, Soo doesn't want to play anymore, but all ends happily.
"Episode 3 - Model Maker" 19 January 1983 (1983-01-19)
Sooty and his friends make models and Matthew finds it hard to chew when he discovers his breakfast is not quite what it appears to be.
"Episode 4 - Read All About It" 26 January 1983 (1983-01-26)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo decide to publish their own newspaper in competition with Matthew, who they decide to interview for an article in their new daily paper. Find out what the gang does to Matthew, which makes him wish he'd never heard of the paper, Soo's News.
"Episode 5 - Fun Being Small" 2 February 1983 (1983-02-02)
Sooty decides that he wants to be tall.
"Episode 6 - Inventing" 9 February 1983 (1983-02-09)
Sweep sets to work on some amazing gadgets.
"Episode 7 - Classical Music" 16 February 1983 (1983-02-16)
Pop music is not Matthew's cup of tea - he prefers classical. But he is not allowed to enjoy it in peace and quiet.
"Episode 8 - Fat Matt" 23 February 1983 (1983-02-23)
Concerned about Matthew putting on weight, Soo, Sweep and Sooty decide to do something about it. But the diet they put him on not only reduces his weight - it stops him eating. Then when Sooty puts Matthew into his youth machine things get out of hand.
"Episode 9 - Alphonse" 13 April 1983 (1983-04-13)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo want to be nice to Alphonse when he pays a visit. But when they get blamed for his nasty habits they have to think of ways of dealing with him, and Matthew lends a hand. Matthew soon realises Alphonse is not so innocent and they decide to teach Alphonse a lesson!... An interesting point to note is that Alphonse is played by Matthew Corbett's son, Ben Corbett!
"Episode 10 - Magic Box Show" 20 April 1983 (1983-04-20)
Sooty puts on a magic show in his living room for some children. Similar to a 1981 episode, but in this one they load the Sootymobile with the magic tricks, but when they drive away they all fall out the back of the van. Sooty, Sweep and Soo are up early as they are preparing for the show, with Soo checking her mic, Sweep counting some coins and Sooty brushing a toy dog. Matthew shouts to them to hurry up and 'gets their skates on' which they take literally and decide to roller skate around the bathroom!
"Episode 11 - Snuffles" 27 April 1983 (1983-04-27)
A rabbit called Snuffles comes to stay with Sooty, but he eats too much. Sooty, Sweep and Soo are up early and they are playing with their toy rabbits, while Sweep is playing with his bone. Matthew comes to see what they are up to and comments that they are like rabbits, with Soo agreeing and telling Matthew she wishes he'd let them have their own pet rabbit.
"Episode 12 - Holiday Homework" 4 May 1983 (1983-05-04)
It's the last day of the school holidays and Sooty, Sweep and Soo get into a panic when Matthew discovers that they have not finished their homework or organized their uniforms. They also all need to practice the piano, so they play together.
"Episode 13 - Noise" 11 May 1983 (1983-05-11)
One thing that Matthew likes above all is silence - which he rarely gets living with Sooty, Sweep and Soo. Driven mad by the noise in the house, he tries to find peace and quiet in the countryside. But, it turns out that the country isn't as quiet as he expected.

1983/1984: Series 8[edit]

This series had a 20 episode run, the longest series of Sooty, Matthew Corbett era ever made.

Title Original airdate
"Episode 1 - The Dancer" 14 October 1983 (1983-10-14)

A new series of adventures with Sooty and the gang. Sweep wants to become a ballet dancer and is helped with his ambition by Sooty and Soo. Matthew decides he can be as good as Sweep, but meets his downfall when his teacher turns out to be Bonnie Langford.

Guest starring Bonnie Langford
"Episode 2 - The Stuntman" 21 October 1983 (1983-10-21)
Sooty rides high when he, Sweep and Soo are taken to watch the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team performing their acrobatics. Sooty joins in, and Matthew falls foul of the team when they use him in one of their stunts.
"Episode 3 - Under the Sun" 28 October 1983 (1983-10-28)
Matthew and Sooty enjoy sunbathing and decide to make the most of the hot weather, but they soon wish the sun had never shone, because Soo and Sweep begin to clean up the house.
"Episode 4 - Home Video" 4 November 1983 (1983-11-04)

Matthew gets a camcorder to record the daily activities of Sooty, Sweep and Soo, but trouble begins when they object to having their private lives made public. Also, Steve Steen and Jim Sweeney star in the video adventure story, Travels in Teddington.

NOTE: Steve Steen and Jim Sweeney guest stars in this episode
"Episode 5 - Body Building" 11 November 1983 (1983-11-11)

When the local paper runs a competition to find the strongest man, Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Matthew decide to enter. They use some body building machines to build up their strength and muscles. Then Geoff Capes, the strongest man in Britain arrives on the scene.

NOTE: Geoff Capes guest stars in this episode
"Episode 6 - Guinea Pig and The Flea of Circus" 18 November 1983 (1983-11-18)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo all have their own favourite pets. Sooty likes performing fleas, the other a guinea pig. Matthew discovers he doesn't care for either when the animals drive him out of the house. But he calms down when Percy Edwards introduces him to some other interesting animals.

NOTE: Percy Edwards guest stars in this episode
"Episode 7 - Sooty Alone" 25 November 1983 (1983-11-25)
When Sweep and Soo go on holiday, Sooty has Matthew all to himself, but problems soon arise.
"Episode 8 - Football Crazy" 2 December 1983 (1983-12-02)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo are mad about football, and Matthew is mad with them because they play the game inside the house. He gets Mark Chamberlain, a top professional footballer, to play with them on a local pitch. Matthew thinks he's a good goalie, but Mark and Sooty soon show him otherwise.

NOTE: Mark Chamberlain guest stars in this episodes
"Episode 9 - Soo's Party Problem" 9 December 1983 (1983-12-09)

Soo's going to a party, but the rest of the gang are a bit jealous and are hindering her when she tries to get ready. But all's well when she brings home Ray Allen and Lord Charles.

NOTE: Ray Alan and Lord Charles guest star in this episode
"Episode 10 - Return of Alphonse" 16 December 1983 (1983-12-16)
When Alphonse comes to stay with Sooty, Sweep and Soo he brings his charming little sister with him -- but she turns out to be not so charming after all.
"Episode 11 - The Magic Wand" 30 December 1983 (1983-12-30)
Sooty gets out his magic wand and some amazing things happen.
"Episode 12 - All Blocked Up" 6 January 1984 (1984-01-06)

Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are having trouble with the plumbing, but they get some help from swimmer Duncan Goodhew. It's early morning in Sooty's house and Sooty, Sweep and Soo have slept in Matthew's bed. Sooty, Sweep and Soo wake up to hear Matthew talking in his sleep. When Matthew asks for the tin opener Sooty hands it to him!

NOTE: Duncan Goodhew guest stars in this episode
"Episode 13 - Father's Day" 13 January 1984 (1984-01-13)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo give Matthew breakfast in bed for Father's day. They take him on a picnic in the garden. Later Matthew's father Harry Corbett comes to see him. He has come around to the house, to show the gang the new house he's made for Sooty, Sweep and Soo.

NOTE: Harry Corbett guest stars in this episode
"Episode 14 - It's a Cold World" 20 January 1984 (1984-01-20)

Sooty and Sweep have colds and are feeling sorry for themselves. In searching for a cure in Sooty's Grandad's magic cold cure book they meet Paul Goddard the clown. When Soo catches the cold, the gang decide to go to bed with a hot drink and a story from Matthew.

NOTE: Richard Gauntlet guest stars in this episode as Professor Crump the Clown
"Episode 15 - Bring and Buy" 27 January 1984 (1984-01-27)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo decide to have a bring-and-buy sale in their garden in aid of their Cub and Brownie pack, and Ted Moult arrives to help them.

NOTE: Ted Moult guest stars in this episode
"Episode 16 - The Brush Off" 3 February 1984 (1984-02-03)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo have become artists, but like all beginners they seem to get more on themselves than on their canvasses. By the end of the day, Matthew wishes they would do anything else but paint. Then Connie Creighton arrives on the scene and shows them how it should be done.

NOTE: Connie Creigton guest stars in this episode
"Episode 17 - Loss of Memory" 10 February 1984 (1984-02-10)

Sweep has a fall and loses his memory, but when Sweep gets a lot of special attention, Sooty and Soo decide to take a 'fall' and lose their memory to get attention from Matthew. Matthew ends up following a trail of sweets to find Sooty, but in the end he ends up back in the Sootymobile. In the end Matthew finds out that they were doing it for attention.

NOTE: Frank Thornton guest stars in this episode as Doctor Hugh
"Episode 18 - CB Radio" 17 February 1984 (1984-02-17)

The Sooty gang have become CB radio enthusiasts and they confuse Matthew when they talk in CB jargon. When a dog gets involved more problems are caused and this leads Sooty, Sweep and Soo to a musical encounter with Dave Lee Travis.

NOTE: Dave Lee Travis guest stars in this episode
"Episode 19 - Imaginary Pets" 24 February 1984 (1984-02-24)

Matthew is fed up with Sooty, Sweep and Soo - their imaginary pets are causing chaos in the house. He dresses up as a monkey to get his own back, but they turn the tables on him when Johnny Morris comes to interview a 'talking monkey'.

NOTE: Johnny Morris guest stars in this episode
"Episode 20 - Soo Leaves Home" 2 March 1984 (1984-03-02)
Soo is fed up with the attitude of the male chauvinists in her life and she decides to leave home. This causes havoc and devastates Matthew, Sooty and Sweep. In order to resolve the problem, Matthew goes to live in the garden.

1985: Series 9 (Note: all the episodes from this series had a running time of 15 minutes and not the usual 20 minutes)[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Treasure Hunt" 3 January 1985 (1985-01-03)

In the first of a new series to bring in the New Year for younger viewers, Soo, Sweep and Sooty play hunt the thimble. This gives them the idea to play hunt whatever you can think of, which causes Matthew endless trouble and also upsets Windsor Davies, as the gang hunt for treasure on his allotment.

NOTE: Windsor Davies guest stars in this episode
"Keeping a Secret" 10 January 1985 (1985-01-10)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo think they are good at keeping secrets, but instead, they give the game away, much to Matthew's annoyance. When they do manage to keep a secret, Matthew finds out and ends up in deep water at Windsor Safari Park. He also has to cope with a large whale.
"Matt'll Fix It" 17 January 1985 (1985-01-17)
Matthew sees himself as the 'fixer' of all time and invites impressionist Johnny More to help him 'fix it' for the gang.
"Superdog" 24 January 1985 (1985-01-24)

Superdog Sweep takes on strongman Geoff Capes, and then has to rescue some children from a runaway truck. Sooty, Sweep and Soo are fast asleep in bed, with each of them dreaming. Both Sooty and Soo dream about being conductors, while Sweep dreams that he is a superhero, by the name of Superdog! At breakfast Matthew explains that the worlds strongest man, special guest, Geoff Capes is giving a demonstration of his strength later on that day.

NOTE: Geoff Capes guest stars in this episode
"Bathtime" 31 January 1985 (1985-01-31)
Bathtime turns into a nightmare for Matthew.
"Beauty Contest" 7 February 1985 (1985-02-07)
The gang need £50 and after realizing they have no money in their money boxes, decide to enter a local beauty contest. However Soo finds the whole thing degrading and refuses to take part. Matthew and Sooty decide to enter Sweep instead!
"Alphonse" 14 February 1985 (1985-02-14)
Sooty, Sweep and Sue have made a robot.
"Night Time Pranks" 21 February 1985 (1985-02-21)
Matthew thinks he has frightened Sooty, Sweep and Soo when he tells them a ghost story. He boasts that nothing frightens him, but his little friends show that is not so.
"Magic" 28 February 1985 (1985-02-28)

There's magic in the air. Sooty gets busy with Izzy Wizzy and, before she knows where she is, Matthew's Auntie is transported from outside the railway station into Sooty's kitchen. Sooty also gives her, Matthew, Sweep and Soo lessons in magic - with unexpected results.

NOTE: June Whitfield guest stars in this episode as Aunty Gertrude
"Speedy" 7 March 1985 (1985-03-07)
Less haste, more speed: this is the lesson Matthew tries to get across to Sooty, Sweep and Soo. And he does so by telling them the story of the tortoise and the hare. However, when he tries to prove the point, things go disastrously wrong.
"I'm Clever Too" 14 March 1985 (1985-03-14)

Sweep is showing off trying to prove he is clever too. Matthew goes looking for Sweep and finds an impressionist out training her dog.

NOTE: Faith Brown guest stars in this episode
"Automatic Everything" 21 March 1985 (1985-03-21)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo like automation - automatic washing-up machines, automatic feeder and breakfast cooker. But when Bernie Clifton arrives from an automation company things get out of hand - until the Sooty gang come to the rescue with a super piece of automation.

NOTE: Bernie Clifton guest stars in this episode
"Super Star" 28 March 1985 (1985-03-28)

Matthew is up bright and early, explaining that this is the only time he can get some piece from the 'terrible three'! He switches the radio on, which reminds him that Sweep had entered a song contest, sending a tape off of his own song! Matthew explains how awful Sweeps song is and that it's quite embarrassing that he entered! Matthew decides to play his Alvin Stardust tape, but the tape is missing and in its place he finds a sausage!

NOTE: Alvin Stardust guest stars in this episode
"Sooty's Busy Christmas" 26 December 1985 (1985-12-26)

It's Christmas and Sooty and Matthew visit children at the hospital. And then they all go to a show... and then to a big party with lots of children. The gang have a really busy Christmas Day opening their presents and helping their friend Bernie with his Christmas Show.

NOTE: Bernie Clifton and Richard Cadell guest stars in this episode. Richard's next appearance on Sooty would be the 1998 series of Sooty & Co and would take over from Matthew the following year.

1986: Series 10[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Sootograms" 8 April 1986 (1986-04-08)

Sweep has singing lessons for his new career in Sooty's latest Singing Sootograms venture. Matthew and Soo help by making birthday cakes with plenty of cream in them, and guest Spike Milligan is at the receiving end of all this wild activity.

Guest starring Spike Milligan
"Bad Luck" 15 April 1986 (1986-04-15)

Sweep is having bad luck. They go to a field to play fisbee so that nothing can go wrong but it does. Then he sneezes and knocks over Sooty's New Field.

Guest starring Duncan Trillo
"Time Capsule" 22 April 1986 (1986-04-22)

Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo make a Time Capsule, but have trouble finding a place to bury it. They think it would be a good idea to make 1 so that in a hundred years time people will know how they lived in the 1980s.

Guest starring Rory McGrath
"Balance" 29 April 1986 (1986-04-29)

Matthew is into Yoga. He tries to do some of the balancing exercises that the book suggests but he gets no help from his friends, Sooty, Sweep and Soo. He tries to show them how good they are by taking them to the local gym, but by the time they are finished with him he is well off balance. To cheer him up they bring in Paul Goddard on his unicycle.

Guest starring Richard Gauntlet
"Money Doesn't Grow on Trees" 6 May 1986 (1986-05-06)

Matthew owes the bank £5 but he has not got it when the bank decides to collect, Soo deposits the money she, Sweep and Sooty have gathered together, when Mr Wolfe from the bank arrives, strange things happen concerning the cash.

NOTE: Frank Thornton guest stars in this episode as Mr Wolfe
"Stately Home" 13 May 1986 (1986-05-13)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo want to open their house as a stately home, so they go to a real stately home for some tips. They take a tour with someone at the stately home and have trouble with a cannon. They decide to invite a few people to come round to their house, but when they mean a few then actually mean 10000 people. Matthew thinks it's a crazy idea, but then when he thinks of all the money they could make he agrees. Sweep thinks he's found Henry VIII's bath water and Matthew ends up drinking it.

NOTE: Mike Read guest stars in this episode as a burglar.
"Connie and Soo" 20 May 1986 (1986-05-20)

Matthew and Sooty are up to their male chauvinist tricks again - but they reckon without the tenacity of Connie and Soo who decide to fight back. Things get rather heated when all of them try to do each other's jobs, and the problem is not helped by a little dog who stirs up trouble.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode
"Ventriloquism" 27 May 1986 (1986-05-27)

Soo reads a book about throwing your voice. Matthew gets a ventriloquist dummy, but he runs away, so they go to the school to find him.

NOTE: Beaumount and Nikki guest star in this episode
"Take a Walk" 3 June 1986 (1986-06-03)
After returning from a trip to the Himalayas, Matthew bores everyone silly with his tales of mountain climbing very high.
"Moths" 10 June 1986 (1986-06-10)

Matthew decides to try and catch moths, but as usual Sooty, Sweep and Soo thwart his attempts! Poor Matthew gets a little wet during his hunt! A blue bottle fly is annoying Sooty and Matthew. Spiderman comes to rescue them from the fly. And they go to catch moths, including the water bear.

NOTE: Roy Kinnear guest stars in this episode as Spiderman
"Amateur Dramatics" 17 June 1986 (1986-06-17)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo are putting on a play at the local hall. But the actors all pull out, and the scenery and props weren't ordered. So Matthew puts on a one man show. At the end they sing a song "It's An Actors Life For Me".
"Creepy Crawlies" 24 June 1986 (1986-06-24)

After seeing in their school reports that Sooty, Sweep and Soo have all done poorly in nature studies. Matthew takes them out to the countryside so they can see all the interesting insects and learn to appreciate them.

NOTE: Aiden J. Harvey guest stars in this episode
"Star Gazing" 1 July 1986 (1986-07-01)

Sooty dreams about horoscopes and stars. Aunty Gertrude looks at a star chart, but there are some stars missing so they go to Sooty's Space Centre to find them. Once they're there, they have to find the missing stars, but Soo ends up going in a rocket, but she lands home safely in the end. Then Sooty wakes up from his dream.

NOTE: June Whitfield guest stars in this episode as Aunty Gertrude

1987: Series 11 (Note: the episodes from this series were back to the usual running time of 20 minutes)[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Down Dog" 7 January 1987 (1987-01-07)
Sweep is reading his book called 'Sweep's Masterplan for more attention' Sweep doesn't talk, laugh and acts very depressed. Matthew, Sooty and Soo are very worried about him and try to cheer him up, but Sweep confesses to Matthew that he was making it up just for more attention.
"Marathon" 14 January 1987 (1987-01-14)
Matthew is training for a marathon. He challenges Soo to a race. So Soo gets Sooty and Sweep to help her make sure Matthew gets put in his place.
"On the Piste" 21 January 1987 (1987-01-21)

Matthew and Sooty skiing. Sooty breaks the downhill speed record, and Matthew thinks he can do better. So Matthew breaks everything and needs to be seen by a doctor.

NOTE: Frank Thornton guest stars in this episode as Dr. Hugh. He previously appeared on Money Doesn't Grow On Trees from 1986 as Mr Wolfe.
"Millionaire" 28 January 1987 (1987-01-28)
Matthew has won the football pools, and is expecting a big prize. So they go and buy new cars for each of them.
"White Lies" 4 February 1987 (1987-02-04)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo are walking through the park, on their way to the police station to hand in the scarf Soo had found.

NOTE: Ann Beach guest stars in this episode as Detective Sergeant Sarah Snoop
"Rabbit Trap" 11 February 1987 (1987-02-11)
Matthew is hungry, but doesn't fancy anything he has at home. So he decides to make rabbit pie, but first he needs to catch a rabbit.
"Bored Games" 18 February 1987 (1987-02-18)
when Sooty, Sweep and Soo make their own quiz and try to answer the question, Is it possible for a 10 year old to ride a motorbike while on top of a six foot ladder?
"Tap Time" 25 February 1987 (1987-02-25)

Connie comes over to teach Soo tap dancing. Matthew says he was a great tap dancer, so Sweep looks in the loft for Matthew's old tap shoes. But Sweep and Matthew fall through the ceiling.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode
"Perfume" 4 March 1987 (1987-03-04)

Soo goes overboard with her perfume, so Matthew teaches them about how sensitive their noses are, but it turns out Sweep's isn't very sensitive. Then Matthew gets made up by a door to door make-up sales lady.

NOTE: Brenda Longman Guest Stars in this episode as Brenda the Pongo Products Sales Lady
"Sooty's Restaurant" 11 March 1987 (1987-03-11)

It's Sweeps birthday and since they can't afford to go out to a restaurant the decide to open their own. After rolling down the hill in a shopping trolley they open the restaurant. Matthew the chef doesn't know how to make the food their first customer orders.

NOTE: Anna Quayle guest stars in this episode
"Computer Dating" 18 March 1987 (1987-03-18)

Matthew tries computer dating - with Sooty's encouragement.

NOTE: Anna Karen guest stars in this episode as Mrs Woodhead
"Health Food" 25 March 1987 (1987-03-25)
Soo goes on a health food craze and thinks everyone should eat a lot of bran. Sooty, Sweep and Matthew go out to buy food that Soo won't let them eat.
"Cuddly Toys" 1 April 1987 (1987-04-01)
Soo's upset because Sweep and Sooty took all beans out of her beanbag, so Matthew cheers Soo up by making toys out of Sooty's Cuddly Toy Machine which ends up making loads of Sooties. Matthew sings "There's Only One Genuine Sooty".

1988: Series 12[edit]

Title Original airdate
"The Big Surprise" 7 January 1988 (1988-01-07)
Matthew surprises Sooty, Sweep and Soo with a new bedroom. They have been staying at a friends house and have yet to return. Matthew has got a room which is where he was.
"Sooty's School Trip" 14 January 1988 (1988-01-14)
Matthew takes Sooty, Sweep and Soo and their classmates on a trip to the museum. But Matthew is a boring teacher. They are getting ready for a school trip, but Matthew is still in bed and still has to make lunches for thrm. So, he rushes up and says if he's calm and organised everything will be ok.
"Sooty's Magic Lamp" 21 January 1988 (1988-01-21)

Matthew is reading Sooty, Sweep and Soo a story about Aladdin and his magic lamp. They would like to grant Matthew's wishes and so they haven't help him clear out the loft. They find a magic lamp in the attic and it has a genie inside.

NOTE: Bernard Bresslaw guest stars in this episode
"Good Luck, Bad Luck" 28 January 1988 (1988-01-28)

Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Matthew all experience lots of good luck and bad luck - Soo finds £5 after seeing two magpies together, whilst poor Matthew ends up spilling tea all over himself, and things begin falling over in his bedroom after he leaves his shoes on the table! Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Matthew are being very superstitious today.

NOTE: Brenda Longman guest stars in this episode as a fortune teller
"Return of Superdog" 4 February 1988 (1988-02-04)

Matthew has been reading all about Superman in a comic, and at the same time as this, Sweep has begun displaying unusual feats of strength. Little do they realize that Sweep is really the heroic Superdog, an alien dog from a dying planet who plummeted to Earth, but was unfortunately followed by an evil enemy dog, none other than Butch!

NOTE: Butch makes an appearance in this episode. The first of two in this series of The Sooty Show
"Cellular Phone" 11 February 1988 (1988-02-11)
Sooty and his pals play with a toy telephone they've made out of two old baked bean cans and a piece of string. Matthew shows Sooty, Sweep and Soo the latest high tech cellular radio phone he has been sent on a free trial and they have fun ringing up a number for horoscopes and one for a recipe line. Then they receive a second cellular phone in the post.
"Make and Do" 18 February 1988 (1988-02-18)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo are making things. But, Matthew isn't too pleased because they have unraveled lots of toilet rolls and cut out the full washing-up liquid bottle. Matthew tells them they are meant to use them when they are empty. They decide to make things, and later on they get a special visit from a special paper teaser.

NOTE: Terri Carol guest stars in this episode
"Overnight Away" 25 February 1988 (1988-02-25)
Sweep puts bones in Sooty's cupboard but Sooty tricks Sweep by taking the bones away. Matthew decides he's going to spend the night away and packs his suitcase. Sooty starts crying because of an onion in Matthew's suitcase. Matthew decides he'll just take a carrier bag as he has too much stuff and heads out. During the night, they get scared by a noise and a shadow on the wall, but it turns out to be Matthew's carrier bag. Matthew and Soo sing "Home Sweet Home".
"Burglar Box" 3 March 1988 (1988-03-03)
When Matthew becomes concerned about home security, Sooty invents a 'Burglar Box' to keep things safe from burglars. Matthew thinks it won't work, but gets outsmarted by the box. Then the Burglar Box gets stolen, and Sooty leads Matthew on a wild goose chase.
"Hidden Talent" 10 March 1988 (1988-03-10)

Matthew and Sweep wants to tell jokes but there is a slight problem as Sweep doesn't know any jokes, so Matthew tries to help Sweep. In the end Soo doesn't want to sing, and Sooty and Sweep decide to play the drums. They all want to enter a local talent contest.

NOTE: Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain guest stars in this episode
"Arguing" 17 March 1988 (1988-03-17)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo are arguing. Matthew wants them to stop arguing, he asks Sooty if he can help Sooty turns Sweep and Soo into lemons. Soo is trying to read her book in peace but Sweep keeps annoying her by singing loudly all the time.
"Ancestors" 24 March 1988 (1988-03-24)

Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo look for their ancestors. Sooty goes to a honey farm, Sweep to a butcher and Soo to a Chinese restaurant.

NOTE: Butch makes his second appearance in this series of The Sooty Show
"When I Was A Lad" 31 March 1988 (1988-03-31)

Matthew is going on about the luxurys in life, and how he could do without them like he did 'When He Was A Lad'. Matthew tells them he will go out and have a better day than Sooty, Sweep and Soo going out with Connie to Chessington World of Adventures. They are in their bedroom, where Sooty is playing a trick on Soo by taking her teddy bear, Bruno.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode

1988: Series 13[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Matthew's New Room" 6 September 1988 (1988-09-06)

Matthew has had an uncomfortable night's sleep, having slept on the living room floor because he is having his bedroom done up by Connie. Things get worse when a bag of rubbish falls on him, waking him up.

Note: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode.
"Bowled Over" 13 September 1988 (1988-09-13)

Sooty and Sweep play a game of skittles, but they wake up Soo. Soo isn't happy about them playing ball games inside the house so she goes and tells Matthew, but he is playing ball games as well. Matthew decides to confiscate all the balls. Matthew talks about bowling being his favourite ball game. Soo isn't impressed and goes to complain to Matthew. When Soo arrives in Matthew's bedroom, Matthew is explaining how he loves ball games, while Soo is moaning about Sooty and Sweep. Matthew is playing with a ball and tennis racket, which leaves Soo even more annoyed that he hasn't listened to her.

NOTE: Dennis Taylor guest stars in this episode
"Lists" 20 September 1988 (1988-09-20)
Sooty and Matthew are busy putting together a personal planner, which includes a list for Matthew of what he's going to do during the day and when to do it. Matthew suggests that Sooty should follow his example, which results in both Sooty and Soo both making lists.
"Get Your Skates On" 27 September 1988 (1988-09-27)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo would like to go skating, so they ask Matthew and he says not today, but another day. Soo says that when people say that it means never.

NOTE: Nicky Slater guest stars in this episode
"Matt Has a Baby" 4 October 1988 (1988-10-04)

Sooty hears Matthew talking on the telephone to the doctor about expecting a baby. Saying it'll be nice to hear the patter of tiny feet around the house, when Sooty arrives which makes Sooty very confused and shocked causing him to faint.

NOTE: Brenda Longman guest-stars in this episode.
"Moving House" 11 October 1988 (1988-10-11)
Matthew says that the house is old and worn out, after which he presents a huge list of problems that need sorting out. Sooty, Sweep and Soo are all in good moods, with Soo saying she's happy because she realises how lucky they are to have such a beautiful and comfortable bedroom, and that they live in a lovely home. However Matthew doesn't feel the same as he feels he is having too many problems around the house, which include door knobs falling off!
"The Unreal Ghostbusters" 18 October 1988 (1988-10-18)
Matthew is messing about with bed sheets in his bedroom, pretending to be a ghost after reading a book of ghost stories, called Spooky Stories! Sooty and Soo have borrowed the book and are enjoying reading the scary stories when Sweep interrupts them. Soo is convinced that Sooty is afraid of ghosts, but he claims he's shaking from being cold...while she states that as ghosts do not exist she isn't frightened.
"Down Under" 25 October 1988 (1988-10-25)

Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo have just returned from a holiday from Australia and they become obsessed with anything Australian.

NOTE: Aiden J. Harvey guest stars in this episode
"Superdog and the Comedian" 1 November 1988 (1988-11-01)

Underneath that unintelligent exterior lies a super hero and who is prepared to answer any cries for help. Sweep awakes hearing that someone needs his help as Superdog!, but unfortunately Sweep has lost his Superdog outfit, until he finds it in the linen basket! Superdog arrives to help a very odd looking 'lady', but crash lands in some rubbish. The 'lady' tells Superdog she was screaming as the milkman had delivered the wrong milk!

NOTE: Derek Deadman guest stars in this episode as himself and The Comedian
"Nothing Ever Happens" 8 November 1988 (1988-11-08)

Sooty uses his magic wand to turn a toy cat in to a real cat and then turns Matthew into a lion, a monkey and a bear. When Sweep needs to write a essay for school entitled 'Something that happened to me that was interesting', he finds it quite difficult, because nothing happens that is interesting or exciting to him.

NOTE: Mike Reid guest stars in this episode as escaped prisoner "Banana Briggs"
"Inventors" 15 November 1988 (1988-11-15)

Sooty decides to invent something. He invents an automatic opener (if you point this at something and press a button it opens it- e.g. a door). He lets Matthew have a try at it and Matthew sends Sweep through the roof! That gives Sweep a idea to invent something. Sooty makes some more inventions such as a lift, but it throws Sweep on the roof!

NOTE: Tommy Boyd guest stars in this episode
"Messing About in Boats" 22 November 1988 (1988-11-22)
Matthew wins some money and is looking at brochures to see which boat he should buy. He asks Sooty, Sweep and Soo and they all have different ideas. Matthew comes back with his new boat and Sooty, Sweep and Soo want to see it, they discover Matthew was talking about a model boat and not a real boat.
"Royalty" 29 November 1988 (1988-11-29)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo are in their bedroom and are discussing the Royals. Sooty then tells Sweep and Soo he's met the Queen, but Sweep and Soo don't believe him so they and find Matthew to tell him about the lie Sooty has told.

NOTE: Jeannette Charles guest stars in this episode as "Queen Elizabeth II"
"Sooty's Christmas Party" 26 December 1988 (1988-12-26)

Sooty, Sweep and Soo have a splendid time at Christmas with a party for their friends and lots of lovely presents.

NOTE: Roger Walker and Suzy Atchinson guest star in this episode

1989: Series 14[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Honking Nose" 5 September 1989 (1989-09-05)
Something very odd is happening. Soo and Sooty have discovered that Sweep's nose "honks" and his ears "ring". When they go shopping they confuse the shoppers.
"Stay Awake" 12 September 1989 (1989-09-12)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo return from visit friends. Matthew decided to travel back during the night to save getting stuck in traffic jams, so Sooty and Soo slept in the car during night, but Sweep didn't! Sweep finds it hard to stay awake and ends up sleepwalking!
"Radio Control Car" 19 September 1989 (1989-09-19)
We all live in the modern world and gadgets are part of it. A lot of things can be controlled by us from a long distance. However, what happens when things go wrong for Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo? Matthew has got a machine which makes Orange Juice, but Matthew says he nervous because it's his first time using it and isn't lucky with Hi-Tech gadgets. Well he gets a surprise and the machine is faulty!
"Sooty's Golf Crazy Golf" 26 September 1989 (1989-09-26)
Matthew's practicing playing golf in his bedroom, but Sooty takes his golf ball and then his golf club. When Matthew boasts about being a excellent golfer, Sooty and Sweep decide to challenge him to a game of Crazy Golf!, not real golf. Matthew is soon taken down a peg or two with funny results!
"Grin and Bear It" 3 October 1989 (1989-10-03)
Sweep is reading a book, wearing an odd coat and tells Soo that he can make himself grow twice the size of himself and he does. Then Soo sees that Sooty was hiding under Sweep so he wasn't magically taller after all, so they go and try and fool Matthew who's amazed at Sweeps height, but notices his tummy is making a noise and realizes Sooty's under there.
"High as a Kite" 10 October 1989 (1989-10-10)
Sooty has made himself a box kite, but Sweep accidentally breaks it. Fortunately though, Sooty has lots more he's made, but Soo doesn't think that any of them will fly, so they all go to see Matthew for advice about kites. When Matthew sees Sooty's kite he makes fun of it and tells him it needs to be more aerodynamic like the paper aeroplane he's made.
"Sweep's Family" 17 October 1989 (1989-10-17)

Sweep's family are coming to visit, but it causes great confusion, when they all look the same! Sweep has a very large Family and invites them all to his Party. Sweep's brothers Swipe, Swap and Swoop come to stay, which causes lots of confusion. Sweep has a very large Family and invites them all to his Party. Sweep and All of Her Family has invited them all to his party!! NOTE: This episode was remade in Sooty & Co in 1994

NOTE: Richard Gauntlet guest stars in this episode
"The Good, The Bad and The Furry" 24 October 1989 (1989-10-24)

When Matthew discovers that Sooty, Sweep and Soo are obsessed with computer games, he decides to teach them some of the games he used to play. Sooty, Sweep and Soo are bored, but when Matthew suggests a game of Cowboys and Indians they think that's boring too, but soon change their minds and have lots of fun.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode
"Fat & 40" 31 October 1989 (1989-10-31)

It's Matthew birthday and he is 40, and he is feeling old and unhealthy so he decides to do something about it. It's Matthew's 40th birthday and Sooty, Soo and Sweep give Matthew a wig, some wrinkle cream and some over sized boxer shorts. Matthew decides to change his lifestyle and does some exercise, but ends up dropping a dumbbell on his foot and slamming the door on his hand.

NOTE: Brenda Longman guest stars in this episode as Olga/Doris the Dinner lady
"Sooty Wants a Pet" 7 November 1989 (1989-11-07)
Sooty and Soo are deciding what pet they would like. Sweep suggests a dog, but Soo isn't so keen. Matthew wants a dog and teases poor Sweep, who thinks he has to move out. Sooty, Sweep and Matthew go and see some police dogs in training and Matthew sings "A Dog Is A Man's Best Friend". Then Matthew decides they'd rather have Sweep than another dog, because he's very special and one of a kind.
"The Hard Sell" 14 November 1989 (1989-11-14)

Matthew has become a mail order catalogue agent and is practicing his sales technique. He tries to persuade firstly Sooty, and then Soo, to order something from the catalogue, but they aren't interested as they have both become agents for rival catalogues. Then Sweep sees Soo and Sooty's catalogues and tells them he wants to order some items from them both. But when Soo mentions about paying for the order it falls through, as Sweep didn't realize he would have to pay for his order and has no money.

NOTE: Ali Bongo guest stars in this episode
"In Camera" 21 November 1989 (1989-11-21)
Matthew buys a new camera for himself and wants to take a group photo of Sooty, Sweep, Soo and himself. They all want to see the photo, so Matthew says he go down town after the film has been used up, and then Soo reminds him he promised to buy them a new storybook and that gives Matthew and Sooty a idea. They return with photos from their day and Matthew turns it into a story all about Sooty.
"A Very Special Day" 28 November 1989 (1989-11-28)
Sooty, Sweep and Soo think Matthew's taking them to the seaside, but Sweep breaks Matthew's alarm clock. Matthew does tease. He pretends that he will not take Sooty, Sweep and Soo to the seaside, but he's a softy really and borrows a car to take them.

1990: Series 15[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Bangers and Smash" 3 September 1990 (1990-09-03)
Sweep is obsessed with racing car and the others play tricks on him. Later Matthew thinks he's the best driver so Soo challenges him to a race. Matthew doesn't do very well so blames Soo for having a male driver with her, but it's a female driver called Sarah Speedring. At the end Matthew sings "Sooty's Sooty Mobile".
"Love a Duck" 10 September 1990 (1990-09-10)
Sweep thinks that nobody loves him until he meets a plastic duckling called Derek. Derek quacks at Sweep when he asks if he loves him and Sweep's so happy, but Matthew finds out that Derek thought Sweep was his Mummy. Matthew, Sooty and Sweep take Derek to the local pond to find his mummy.
"Sticky Situation" 17 September 1990 (1990-09-17)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are covering books using wrapping paper and mending things, but Sweep gets covered in sellotape. Sooty makes Sweep's book tiny and then enormous, which breaks the handle off Sooty's mug. Matthew tries to fix the handle using some glue and ends up making a mess and rips his shirt sleeve and gets stuck to the breakfast bar. Sooty, Sweep and Sooty make some paper mache and Sweep ends up getting soaked in it and says he'll help mix it in as he misunderstands what Matthew says about soaking the paper mache. They sing "Sticky Situation".
"Little Cousin Scampi" 24 September 1990 (1990-09-24)

Sooty receives a letter from his Cousin Scampi but he's not best pleased he's coming to stay. Matthew finds out how naughty Scampi is after he arrives as he throws a cricket ball through the window, ties Matthew's shoelaces together so Matthew falls over, squirts Sooty with a water pistol and pours salt in Matthew's tea, Later Scampi puts cream cakes in Sweep and Soo's faces and nails the bathroom door shut so Sooty, Sweep and Soo can't escape and finally Matthew falls through a chair Scampi's sawed one of the legs off. Matthew, Sooty and Sweep chase after Scampi but they slip over a banana peels and fall into some hay. Then Matthew feels sad and wants Scampi to return as they can't find him. They receive a tin of chocolates at the door with a note from Little Cousin Scampi inside saying sorry for being so naughty and Scampi pops out. Matthew sings "Blame It On Scampi".

NOTE: This episode is Little Cousin Scampi's first appearance.
"Little Terrors" 1 October 1990 (1990-10-01)
Sooty and Soo are playing with their toys Mr. Mouse and Mrs. Mole and they show them to Matthew. Sweep doesn't think they're any good and shows them his little family of bones. Sooty and Sweep are playing with their toys in the bath and then Sweep puts his bone in the bath, but it dissolves. Matthew thinks of a wonderful idea for Sooty and Soo to make models of themselves and he makes one of himself as well. Sweep get jealous as he can't make any so he builds a model making machine which makes little model Sweeps. When Matthew, Sooty and Soo see Sweep's models they're amazed at how lifelike they are. Sooty uses his magic wand to get the machine to make painted models of Sooty, Sweep and Soo in cute little outfits.
"Just Not Cricket" 8 October 1990 (1990-10-08)
Matthew receives a letter from a local cricket club, he gets excited and Soo, Sooty and Sweep thinks Matthew is boasting again. Matthew challenges Sooty and Sweep to a cricket match but Sooty needs his magic wand to win against Matthew. Soo umpires to makes sure no one cheats. He gets a call from his team captain saying that he found someone else famous to play than Matthew, so he made his own game of Cricket with Sooty, Sweep and Soo.
"Izzy Wizzy" 15 October 1990 (1990-10-15)
Matthew reads a magic spell book, which Sooty looks at and he ends up turning Sweep into a frog. He turns Sweep back to himself again. Matthew and Sooty decide to perform a magic show. Matthew and Sooty perform a magic show and after the show Matthew puts Sooty to bed. But Sooty can't sleep, Matthew gets angry and poor Sooty starts crying. Soo suggests they sing him a lullaby all about magical bears.
"What a Load of Rubbish" 22 October 1990 (1990-10-22)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo decide they want to help the environment. Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo start helping out the environment by saving water, turning off lights and cleaning up a wood. They all sing "Keen to be Green".
"Watersports" 29 October 1990 (1990-10-29)
Matthew tells Sooty, Sweep and Soo about how he used to be called 'Codface Corbett' because he was so great at Water Sports many years ago. The water doesn't work in the kitchen so Soo decides to fix the pipes while Sooty and Sweep go to see Matthew water ski, but he doesn't do very well.
"Dyb Dyb Disaster" 5 November 1990 (1990-11-05)

Matthew has become an Akela, Sooty and Sweep have become Cub Scouts and Soo a Brownie while Auntie Connie a.k.a. Connie Creighton is a Brown Owl who gives Soo some Brownie badges for completing various tasks. Matthew thinks that boys are better at stuff than girls so Connie challenges him, Sooty and Sweep to win brownie badges, but things don't go too well. Then Matthew, Sooty and Sweep decide to go camping, but things don't go according to plan.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode
"Collecting" 12 November 1990 (1990-11-12)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are collecting things. Matthew collects stamps, Soo collects pressed flowers and Sooty collects postcards. Sweep decides he'll collect bones but then he changes his mind and wants to collect water. Using his magical powers Sooty starts collecting very old coins.
"Gardeners for Hire" 19 November 1990 (1990-11-19)
Matthew's garden isn't looking as good as it could be, but he can't afford to get a gardener to tidy it, so Sooty suggests he should get a garden box instead. Matthew's upset as all the leaves have fallen off his bonsai tree, so Sweep takes it. Sooty shows him his magical flower garden and makes a magic flower appear and then a sausage plant for Sweep. Sooty, Sweep and Matthew visit a garden centre and buy a flower box and slug power, but it ends in chaos.
"A Job in TV" 26 November 1990 (1990-11-26)
Matthew has seen jobs advertised for TV presenters and announcers at Thames Television and wants to apply. He records his interview with Soo on video so he can show the tape to the lady he has to see at Thames TV, but unknown to him Sooty and Sweep sabotage it by standing in front of the camera and waving while Matthew is doing his interview.

1991: Series 16[edit]

Title Original airdate
"Return of Scampi" 23 September 1991 (1991-09-23)
Matthew's in a good mood but it doesn't last for long as he falls off a chair, drinks a cup of tea full of salt and finds the shoelaces on his trainers have been tied together. Soo tells him she knows who's been doing all these naughty things and it's Little Cousin Scampi. Scampi uses Sooty's magic wand and put it in Matthew's left hand, making it work on its own.
"A Summertime Christmas" 30 September 1991 (1991-09-30)
Matthew thinks Soo's home-made Christmas presents are a brilliant idea, but when Sooty and Sweep try to make their own, will it turn into a recipe for disaster?
"Car Boot Sale" 7 October 1991 (1991-10-07)
When Sooty and Soo wants to find out what Matthew wants for his birthday he reminds them that they don't have any money. They say they are arranging a Car Boot Sale but they forget to put on the posters where the Car Boot Sale is taking place.
"Derek's Back" 14 October 1991 (1991-10-14)
Sweep wants to find his friend Derek the little plastic duck who loved him a lot, as he misses him. When Sweep wants to find out where Derek the Duck has gone, he doesn't have much luck finding it. But everything ends up ok, for everyone.
"Matt Robot" 21 October 1991 (1991-10-21)
When Sooty, Sweep and Soo keep asking Matthew for favours, and without a thanks. He tells them they don't need a human being, what they need is a robot. He dresses up as a Robot and his name is Robbie the Robot and plays a trick on Sweep and Soo.
"Hair Today" 28 October 1991 (1991-10-28)

Matthew discovers that he's losing his hair so Sooty makes a magic hair growing potion which he tries out on Sweep and then on Matthew. Things go wrong as instead of making their hair grow Sweep and Matthew end up bald. To reverse Sooty's spell they have to find a hair from a bald man and they go and find Duncan Goodhew who gives them a toy hare.

NOTE: Duncan Goodhew guest stars in this episode. He previously appeared on All Blocked Up from 1984.
"Three Men in a Boat" 4 November 1991 (1991-11-04)
Matthew decides to take a trip on the river and have picnic. Sooty, Sweep and Soo think they're going too, but Matthew wants to be on his own for a change. Matthew decides to take a trip on the river and have picnic. Sooty, Sweep and Soo think they're going too, but Matthew wants to be on his own for a change. Little Cousin Scampi causes trouble by hiding Sooty's binocholars and Sweep's bone and scares Soo with a shark toy.
"Only Joking" 11 November 1991 (1991-11-11)

It's practical joke day and Sooty, Sweep and Soo have lots of jokes to play. Simon Smartypants, a Tv prankster, plays a joke on Matthew but things can go wrong in The Sooty Show. Sooty, Sweep and Soo play jokes on Matthew.

NOTE: Roger Walker guest stars in this episode as "Simon Smartypants".
"Any 5-Year-Old Can Do It" 18 November 1991 (1991-11-18)
Matthew's bragging on about how he knows so much more than Sooty, Sweep and Soo as he has lots of experience in fixing things. Sooty challenges Matthew to a treasure hunt and things don't go very well leaving Matthew upset.
"Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes" 25 November 1991 (1991-11-25)
Matthew shows Sooty lots of different toy cars. Sweep isn't happy as Soo's on his pretend runaway. Matthew takes Sooty to Teddington Station for a ride to The London Toy Museum. Sooty has a ride on a children's train and helps to operate some toy trains too.
"Swinging the Lead" 2 December 1991 (1991-12-02)
Sweep hasn't done his homework but instead of facing the music at school he comes up with a plan to pretends to be ill, with a little help from Scampi.
"Boarding House" 9 December 1991 (1991-12-09)

Matthew turns the house into a B&B to earn more money. But things don't quite go to plan when setting it up.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode
"Bored Games" 16 December 1991 (1991-12-16)

Sooty's bored and poor Sweep ends up getting stuck in a cupboard playing Blind Man's Buff. Matthew and Sooty go off for a game of bowls but it doesn't go as Matthew expects. Then they both go back home and Matthew sings "Board Games".

NOTE: Brenda Longman guest stars in this episode playing a bowler

1992: Series 17[edit]

This was the final ever series of The Sooty Show as Thames Television lost its ITV franchise at the end of December 1992

Title Original airdate
"Stitch in Time" 7 September 1992 (1992-09-07)
Matthew has a new knitting device and he is making orders, so that he can raise a bit of extra money.
Sooty, Sweep and Soo notice it and they want to have a go, but Matthew tells them they will need their own wool. Soo then goes off and looks for some.
But Sooty and Sweep decide they will untangle the things that Matthew has knitted. But Matthew is unhappy with them at first but then Sooty and Sweep are soon forgiven.
"Magic Egg" 14 September 1992 (1992-09-14)
Sweep and Scampi messes around with Sooty's magic wand. By accident Sweep makes thousands of balls appear which then turn into one big ball. When he confesses to Matthew the ball hatches and a Dragon appears out of it.
"Back to Front" 21 September 1992 (1992-09-21)
There is a convincing magic in the air, with credit to Sooty's magic wand. Soo is talking in reverse, Matthew is going to his bed when he just woke up and everybody is doing everything back to front.
"Give us a Break" 28 September 1992 (1992-09-28)

When Matthew is taken to hospital, Soo is left looking after him with help of Sooty, Sweep and Scampi.

NOTE: Brenda Longman appears in this episode as "Brenda Blunder"
"Happy Birthday Sooty" 5 October 1992 (1992-10-05)

It's Sooty's Birthday, and Matthew, Sweep, Soo and Scampi act as if they have not remembered and shock Sooty with a unique gift. Also, Matthew takes Sooty to the Sooty Museum.
They come back home and Rod, Jane and Freddy sing to Sooty with help from Matthew and Soo.

NOTE: Rod, Jane and Freddy guest stars in this episode
"Jigsaw" 12 October 1992 (1992-10-12)
Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are finishing jigsaw puzzles. Soo has completed her jigsaw, but Sooty’s piece of his jigsaw goes missing and decides to look for it in the attic.
Matthew is nearly done with his jigsaw and only has one piece to go until Sweep wants some pepper opened and sneezes pepper everywhere!
At the end, Matthew at last puts his jigsaw together, but when he inhales to smell a rose that Scampi gave to Soo, he isn't very happy!
"Bouncers" 19 October 1992 (1992-10-19)
Sweep won't eat his vegetables so Matthew thinks it would be a good idea to tell Sweep a few little white lies, so Sweep will eat his vegetables.
"Mechanical Pets" 26 October 1992 (1992-10-26)
Sweep gets very confused.
"Hot Stuff" 2 November 1992 (1992-11-02)
Sweep has learnt about fire safety at school and has become hyper sensitive to any kind of fire! However, when Mathew takes things into his own hands and deals with a fire himself, he gets more than he bargained for!
"(Aeroplane)" 9 November 1992 (1992-11-09)
Sweep has an obsession with helicopters and fails miserably to build a model one and fails again when playing with little ones. He is given the opportunity of a lifetime though when he is invited to go up in one! Mathew writes a story at the end of the day and reads it to the guys.
"Solid Water" 16 November 1992 (1992-11-16)

Sooty and Scampi won't let Soo and Sweep into their bedroom so Soo goes and tells Matthew. Matthew gives them a periscope and they got to find out what's going on, but Sooty paints it before Soo and Sweep can see, So drill through the roof and then fall through it! Sooty has created Solid Water! Then, they decide to play a few tricks on Matthew, also Soo makes it snow inside and they have a surprise visit from Connie Creighton as Mother Christmas. Matthew decides to show Connie the Solid Water but the magic has worn off, and tips a bucket of water of Connie, but then she gets her own back.

NOTE: Connie Creighton guest stars in this episode
"Time Flies" 23 November 1992 (1992-11-23)
Soo and Matthew's prize entry roses are withered by Greenfly and Blackfly, so the gang have to create a way to get rid of them and restore the roses back to health. However, the flies then end up covering Sweep so they have to use the formula to get rid of them. The stench of the formula used is ripe on Sweep so he goes for a forced shower. At the same time, Matthew tries unsuccessfully to batter a Bluebottle then decides to take the gang on a visit to the Butterfly House, accompanied by a song, 'Butterfly'.
"Fanatical Fun" 30 November 1992 (1992-11-30)

Matthew and Sweep are felling extremely fanatical about energy activities. Sweep is fanatical about karate and judo, whilst Matthew on the other hand is completely fanatical about exercising! Once again, because he is too fanatical about it he makes a fool of himself. NOTE: Elaine Ford guest stars in this episode

NOTE: This episode marked the finale of the original Sooty Show. Granada Television broadcast the new series Sooty & Co. the following year.