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Sooty, also referred to as The Sooty Show, aired throught September and October 2011 on the CITV channel. It was filmed largely at Richard Cadell's theme park in Somerset, Fun City in Brean Leisure Park, also the location of the feature-length direct-to-DVD special, The Big Day Out which also acted as a pilot for this series.

Series 1: 2011

The first thirteen episodes started airing on CITV on Monday September 5th, 2011. The first thirteen episodes were then repeated. Episodes fourteen to twenty-six began airing on October 31st, 2011. This is the only season to be owned by Tivoli Media.

A variety of celebrity guest stars included former presenter Matthew Corbett, Frank Bruno, Justin Lee Collins, Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee, Keith Chegwin, Ann Widdecome, Ken Morley, Norman Barrett, Stacey Solomon, Brendan Cole, and Nicola Marie Bloor. Co-writers Wink Taylor and Alex Skerratt, as well as Richard's brother, David Cadell and Soo's voice artist, Brenda Longman, made a few uncredited cameo appearances.


  1. The Wedding
  2. The Swimming Lesson
  3. The Great Race
  4. Squeaky Clean
  5. The Farm
  6. Poorly Soo
  7. The Souvenir Stall
  8. The Alarm System
  9. The Sports Day
  10. Sooty of the Seven Seas
  11. The Wendy House
  12. The Magic Show
  13. A Drive in the Country
  14. The Great Outdoors
  15. The Children's Party
  16. Down the Drain
  17. Chocco Chimp
  18. Who's a Clever Bird?
  19. Beach Patrol
  20. The New Poster
  21. Pizza to Go
  22. The Runaway Bath
  23. Run Rabbit Run
  24. The New Ride
  25. The Marching Band
  26. The Pop Concert




The moment Paul Daniels is hit with a pizza

Magician Paul Daniels made the news when Sooty "supposedly injured him with a pizza" during filming for the episode, Pizza to Go. It was reported that the shot took two takes and, on the second, puppeteer Richard Cadell used too much force in throwing the pizza and some went into the magician's eye, resulting in him being taken to hospital. Paul Daniels recently announced, via Twitter, that the incident was blown out of proportion and that it only stung his eye momentarily and only popped into a countryside hospital on his way home to have some drops administered just to be on the safe side.

Afterwards, Daniels insisted they use the take in which he got injured and a spokesman said he was a "good sport".

John Shuttleworth told Digital Spy that he tried to persuade the production team to use something else such as a burger or hot-dog instead. He also suggested that they didn't cook the pizza so much.

In November 2011, the situation was used in the "odd one out" round on the BBC1 panel show "Have I Got News to You", regarding people that have been injured by food.

The event was briefly mentioned by Richard on the 30 Years of CITV documentary in late 2012. He said that Paul Daniels was knocked out, contrary to what Paul Daniels had previously said about the incident being blown out of proportion. Richard goes on to say that there was a feeling on set that they had all gone too far and it was no longer funny. 

Since then, the production crew has had to draw up risk assessments before stunts such as this should be achieved again.

Series 2: 2013


Joe Pasquale will guest star in the second series as The Black Hand

Series 2 will start airing from Saturday September 7th, 2013. It will consist of twenty-six episodes. Filming began for the series in May 2013. This is the first season to be owned by Cadells Ltd.

Richard has promised that this series is going to be "bigger and better" than the first. Guest stars will include Dave Benson Phillips, The Krankies, Brian Blessed, Shaun Williamson, Caroline Quentin, Stu Francis, Amy Childs, B*Witched, Richard Arnold, Maurice Thorogood (who directed The Big Day Out), Joe Pasquale, John Thomson, Peter Dickson, Christopher Pizzey, Jimmy Carlo, Catherine Marks, Martyn James, Richard Cadell's sister Helen Pearson, Christian Clark, Bobby Clark and Chloe Rudge. Wink Taylor will reprise his role as Dickie Blazer from The Big Day Out as well as playing some minor roles, all uncredited.

This series introduced two new writers, Aaron Price and Richard Gauntlett


  1. Fitness Funatic
  2. The New Building
  3. The Black Hand
  4. Sooty's Space Rocket
  5. Five Star Fish
  6. The Early Night
  7. The Genie
  8. Easter Time
  9. Sooty Takes Off
  10. The Fancy Dress Party
  11. April Foolishness
  12. The Inventions Game
  13. Balancing Act
  14. Cow Capers
  15. Rainy Day
  16. The Haunted House
  17. The Dance Competition
  18. Fireworks
  19. It's a Dog's Life
  20. Record Breakers
  21. Some Holiday
  22. Wacky Washing
  23. The Silent Movie
  24. Disco Disco
  25. Panto Palaver
  26. Pranks and Presents

Series 3: 2018

A third series of the show was announced by the official Twitter on 15th April 2018. Filming started in June with the episodes airing later on ITV Be's new three hour children's slot "Little Be" on September 3rd. The episodes are written by Richard Cadell, Alex Skerratt and Richard Gauntlett. Guest stars for this series include Lisa Riley, Faye Tozer, Peter Andre, John Challis, Rich Roberts, Danny Rogers and Bonnie Spencer.

Brian Sandford was unavailable during filming to be Sweep's puppeteer and voice (although he makes a brief return in the third episode) and Martin Rose also stepped down as a puppeteer. They were replaced by veteran puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew and Phil Fletcher. Wink Taylor also did not return to the series, but Mandy Glass returns, credited as a puppeteer on several episodes.


  1. The Garden Party
  2. Wash 'n' Wax
  3. Who's Got Talent?
  4. Wild Wild West
  5. Jurassic Lark
  6. Just Deserts


  • When the production crew film the episodes during the holiday season as there are more holiday makers to appear as extras, they often do not reveal the comedy sequence they are about to act out, so that the extras' reactions are as genuine as possible. Because of this they have to often try and do the whole sequence in one take.
  • The first season was owned by Tivoli Media, but from Season 2 onwards, the series is now owned by Cadells Ltd.
  • Series 3 has been confirmed by Richard Cadell in an interview with Sooty4Life.


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