No. of series2 First episode date5 September 2011 NetworksITV, CITV
StarringSootySweepSooRichard Cadell No. of episodes52 (as of 1 December 2013) Location(s)Brean Leisure Park, Somerset Number of episodes52 (as of 1 December 2013) GenreChildren's television series CastRichard Cadell, Francis Wright SimilarThe Sooty Show, Sooty Heights, Sooty and Co.
Sooty sweep and soo the big day out
Sooty is a British children's slapstick television series that airs on CITV. It is the first new series to feature Sooty since the last series ended in 2004, and the first since Richard Cadell bought the rights to the brand in 2008.
Early licensing material gave the series the name 'Sooty and Sweep', which is believed to be the working title for the show.
A DVD special, starring Richard Cadell and also set at a theme park, entitled "Sooty - The Big Day Out" was released in 2010, and acted as the pilot for the series.
Little Cousin Scampi, Butch, Ramsbottom and Sweep's mum and dad made cameos in the "The Wedding".
Several of the routines in the show are taken from the original Harry Corbett scripts.
Each episode was originally planned to be 18 minutes long, but due to the time slot allocated by CITV, elements that did not move the story forward were cut from the script.
Soo wears pink wellies in the Series 2 episode "The Rainy Day" where she jumps in some puddles with Sooty, Sweep and Richard. It is the first time Soo has worn wellies since in the other series she didn't.
Series 3 has been confirmed by Richard in an interview.
In "Pizza to Go", cars that look like Sally Carrera and Luigi from Cars appear on the top shelf.
A movie based on the series is due to be released in the future. The logline is, "Soo has been kidnapped by an evil showbiz impresario who will pull every trick in the book to turn her into a global superstar and Sooty and Sweep need her back." Brenda Longman announced in a Q&A with fans, that it is in pre production, but she is not sure of a release date.