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Documentary reveals Sooty sex controversy and 'no touch' rule - SBS

Sooty and friends in happier times. The 'controversial' Soo is seen bottom left. Source: Supplied. A documentary says the BBC were concerned about adding a female character in the UK TV puppet show Sooty. Updated Updated 1 October 2016. Plans to ...and more »

BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed - BBC News

The idea to introduce a female puppet to Sooty's children's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to intervene, a new documentary has revealed. The suggestion by Sooty creator Harry Corbett caused a furore in the ...and more »

What's that Sooty? You want a girlfriend? - The Register

The BBC Director-General was forced to intervene in a row over providing children's puppet Sooty with a lady friend. A documentary on the creator of the Sooty Show Harry Corbett - nephew of fish and chip entrepreneur Harry Ramsden - revealed his ...and more »

BBC fought over Sooty getting a girlfriend because they might have sex - The Independent

The idea of giving Sooty a girlfriend proved so controversial in the Sixties that the BBC's director general had to insist on a “no touch” rule, according to a new documentary. Creator Harry Corbett wanted to introduce a female puppet to the hugely ...and more »

'Sooty's 'sexing-up' in the 1960s caused a bit of an outcry at the BBC - Metro

Harry Corbett spawned controversy after his plans to – gasp! – give Sooty a girlfriend (Picture: Rex Shutterstock). You might think of gentle children's TV favourite Sooty as a bit of a mild-mannered, wholesome chap – but it seems that he created a bit ...and more »

The Guardian view on offensive language on TV: remember the viewer - The Guardian

'We live in a more liberal culture than in the days when the BBC blocked Sooty the glove puppet from having a girlfriend.' Photograph: ITV/Rex Features. There are some words that are so offensive and unacceptable that they have never appeared, or so we ...and more »

'Sooty' Producers Feared Soo's Arrival Would 'Introduce Sex To Children' Back In The 60s - Huffington Post UK

A new documentary about children's TV show 'Sooty' has uncovered how the introduction of Soo in the 1960s caused a huge row over the idea it could sex up the programme. 'Sooty' creator Harry Corbett was at odds with many TV chiefs, who claimed bringing ...and more »

Sooty: the BBC objected to a female character for fear of 'sexing up' - Den of Geek UK

In 1965, the BBC resisted the introduction of Soo to The Sooty Show, for fear of making it too sexual... News · Simon Brew. Sep 30, 2016. facebook · twitter · google+ · j; 16 Comments. The antics of Sooty, Sweep and Soo have brought entertainment to ...and more »

BBC tried to ban Sooty from having a girlfriend over fears it would 'sex up' show - Evening Standard

Sooty very nearly didn't become friends with his sidekick Soo after the BBC feared the introduction of a female character would 'sex up' the children's show. Creator Harry Corbett sparked a major debate after he raised the idea of introducing a female ...and more »

BBC was engulfed in 1960s sex row as it BANS plans to give Sooty a GIRLFRIEND - Express.co.uk

THE BBC once tried to ban Sooty from having a girlfriend over fears of sexing up the puppet show. PUBLISHED: 06:00, Sat, Oct 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 09:55, Sat, Oct 1, 2016. 0. Harry Corbett with Sooty and friends puppets GETTY. Harry Corbett wanted to ...and more »