VHS

In the early 1980s, the Sooty Show changed noticably - the show moved from being "sketch-based" to being based around the Sooteries cottage, Matthew Corbett grew a beard, and Brenda Longman replaced Marjorie Corbett as the voice of Soo. But there were other changes happening in the entertainment world as well, as home video was emerging, with many video companies rushing to release some of the most popular films and TV shows of the day in order to capitalise on this growing market.

The Sooty Show was no exception - starting with The Adventures of Sooty, everyone's favourite magical bear enjoyed consistent sales on VHS (and even the early Betamax format!) throughout the 1980s and right into the early 2000's before DVD took over. (See further down this page for a list of Sooty DVD releases!)

Below is a list of what we believe to be every official VHS release of The Sooty Show, Sooty & Co., Learn With Sooty, and other miscellaneous releases. Every effort has been made to make this list as exhaustive as possible, but if you have an official VHS release featuring Sooty that's not listed below, please send us an e-mail as we would love to add details of it to this guide!

The Sooty Show on VHS VHS Compilations featuring The Sooty Show
  • Children's Favourites
  • Childrens' Summer Stories
  • Children's Favourites: Bedtime Stories
  • Lollipop Children's Favourites Volume 3
  • Rainbow: Zipman & Bobbin + Sooty: The Good, The Bad and the Furry
  • Children's Club: Children's Favourites
  • Children's Holiday Favourites
  • Children's Christmas Favourites
  • Cult Kids' Classics 2
Sooty and Co on VHS
  • Moving In & Bubble Trouble
  • Scrap Idea & Buddy Jolly
  • Canal Capers & Staff Training
  • Sooty's Magic Solutions & New Friends
  • World of Fun & Clocks Galore
  • Splashing Out & Soo To The Rescue
  • Camping Out & Other Stories
  • Sooty's Elastic Tricks & Other Stories
  • Speedy Sweep & Other Stories
  • An Izzy Wizzy Christmas
  • Animal Magic
  • Sooty's Magic Box of Tricks
  • My Bumper Sooty - Little Shop of Mischief
Learn With Sooty on VHS
  • Have Fun With Numbers
  • Be Safe
  • Start To Read
  • Simple Science
  • Start To Read 2
  • A - Z of Animals
  • Down On The Farm
  • Have Fun With Numbers 2
  • Start To Read + Have Fun With Numbers (2-pack)
Sooty Live Performances on VHS
  • The Sooty Video Show (Warwick)
  • The Sooty Video Show (Video Gems)
  • The Sooty Video Show (Tempo)
  • An Audience With Sooty
  • The Sooty Show: Izzy Wizzy, Let's Get Busy (Sooty Video Show re-release)
Sooty's Amazing Adventures (animated series) on VHS
(animated series)
  • Vol.1 Things That Go McSqueak In The Night
  • Volume 2

 

DVD

When DVD became the dominant home video format, a number of cult kids' TV shows started to find their way onto DVD, a mixture of releases targetted at nostalgic adults who grew up in the 1970s / 1980s and releases of classic children's programmes aimed at today's children's market.

The Sooty Show has seen several DVD releases covering all of these types, all single-disc releases featuring a selection of episodes. Fans of the show can only hope that at some stage the series is given the detailed, "season sets"-style release it deserves, but nevertheless it is still a treat to be able to watch classic Sooty Show episodes in DVD quality!

Below is a list of what we believe to be every official DVD release of The Sooty Show, Sooty & Co., and other miscellaneous releases. Every effort has been made to make this list as exhaustive as possible, but if you have an official DVD release featuring Sooty that's not listed below, please send us an e-mail as we would love to add details of it to this guide!

The Sooty Show on DVD
  • Sweep Superdog
  • Wet & Wild Water Fun
  • The Times newspaper promo DVD
  • Happy Birthday Sooty
  • Izzy Wizzy
  • The Big Surprise
DVD Compilations featuring The Sooty Show
  • Cult Kids' Classics 2
  • Cult Kids' Classics: School Disco
Sooty and Co on DVD
  • Sooty's Magic Box of Tricks Volume 1
Sooty Live Performances on DVD
  • The Sooty Show: Izzy Wizzy, Let's Get Busy (Sooty Video Show re-release)
Miscellaneous Sooty DVD releases
  • The Sooty Show Volume 1
    (Harry Corbett Lost Episodes DVD)
  • Sooty - A Big Day Out


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