Connie Comes To Tea

The Sooty Show title for this series

Episode Info

Episode Number: 9
Airdate: 9th November 1981
Time: 4:20pm
Channel: ITV
Production Code: 24691

Synopsis

It's 7am in the morning and Sooty, Sweep and Soo are fast asleep in bed, however Matthew is up up early preparing for a special visitors arrival. Matthew goes to get the gang up, explaining he wants them up to all get washed, telling them about the special guest. Sooty, Sweep and Soo are so eager they all try to get showered at the same time! Matthew is finishing icing his flan and asks Sooty to help, however Sooty decides to ice Sweep instead! Matthew explains that the surprise guest is Connie Creighton, who comes on the stage tours with them in the winter. Soo suggest baking a cake, so Matthew and Sooty decide to go to Soo's Kitchen to bake the cake. However when Soo asks Sweep to move the flan, Sweep puts it on a chair! Back in Soo's kitchen, Matthew and Sooty decide to use the magic wand to bake the cake, after putting an interesting mix of 'ingrediants' into the cake mixture! However while Matthew and Sooty's backs are turned, Sweep had decided to add his bone to the mixture! The cake is baked just in time, as Connie arrives, but unfortunately she finds Sooty's pet crab in the downstairs wash basin, which is a bit of a shock for her. Things are about to get worse when Connie sits on the flan Sweep had placed on the chair earlier! However to make up for it, Matthew offers Connie a piece of cake, which contains Sweep's bone! The whole tea is a disaster! Connie assures the gang not worry and gives everyone a present each (a dress for Soo, a bone for Sweep, a magic book for Sooty and squirting flour for Matthew!) Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo show Connie their bedroom, where Connie reads them a bedtime story about Sooty, Sweep and Soo's journey into space!


Availability

This episode of The Sooty Show was released on the following DVD:
Click here for more info on this VHS release! We have this episode in our archive.
THE TIMES FREE PROMO - DVD
This episode has been released on a free DVD that came with The Times newspaper in 2008. This DVD can be quite rare to find, but can sometimes be bought off eBay.


Notes of Interest

Magic Wand This was the first TV episode that Connie Creighton would appear in! After this she would go to appear once per series of The Sooty Show from 1981, right up until the final series of Sooty & Co in 1998! (appearing in 19 episodes between The Sooty Show and Sooty & Co in total!
Magic Wand Sadly Connie Creighton passed away on 23rd January 2009. We'd like to dedicate this particular page to 'Auntie Connie' as a tribute to all the wonderful scenes she appeared in and her contribution to the Sooty Television series.
Magic Wand The story Connie reads is about Sooty dreaming about going into space. Sooty would dream about Soo going up into space, in the 1986 episode, Star Gazing!

Screenshots

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Matthew is icing his flan he made for tea... ...and asks Sooty to finish it off, but Sooty ices Sweep instead!
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Sooty and Matthew are baking a cake in Soo's kitchen... ...but while they are not looking, Sweep puts his bone in the cake mixture!
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Poor Connie sits on the flan that Matthew made! Connie isn't impressed with the cake, when she finds Sweep's bone in it!
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Matthew gets squirted by a joke flower Connie bought from a joke shop! Connie reads Sooty, Sweep and Soo a bedtime story.


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