Safety First

The Sooty Show title for this series

Episode Info

Episode Number: 5
Airdate: 15th October 1981
Time: 4:20pm
Channel: ITV
Production Code: 24689


Sooty, Sweep and Soo are fast asleep, safe and sound in their beds, however they awake to hear screams from Matthew, who has stepped out of bed and fallen over a toy car, hurting his ankle! Matthew goes to complain to Sooty, Sweep and Soo about leaving their toys lying around, but they think it's funny! Matthew soons stops them laughing when he mentions not taking them on the picnic he'd promised. He tells them that they should be more careful. However when Matthew leaves the bedroom he has yet another accident, this time sliding on a roller skate and hurting his wrist! They all go to get washed for the picnic in the bathroom, with Sweep eager to have a bath. However Sooty stops him just in time before he leaps into a scolding hot bath, although Matthew had got into his bath before checking the temperature and scolding his feet! Down at the breakfast bar, the gang peel their boiled eggs for the picnic, learning the dangers of hot saucepan's. Matthew also tells Sooty off for rocking on his stool and when Sooty asks him why he can't, Matthew demonstrates by falling backwards on his own and banging his head! Sooty then hands Matthew a knife, which cuts his finger! Matthew also explains not to touch electrical equipment when the toaster blows up. The gang decide to go and play in their bedroom, but Matthew isn't pleased that they are playing with sharp toy swords and tells Soo off for bouncing on a bed. However once again it's Matthew who ends up having an accident banging his eye when leaving the bedroom. Finally the gang are their picnic, where Sooty and Sweep are playing with a ball. The ball later ends up bouncing onto a road, where Sweep chases after it and is nearly run over! Matthew tells Sweep that he must never run out onto a road! However Matthew is then run over by the Vicar on his bicycle! Back home Matthew reads the gang a story highlighting the dangers of playing in the sea, when at the Seaside.


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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 The roller skate Matthew slides over on his a human sized I'm not sure why Sooty, Sweep and Soo would be playing with it......?
Magic Wand Although Sooty is the one who stops Sweep getting scolded in the hot bath, later Matthew says the bath Sooty ran for him was full of hot water, without running any cold water in and he scolded his feet! A bit odd how Sooty is safety conscious for Sweep, but not for Matthew!
Magic Wand The basic premise of this episode, was likely to be the inspiration for the Learn With Sooty: Be Safe video episode!
Magic Wand The Vicar who runs Matthew over in this episode is played by Richard Lockwood, one of The Sooty Show puppeteers!


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Matthew isn't pleased when he hurts his ankle and Sooty, Sweep and Soo find it funny! Sweep is about to jump into a scolding hot bath!...
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...but Sooty stops him and they all check the temperature of the bath. Matthew falls backwards off his chair and bangs his head!
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Poor Matthew is in the wars, now having slid over on a roller skate and banged his eye! Sweep is nearly run over, when chasing a ball on to a road!
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Matthew is run over by the Vicar on his Bicycle! A bed ridden Matthew reads the gang a bedtime story.

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