Burglar Box

The Sooty Show title for this series

Episode Info

Episode Number: 9
Airdate: 3rd March 1988
Time: 4:20pm
Channel: ITV
Production Code: 37952


Matthew becomes security conscious after receiving a leaflet through the letterbox from the police about burglaries. He is also concerned, due to somebody leaving the front door open over night! Matthew blames Sooty, but soon realises that it was actually himself who left the door open after putting the milk bottles out. Matthew wants to have a security alarm system, but decides it's too expensive. However Soo tells Matthew that Sooty has invented a security device, called 'Sooty's Burglar Box' Matthew decides to put Sooty's invention to the test, with hilarious results! Later on, when Matthew has returned from the shower, he discovers the Burglar Box is missing....however Sooty has a tracker for Matthew to find the Burglar Box, sending him on a wild goose chase, while Sooty, Sweep and Soo relax at their neighbours swimming pool!


This episode of The Sooty Show was officially released on the following VHS:
Children's Favourites VHS
Children's Favourites - VHS
This episode has been officially released on the Children's Favourites VHS released by Thames/VCI in 1988, however this is now deleted. Click on the image above for more information about this VHS, or click the Amazon link to buy this VHS from Amazon.co.uk Marketplace sellers.

Notes of Interest

Magic Wand A few scenes from this episode feature on the opening theme of the following series, which aired in the autumn of 1988, perhaps indicating this was filmed early on! Infact, looking at the production number, we can assume this was the 4th episode of this series to be filmed!
Magic Wand This episode features an appearance from Matthew's dog, Label, who would feature in many other episodes of The Sooty Show series!
Magic Wand This is one of an handful of The Sooty Show episodes, where we get to see the characters legs and feet! We see Sooty swimming in the pool and Soo sitting on a chair by the pool.
Magic Wand Matthew sings a song called "Burglar Box", which plays during the scenes of Matthew chasing Label and Sooty, Sweep and Soo relaxing at the swimming pool.


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Matthew learns about Sooty's Burglar Box from Sweep and Soo... Matthew bears the brunt of Sooty's latest invention!
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Sooty swimming in the pool... Soo relaxing by the pool...
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Sweep enjoying a glass of cola.... Matthew gets covered in mud while chasing the tracking device on Label the dog....
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....but it's soon washed off when Matthew wades through a pond! A soaking Matthew returns home and finds out he's been on a while goose chase!

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