Sooty's Magic Lamp

The Sooty Show title for this series

Episode Info

Episode Number: 3
Airdate: 21st January 1988
Time: 4:20pm
Channel: ITV
Production Code: 37960


Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Matthew are clearing out the loft when they discover an old lamp. The three friends wonder if their discovery is in fact a magic lamp, like Aladdin's, and try several rhymes to try and summon the genie. Matthew is skeptical, but is shocked when he accidentally speaks in rhyme and an ill-tempered, impatient genie appears! The genie tells them that they have only one wish each, and pressures them to hurry up, at which Sooty, Sweep and Soo all end up accidentally wasting their wishes. Matthew is cross and, like Sooty, Sweep and Soo, accidentally makes a wish - Matthew wishes that they'd never found the lamp in the first place!


This episode of The Sooty Show was officially released on the following VHS / DVD releases:
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This episode has been officially released on the Freemantle Media DVD Izzy Wizzy. Click on the image above for more information about this DVD, or click the Amazon link to order the DVD from This episode was also available on the Sooty's Magic Lamp VHS released by Lollipop in 1989, 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 Marketplace sellers. (PLEASE NOTE: This video is extremely rare and so may not always be available from Amazon Marketplace sellers. If you're looking to buy this video, it's best to check Amazon Marketplace regularly!)

Notes of Interest

Magic Wand A near-identical version of this story was actually released on a twin-pack of audio cassettes of Sooty stories, read by Matthew Corbett and released by Tempo. The copyright date stamp on the cassettes is 1987, which indicates that this episode is actually an adaptation of the audio cassette story rather than the other way around!
Magic Wand This episode was officially released on the Lollipop video of the same name, however it is extremely hard to come by and as such is very sought-after by Sooty memorabilia collectors!
Magic Wand When Sooty and Soo are emptying out the loft, they find Soo's bean bag and refer to Sweep's emptying out of all the beans (and Sooty's subsequent magical repair of Soo's bean bag) in the previous series' episode Cuddly Toys!
Magic Wand The song that Matthew sings, "Sooty the Magical Bear", is set to the Sooty Show's closing theme music. This music was sometimes used for other closing songs in The Sooty Show.


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Matthew finishes telling the story of Aladdin Sooty, Sweep and Soo begin clearing out the loft...
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Everything to be thrown away has to go in this box... Sooty and Soo discover an old lamp, and wonder if it's a magic lamp like Aladdin's!
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Matthew is bombarded with junk from the loft! After speaking in rhyme, the gang summon a genie from the lamp!
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Matthew is cross, and wishes that they'd never found the lamp in the first place! The gang are all puzzled, as they feel something happened...but they can't remember what it was!

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