BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed
The idea to introduce a female puppet to Sooty's children's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to intervene, a new documentary has revealed.
The suggestion by Sooty creator Harry Corbett caused a furore in the press, which claimed it would "introduce sex into a children's programme".
The show's producer and a BBC governor were against Sooty having a girlfriend.
BBC DG Hugh Carlton Greene stepped in to allow panda Soo's introduction.
Matthew Corbett, Harry's son, told the documentary: "My father was called into the head office and the... read more
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