Sooty & Co. was a British children's television series that was produced for six series by Granada Television, that aired on ITV from 6 September 1993 to 14 December 1998.
Sherlock Sooty and Sweep start the latest money making scheme with a group of officers which Soo makes Scampi the criminal with Sooty and Sweep the detectors. Once the others think Scampi stole Richard’s notepad, Scampi is locked up inside bars until confessing. They then begin tidying the shop up to get their rewards until Matthew returns. Richard Cadell and Liana Bridges make their first appearances as presenters and the last series of Matthew Corbett's era as a presenter of Sooty.
Sweep's love of mud gets him into trouble when it is decided he is a health risk.
Matthew, Sooty and Soo are trying to get a new computer working, but can't manage. Matthew finds Sweep and Scampi playing with the wrapping that the computer came in and gives them into trouble. Matthew goes to the computer shop for help. When Matthew is out they get a customer looking for spare parts, he offers to help them with the computer and manages to get it working. While Sooty and Soo are doing that, Sweep and Scampi are busy trying to catch a mouse. In the end it is caught and Professor is gone by magic, Matthew returns home to find that the computer is working and that it was his fault because he never switched it on!
Matthew and Sooty and Co. believe there is no such thing as The Invisible Man, so Sooty plays a trick on Matthew with an invisible vase and Matthew plays a trick on Scampi with a handkherchief and an invisible thread. Sweep, Scampi and Soo then play a trick on Matthew into believing it was the invisible man by using a magnet to move the mug across the table by itself. Matthew then believes he is invisible but when he drinks a bottle of syrup of figs, he makes a fool of himself by stripping himself to his underpants and causes him to have abdominal pain.
It's Sooty's birthday as Liana and Richard plan a surprise birthday party for him. They sing him a special birthday tune 'Many Happy Returns' as Matthew is in a box covered in gunge.
Matthew leaves Richard Cadell and Liana Bridges in charge of the Sooty and Co. shop. Liana gets stuck in the toilet because the key was broken. Whilst Richard tries to fix the lock, he gets his nose bleed, his head hit whilst lifting a stiff lid, and when the phone rings, Richard trips down the stairs which breaks his foot. Then whilst trying to pull a bone out of the lock, it hits him in the broken nose and then Sooty hits him in the head with a hammer instead of the screwdriver. Liana then opens her mouth and when Richard uses a pumper to get the juice into her mouth through the keyhole, it gets her face wet. Matthew returns to the shop to find out what Richard, Liana and others have been up to which he is not happy with Richard and others for leaving Liana locked in the toilet.
First of all Matthew and Sooty are teasing Sweep about being clever. Later on, Mo comes in and buys lots of Sheep pictures and shep toys off Matthew, but Mo says would he like woolen clothes, a scarf or a nice woolen jumper, he accepts, also Mo gives him two sheep and he has to take the skin off the sheep himself. Matthew, Sooty and Sweep go to Wales to return the sheep, and while they are there Sweep rounds lots of sheep into a lorry. At the end of the episode they sing a song called 'A Dog Is A Man's Best Friend'.
Little Cousin Scampi gets into trouble for taking Matthew's fake grasshoppers.
Mathew is redaing a newspaper headline all about burglaries. Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Scampi are tidying up. Later on, Matthew is quite upset to find rubbish everywhere and it keeps appearing. He thinks Sooty & Co. is not being burglared but 'Delgrubed'. Matthew tells us he thinks this because Delgrub spelt backwards is Burgled. In the end he decides to get some help and gets the police, in the end Matthew finds out that it was Mo leaving the rubbish and the policeman is a relation of Mo's. Matthew is stuck for words, but everything is fine in the end, the rubbish is all gone.
Matthew and Sooty display contrasting climbing abilities at Snowdonia in North Wales.
Matthew is planning to leave to work in another shop and gets ready to set off but Richard and Lianne have a surprise, a tape full of memories over the past 6 years and Matthew meets an old friend. Outside the shop, goodbye clips are played and Matthew shakes his head and the whole nation cries...