This week our nostalgic feature looks at the little yellow puppet that first appeared on our screens in 1952 and continued to delight generations of children for years to come.

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Sooty the bear, was created in Bradford by magician and puppeteer Harry Corbett the nephew of chip shop giant Harry Ramsden, who had bought the puppet as a present for his son, Matthew Corbett, from a stall when he was on holiday in Blackpool in 1948.

The original bear was completely yellow, and Harry covered his ears and nose with 'soot' so that he would show up better on black and white television - hence the puppet's name.