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This page is for minor characters that appeared in the 2011 series of Sooty.

Bob the Security Guard

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Bob the Security Guard was constantly chasing after Richard and the gang, who thought he wanted to throw them out of the theme park ,but it turns out that he was trying to track them down to give Sooty a prize for being the one millionth costumer. He was portrayed by Mark Roper.

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Dickie Blazer

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Dickie Blazer is the host of the talent show Sooty and the gang enter whilst at the amusement park. He later appeared as the host of Slater's biggest fools competition. He is portrayed by Wink Taylor.

Appearances

Specials: The Big Day Out

Mr. Slater

Mr. Hubert Slater is the strict owner of the Holiday Park where Richard and the gang work. A lot of storylines revolve around Richard and the gang trying to impress him. He is frequently mentioned or inaudibly heard over the telephone, but is never seen. He is known to have two grandsons and a granddaughter who are just as hard to please as he is.

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Miss Solomon

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Miss Solomon is the newly-appointed vicar of a church near Slater's Theme Park. She once asked Richard to pose for a photograph to promote Slater's Theme Park in the church's new calendar. This caused some confusion amongst Sooty, Sweep, and Soo who thought Richard was going to marry Miss Solomon! She was portrayed by Stacey Solomon.

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Fred Firewheel

"Drat - and double drat!"
— Fred Firewheel
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Fred Firewheel is an evil-minded go-kart racer. He always competes in Slater's Annual Go-Kart Race and always comes second to Mr. Slater himself. One year, Mr. Slater could not compete and Richard had to take his place. After a bad start, Sooty and Soo enter in their camper van and Fred tries loads of different tricks, all of them backfiring! Sooty and Soo win the race and Fred doesn't even finish. He was portrayed by Justin Lee Collins who went on to make an uncredited appearance in the episode, Pizza to Go.

Trivia

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Farmer Cheggers

"It's fresh 'eggers' from Cheggers!"
— Richard
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Farmer Cheggers runs the nearby "Cheggers Farm". The gang once went to him when they'd run out of milk and eggs on their doughnut stand. Other than chickens and cows, he also keeps goats and donkeys. He was portrayed by Keith Chegwin.

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Officer Shuttleworth

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Officer Shuttleworth is a vigilant police officer that is local to Slaters Holiday Park. He is very friendly with all the staff at the holiday park, although he once had to arrest Richard on suspicions of stealing money. He was portrayed by John Shuttleworth who went on to make an uncredited appearance in the episode, Pizza to Go.

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Valentino Du Prado

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Valentino Du Prado is a world-famous Italian fashion designer. He once went to Slater's Holiday Park in hope of getting peace and quiet. When Sooty's pizza flinging machine malfunctions, the pizzas land on peoples heads and Valentino is very impressed and sees the pizzas as the next big trend. He was portrayed by Brendan Cole.

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Twinkle

Twinkle

Twinkle is Soo's pet rabbit. She lives a hutch outside Richard's caravan. She once a escaped whilst Sweep and Soo were cleaning out her hutch before the inspector of the "Health and Hygiene Association" arrived. Sooty had to programme his new robot Harry to track down Twinkle and bring her back.

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Hubert Fanshawe

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Hubert Fanshawe is an inspector from the "Health and Hygiene Association". He once inspected Slater' Holiday Park and gave it a certificate to say that it is officially clean. He enjoys a good laugh, but does his job very thoroughly. He was portrayed by Ken Morley.

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The Lady Mayoress

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The Lady Mayoress was asked by Mr. Slater to open the new ghost train ride at his holiday park. She also had the first ride on it and was very frightened by a real, live spook which turns out to be Richard! She was portrayed by Ann Widdecome.

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Maybe Goo Ga

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Maybe Goo Ga is Richard's favourite popstar who once performed her hit song at Slater's Holiday Park. On her way to the theme park, her limo broke down causing her to be late. She is obviously based on real popstar, Lady GaGa. She was portrayed by professional Lady GaGa impersonator, Nicola Marie Bloor. The hand of Goo Ga that taps on the bonnet of the limo, is the hand of puppeteer Mandy Glass.

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Amy

"Good morning, sir. Welcome to Slater's Fitness Centre. My name's Amy. How can I help you?"
— Amy
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Amy runs Slater's health spa and gym at the leisure park. She was once helped by Sooty, Sweep and Soo. She was played by Amy Childs.

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Maxine Gastro

"Merci beaucoup..."
"Oh, bless you. I'll get you a tissue!
"
— Mrs. Gastro and Soo
MaxineGastro

Maxine Gastro is a high profile restaurant critic and a very close friend of Mr. Slater's. She once visited Mr. Slater's new restaurant Chez Soo where Richard was working as a head waiter. She ordered sole fish which Richard orders fishermen Sooty and Sweep to catch. Richard and Soo try their hardest to keep Mrs. Gastro happy at the restaurant because if she reported them to Mr. Slater, Richard was sure to get the sack. When Sooty and Sweep return without a fish but a trolley-load of rubbish instead, Mrs. Gastro is not happy until she spots that Sooty and Sweep have found her purse which had fallen into the lake when she first arrives. Mrs. Gastro promised to put in a good word with Mr. Slater and treats the whole gang to fish and chips from the local chip shop. She was played by Caroline Quentin.

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The Genie

"Ooh, look at me! I'm dis-custard! Dis-custard - get it?"
— Mrs. Gastro and Soo
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The Genie is very mischievous. He was trapped in a magic lamp for a thousand years for being so troublesome until the lamp was found at the beach by Sooty, Sweep and Soo. After granting them a wish each, the genie escapes into the park and causes trouble. After matching Sooty's magic abilities, he is tricked into getting back into the lamp. Richard and the gang then re-bury the lamp on the beach. Richard hopes that when the Genie comes out of the lamp again in another thousand years, he will be better behaved. The Genie was played by Dave Benson Phillips.

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The Farmer

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The Farmer is very friendly and works at Sandfords Farm. She once gave Sooty and Soo some eggs for an egg hunt at the holiday park. She was played by magician Catherine Marks.

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Barrie Bonkers

"Boys and girls, can I have your attention please? It's Richard Cadell speaking!"
— Barrie Bonkers
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Barrie Bonkers is Mr. Slater's arch-rival. Every year, he tries to sneak into Slater's fancy dress party, ruin everyone's costumes and steal all the prizes. One year, Richard is put in charge of security at the party and when Barrie arrives dressed as Richard himself, the real Richard is overcome with flattery and let's Barrie in. Once inside, Barrie makes everyone believe he is the real Richard Cadell which works until Sooty, Sweep and Soo become suspicious. Sooty and Sweep, dressed as Superdog and Spiderbear, save the day. Barrie Bonkers was played by Shaun Williamson.

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The Boss

"I'm out so you get out!"
— The Boss' catchphrase
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The Boss is the surly star of the game show "The Inventions Game". He has a very dry sense of humour and a quick wit. He proves that he enjoys a good laugh however when he allowed Richard and his comedy changing machine (actually a serious invention that failed) to win "The Inventions Game" much to the delight of Mr. Slater. He, along with the show itself, is based on one of the dragons on the BBC gameshow "Dragon's Den". He was played by actor and comedian John Thomson.

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Gerald Smedley

"Hello, I'm Gerald Smedley and I'm looking for £20,000 for my inventions: The Scratcher Catcher! Yay!"
— Gerald Smedley
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Gerald Smedley is a hapless inventor and contestant on "The Inventions Game". He has invented a robotic hand on a stick which he calls "the Scratcher Catcher" which he presented to The Boss. Wanting twenty thousand pounds for it, the Boss was not impressed and throws him out. Gerald returns later on with the same invention which he has re-branded as an "Instant Light Switcher On-er". The Boss throws him out again. He was played by Christopher Pizzey.

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Farmer Francis

"Ooh, I could crush a grape!"
— Farmer Francis
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Farmer Francis is a very friendly farmer at a local farm. He is also an old school friend of Mr. Slater's who volunteers Richard to help him out. At the farm Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard help Farmer Francis with various jobs including feeding the chickens and milking his cow, Daisy. Richard is rewarded for his hard work with a slice of Farmer Francis' best cheese. He was played by Stu Francis.

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The Butler

"I do hope you both have a good FRIGHT!"
— The Butler
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The Butler is employed to run Mr. Slater's new haunted house. Richard and Sweep were tricked into spending the night in the haunted house, believing it to be real. The creepy Butler has a tendency to laugh at everything; Richard actually jokes that they could do with him in the audience for their live shows! It is unknown who the Butler really is. The Butler was played by Maurice Thorogood who also directed The Big Day Out.

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Dame Helena Pearsona

"You were like two stallions of dance - I loved it!"
— Dame Helena judging Sooty and Sweep's ballerina routine
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Dame Helena Pearsona is a professional dancer who judged Mr. Slater's dance competition alongside Butch and Ramsbottom. Before the competition began, she gave Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard a dancing lesson. She appears to be very passionate about dancing as all of the performances at the dancing competition moves her to tears. She was played by Richard Cadell's real-life sister, Helen Pearson.

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Buster the Pig

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Buster the Pig is a costumed character who opened Mr. Slater's fireworks display, taking over the job from Richard who had opened the display several times before. When the time came for Buster to push down on the plunger to open the display, the plunger failed. Luckily, Sooty was on hand with his magic wand to save the day. As the role was uncredited, it is currently unknown who played him.

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Trivia

Janette Krankette

"Hello, Mr. Cadell. I hope all is tickety-boo with the old contest. Wot, wot."
— Janette Krankette
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Janette Krankette was the judge of Mr. Slater's dog show. After watching all of the dogs, she gives Sweep a special prize for being the most entertaining. As a result of a bet Sooty had made with Richard earlier, Janette laughs as Richard has to tackle the obstacle course, dressed as a dog. She has a tendency to say "wot, wot" a lot which confuses Sweep. Janette Krankett was played by Janette Tough, who makes up half of the double-act "The Krankies".

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Mr. Krankie

"Hello, Mr. Krankie, where's your dog?"
"Oh, he got sick."
"Oh dear."
"I took him to the vet and I got his tail jammed in the door."
"Oh dear"
"Then, we sat down and we see a man with a cat and the cat scratched his eyes!"
"Oh, what's his name?"
"Lucky."
"Not very fandabidozi, that, is it?
"
— Janette Krankette and Mr. Krankie
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Mr. Krankie was to enter Mr. Slater's dog show, but he only has a lead with him. When asked by judge Janette Krankette what happened to his dog, he explains that his dog is sick and talks about a chain of unfortunate events which happened when he took the dog to the vet which include getting its tail jammed in a door. The whole sequence is thought to be a joke as Mr. Krankie reveals that the dog is named Lucky at the end. He only appears in one scene. Mr. Krankie was played by Ian Tough who makes up the other half of the comedy duo "The Krankies" with his wife Jannette who plays the dog show judge.

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Boris McSquirter

"Weally, Mr. Cadell, your fwiend are distwacting me!"
"I'm weally sorry...I mean, REALLY sorry!
"
— Boris McSquirter and Richard
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Boris McSquirter is the adjudicator from the world records association. He has come to Slater's holiday park to supervise several world record attempts such as Jimmy Carlo's pie eating. To start with he appears to be a rather sensible fellow who is easily annoyed, but proves that he has a fun side. Eventually, he awards Sooty the world record for longest sponsored silence. He cannot pronounce his Rs. He was played by Richard Arnold.

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Martyn James

"Oh dear, it looks like Mr. James is seeing red - or maybe pink!"
— Soo
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Martyn James is the manager of Slaters' United Football Team and a good friend of Mr. Slater. He gives Richard the team's football kits to wash and orders him to get them back to him thirty minutes before the match. Sweep washes the kits and puts paint in the machine instead of washing detergent resulting in the kits coming out pink. Needless to say, Mr. James is not pleased with Richard and he, along with the football team, chase Richard around the football stadium. He is played by entertainer, Martyn James.

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Mr. Slater's Grandchildren

"Did you enjoy that, kids?"
"No. Not really.
"
— Richard and Mr. Slater's grandchildren
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Mr. Slater has three grandchildren; two grandsons and a granddaughter. They, like their grandfather, are very fussy and hard to please. Richard is tasked with showing the grandchildren around the amusement park, but has a hard time entertaining them. Later on, Richard takes them to see his old silent movie called "The Broom Handle". Unbeknownst to Richard, Sweep had earlier destroyed the movie and Sooty, Sweep and Soo have replaced it with their own silent movie. The grandchildren love the movie, Mr. Slater is happy and Richard gets to keep his job. Mr. Slater's two grandsons were played by Christian Clark and Bobby Clark while his granddaughter was played by Chloe Rudge.

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Dame Beryl Longman

"You've been offered a better roll? A Swiss roll?!"
— Richard on the phone to Dame Beryl
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Dame Beryl Longman is a famous actress who was to appear in a pantomime alongside Richard for Mr. Slater. She backed out of the project when she was offered a better roll; a Swiss roll! Sooty, Sweep and Soo agree to play all the parts in the panto instead. Her photograph, which appears on a poster promoting the panto, shows that she is played by Brenda Longman. The name Beryl Longman is also a reference to Brenda.

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