The Black Hand was a sinister character from The Sooty Show. The Black Hand appeared in several mini-episodes inserted into the main show in 1980. Matthew, Sooty and Sweep try to catch him, usually with Matthew ending up in a mess. He was played by Bob Todd.
The Black Hand returned in the second series of Sooty in the episode The Black Hand where Sooty dreams that he, Sweep and Richard are in a secret service trying capture the Black Hand. This time he was played by comedian Joe Pasquale.