Oh, what wonderful memories this brings back to me! Mr Benn is possibly my favourite cartoon from the 70's. Such simple animation, but I always loved the fascinating storyline.
The series was transmitted
by the BBC in 1971 and 1972. Mr Benn's adventures would always take on a
similar pattern. Wearing a black suit and bowler hat he leaves his
house at 52 Festive Road and
visits a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the shopkeeper
(in a fez hat) to try on an outfit.
He leaves the shop through a magic door in the changing room and enters a world appropriate to his
costume. Then Mr Benn has an adventure (which usually contains a moral)
before the shopkeeper re-appears to lead him back to the changing room,
and the story comes to an end.
Mr Benn always returns to his normal life, but is left with a small souvenir of his magical adventure.
And who would believe that a DVD of the series would still be a big-seller at Amazon today, after all these years.