Mr Benn

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.

Mr Benn - The Complete Series (DVD)

As I write, this DVD is in the top 300 bestsellers at Amazon. Unbelievable after all these years! But it proves that the old classics are still as popular as ever, and the kids of today love them!

On this DVD you get every episode of Mr Benn from the 70s, plus Mr Benn - Gladiator, a brand new story which is just like the originals - this DVD is a must have!

 The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr Benn

And how extraordinary they were!  This hardback book will fascinate and delight your own children, in the same way that Mr Benn did way back in the 70s. 

A colourful collection of delightful stories that has received rave reviews on Amazon.

 

Mr Benn DVD and Book Set