Mr Benn

"As if by magic... the Shopkeeper appeared!" 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
Mr Benn - The Shopkeeper
Create a Mr Benn themed bedroom using wall stickers
Now, take a look at this Mr Benn themed bedroom. It's been created using wall stickers which you can buy for around £9.99 from The Binary Box on the Amazon website. If only these had been around when I was young.
Mr Benn DVD

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 can still enjoy them just as we did, back in the day.

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!