Mr Benn’s Magical Costume Shop

Ever wanted to to be like Mr Benn?

Both televised and written in book form in the 1970s, Mr Benn’s adventures are all the stuff of cult children’s adventure. Mr Benn, a man in a black suit and bowler hat, ventures from his house at 52 Festive Road and visits a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the magic shopkeeper to try on a particular outfit. He travels from the shop through a magic door at the back of the changing room and enters a fantastic world appropriate to his costume, weather he is a cowboy, pirate, spaceman, wizard or clown he has an amazing adventure before the shopkeeper reappears to lead him back to the changing room, and the party comes to an end. Mr Benn is then back to normal, but is left with a small memory item of his magical adventure. Scenes before and after his adventure usually have some relation to what is going on at festive road or nearby that day.

Here’s my favourite episode, where Mr Benn has an adventure as a pirate:

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