Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive Road. However, when he tries on a costume in a mysterious costume shop, he steps ... See full summary »

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Ray Brooks ...  Narrator 14 episodes, 1971-2005
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Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive Road. However, when he tries on a costume in a mysterious costume shop, he steps out of the changing room into a different time and place, appropriate to his apparel. His adventures include him being an astronaut, a pirate and a Native American. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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25 February 1971 (UK) See more »

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Mr Benn's home street (Festive Road) was based on the real life Festing Road in Putney, London, where the programme's creator, David McKee, lived at the time. On 28 November 2009 an engraved paving slab commemorating this fact was laid outside his former house. See more »

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Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 5 November 2014 (2014) See more »

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70's suburban zeitgeist
21 December 1998 | by earcanalSee all my reviews

Along with "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" one of the most poignant depictions of the life of an english, suburban businessman in the 1970s. Look out for the links between Mr Benn's adventures and earlier events in Festive Road. The resemblance to Harvey Keitel in Taxi Driver when Mr Benn changes costume is uncanny. Taxi Driver was released in 1976!


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