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Mr Benn

Premier :: 1971-02-25

on BBC Two

Genre :: Animation

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Mr Benn is an ordinary fellow, living an ordinary life in an ordinary suburban house, at Number 52, Festive Road. One day, Mr Benn receives an invitation to a fancy dress party, and so, donning his bowler hat, he sets off to find a costume to wear. Unable to find a suitable outfit in the usual shops, he turns down a small lane and finds a shop filled with strange and unusual costumes. Inside, Mr Benn asks the fez-wearing shopkeeper if he can try on a suit of red armour; he then enters the changing room, puts on the outfit, and walks through another door... and suddenly finds himself transported back to medieval times. It is the first of many amazing and extraordinary adventures for Mr Benn…

Latest Episode

Series 0 - Episode 1 - The Gladiator
Aired - 01 January 2005

Episode summary:

Seeing some workmen busy repairing his road, Mr Benn is reminded of the Romans, who built very good roads. He heads for the costume shop and tries on a Roman Gladiator’s outfit; stepping through the changing room door, Mr Benn arrives in ancient times, by a road under construction. One of the workers is Mr Benn’s old friend, Smasher Lagru**, who explains that they are building the road to lead to the Emperor’s Arena. Just then the Emperor himself arrives, and, having approved of the workers’ handiwork, he invites Smasher and Mr Benn to accompany him on a visit to watch the Gladiators fight each other – and the lions – in the Arena. Mr Benn sees this as an opportunity save the lives of the combatants, and to show the Emperor that fighting is silly…

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 15 The Diver Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 14 The Gladiator Aired - 01 January 2005
+ Episode - 13 The Pirate Aired - 31 March 1972
+ Episode - 11 The Cowboy Aired - 03 March 1972
+ Episode - 10 The Frogman Aired - 18 February 1972
+ Episode - 9 The Zookeeper Aired - 11 February 1972
+ Episode - 8 The Hunter Aired - 04 February 1972
+ Episode - 7 The Caveman Aired - 28 January 1972
+ Episode - 6 The Cook Aired - 21 January 1972
+ Episode - 5 The Spaceman Aired - 01 April 1971
+ Episode - 4 The Wizard Aired - 25 March 1971
+ Episode - 3 The Balloonist Aired - 18 March 1971
+ Episode - 2 The Clown Aired - 11 March 1971
+ Episode - 1 The Red Knight Aired - 25 February 1971
+ Episode - 0 Aired - Air date unknown.

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