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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful nostalgia, 2 April 2006
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This review is from: Mr Benn: The Complete Series [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
Being a young child of the '70's, the name Mr. Benn evokes memories of stiff-legged animation, the voice of the great Ray Brooks, an unmistakable theme tune, a variety of costumes and not forgetting the magical double act of Mr. Benn and the Shopkeeper. This no-frills DVD release delivers what is says on the case - all the episodes of this classic part of my childhood.
The quality of the DVD is excellent; the picture is sharp and the sound is excellent. Unlike a number of childhood programmes, Mr. Benn is just as good as I remember it to be - a charming series of moral-based stories which grab the attention. The DVD has the extra of an extra story of our hero as a gladiator. The new episode is successful in retaining the feel of the original stories and, hopefully, more stories are in the pipeline. The only gripe about the DVD is that there are no extras - a 'Making Of...' documentary would have been more than welcome. However, it is certainly a long-awaited release and a welcome addition to my DVD collection. Highly recommended!
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Initial post: 8 Dec 2012 19:21:12 GMT
i am looking for suitable DVD material for very young grandchildren so found the reviews very helpful.

Posted on 24 May 2013 21:26:29 BDT
Mr. Mungo says:
It was classic in its simplicity then and still is now, consequently, its charm has stood the test of time.
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