Mr Benn is a character created by David McKee in the early 70 s and went on to become a household name after appearing in several children s books and an animated television series transmitted by the BBC for over thirty years. Mr Benn s adventures take on a familiar pattern... Mr Benn, an ordinary man wearing a business suit and bowler hat, leaves his house at 52 Festive Road and visits a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the moustachioed, fez-wearing shopkeeper to try on a particular outfit. He leaves the shop through a magic door at the back of the changing room and enters a world appropriate to his costume, where he has an extraordinary adventure. Eventually the shopkeeper re-appears to lead him back to the changing room, where his normal life resumes. Mysteriously he finds he is left with a small souvenir of his magical adventure. Zookeeper: Mr Benn helps the animals in the zoo to improve their accommodation by making the townsfolk see that the cages are too small.