Mr Benn and the Magic Shopkeeper
Additionally, scenes before and after his adventure usually have some connection to it, such as the games the children are playing in the street as he passes.
Mr Benn Happy Birthday
The character Mr Benn was based on a picture taken by photographer Micaela Mitchell called The Business Man. This is a constant theme through the whole series.
Mr Benn lives in London at 52 Festive Road, which was inspired by Festing Road in Putney where David McKee used to live. Many posters and t-shirts have been made with the image of the shopkeeper or Mr Benn, or bearing the famous phrase: "As if by magic, the Shopkeeper appeared...". Recent toys made include beanies of the shopkeeper and Mr Benn in his suit, and dressed as a spaceman and wizard.