The Further Adventures Of Mr Benn #2

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Previously on Jammy Toast, we have featured The Adventures of Mr Benn which were originally written by David McKee. We changed them slightly making them from the first person’s point of view – as though Mr Benn had written the stories himself – instead of third person as the original books were written. The Red Knight was the original story which was written in 1967. After publication, the BBC commissioned David to write a series for TV. David wrote thirteen Mr Benn stories, comprising of The Red Knight and twelve new stories. David also wrote a story featuring Mr Benn in prison where he meets his friend Smasher Lagru. This story was considered far too controversial for children’s TV and so was never made for television. In 2001, David wrote an additional story, The Gladiator, which has not yet been made for television. These stories featured here on Jammy Toast are additional stories written by ourselves but featuring the same characters created by David McKee. We would like these stories to be considered as a homage to the original character of Mr Benn

The Further Adventures Of Mr Benn #1

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Previously on Jammy Toast, we have featured The Adventures of Mr Benn which were originally written by David McKee. We changed them slightly making them from the first person’s point of view – as though Mr Benn had written the stories himself – instead of third person as the original books were written. The Red Knight was the original story which was written in 1967. After publication, the BBC commissioned David to write a series for TV. David wrote thirteen Mr Benn stories, comprising of The Red Knight and twelve new stories. David also wrote a story featuring Mr Benn in prison where he meets his friend Smasher Lagru. This story was considered far too controversial for children’s TV and so was never made for television. In 2001, David wrote an additional story, The Gladiator, which has not yet been made for television. These stories featured here on Jammy Toast are additional stories written by ourselves but featuring the same characters created by David McKee. We would like these stories to be considered as a homage to the original character of Mr Benn

Blood Sports – The Last Mr Benn

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Festive Road is very noisy: workmen are everywhere, repairing the road. I decide to take a walk to the costume shop. When I get there I find a Roman Gladiator’s outfit and chuckle to myself, “The Romans made very good roads” I explain to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper smiles and invites me to try on the costume.

Seeing Things Through Others’ Eyes

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Festive Road was unusually quiet that day. Everybody seemed to be indoors – even I was sitting in my room, thinking how trapped I felt inside it today. So I decided to go to the costume shop. Just the walk along the streets does me good – I was glad to be out of my little room. In the shop I was not sure which costume to choose; the shopkeeper suggested a dark blue uniform with a peaked cap. Who can it be, I wondered? I tried on the costume and stepped outside.

Wishing For Change

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Ilooked out of the window at number 52 Festive Road and all I could see were children and their parents all walking to the park. I followed to find out why. There is a magic show at the park, I discover, and as I watch the display I think of a certain shop not far away I would like to visit. In the costume shop I found a starry, glittery costume and the shopkeeper appeared and invited me to try it on to see how well it fits.

Treasure

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It was a stormy morning in Festive Road. I was waiting for the pelting rain to stop and the skies to clear and then I was planning on going for a walk. To the costume shop, perhaps. In the shop I thought I would let fate decide which costume to try – I just span around and pointed. The shopkeeper’s eyes twinkled and I took the intriguing costume into the changing room. Could it be a pirate’s outfit?

Play

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Festive Road is thronging with blood-curdling cries and triumphal shouts today – the children are playing cowboys and Indians. I had been reading about a cowboy film at the cinema and so I decided to take a stroll to see it. When I got to the cinema, there was such a queue that I had a better idea – the costume shop and a cowboy outfit. Once I got there, the shopkeeper happily handed me the costume and invited me to try it on.