Mr Benn Joins Jammy Toast

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Yesterday we welcomed George Bear to Jammy Toast as our new Sports Correspondent and today we would like to welcome a former star of a television series by the name of Mr Benn. Mr Benn first appeared in several books and a television series originally transmitted by the BBC in 1971 and 1972. Whether in a book, or on television, Mr Benn’s adventures take on a similar pattern. Mr Benn is always very smartly turned out in a black suit and a bowler hat. He 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 an 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 adventure. Mr Benn’s adventures always contain a moral.

Telly Favourites #7

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Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite telly shows of the past. As you all know, the bears love their telly and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. They like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally they will enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring…

Children’s Television Stamps Released

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Our favourite bear is to appear on a new set of stamps to be released by the Post Office. Paddington Bear along with Bagpuss, Postman Pat, Bob the Builder, Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep feature on the new set of stamps. Andy Pandy, Ivor the Engine, Dougal from The Magic Roundabout, Windy Miller, Mr Benn and Great Uncle Bulgaria also feature in the Royal Mail’s celebration of 60 years of children’s television. The Classic Children’s TV stamps will be released on 7th January.