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KING ROLLO: King Rollo is a children s character created by David McKee in 1979 who featured in a series of books, TV animations narrated by Ray Brooks and a comic strip in the magazine Buttons. This nostalgic DVD features all thirteen original episodes of the animation produced in 1980 by McKee s own King Rollo Films studio. The central character of the stories is Rollo himself, a childlike King who is often in need of advice and assistance from his friends. Among these are The Magician (a father figure) Cook (a mother figure, who is arguably the real ruler of the kingdom); his neighbours, Queen Gwen and King Frank; and perhaps most importantly, King Rollo s cat, Hamlet, who is generally portrayed as wiser than King Rollo himself. Episodes: The Bread, The Playroom, The Bath, The Dishes, The New Shoes, The Breakfast, The Tree,The Comic, King Frank, The Birthday, The Balloons, The Search, The Dog. MR BENN: 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. Episodes: Red Knight, Caveman, Diver, Spaceman, Cowboy.