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David McKee on what made Mr Benn special

David McKee, the creator of cult TV character Mr Benn, said the cartoon was so popular because of its "escapism."

He also revealed that he initially had no plans to make a series for the character, instead believing it would be a one-off story.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "Most of us have dreams, adventures we would like to have, and he has the adventures."

A new art exhibition featuring David McKee's work has just opened in London.

  • 23 May 2014
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