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1 January 1990 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverence is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem. Full summary »
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3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean (19 episodes, 1990-1995)
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Series Directed by
John Birkin (9 episodes, 1991-1995)
Paul Weiland (5 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Howard Davies (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Rowan Atkinson (14 episodes, 1990-1995)
Robin Driscoll (13 episodes, 1990-1995)
Richard Curtis (10 episodes, 1990-1995)
Paul Weiland (2 episodes, 1993-1994)

Series Produced by
Peter Bennett-Jones .... executive producer / producer (11 episodes, 1991-1995)
Sue Vertue .... producer (9 episodes, 1991-1995)
John Howard Davies .... producer / executive producer (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nick Mortimer .... line producer (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (11 episodes, 1990-1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Shaun O'Dell (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ian Weil (5 episodes, 1991-1994)
Nick Ames (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Casting by
Shirley Teece (12 episodes, 1990-1995)
 
Series Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies (8 episodes, 1992-1995)
Gillian Miles (3 episodes, 1990)
Ian Russell (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Art Direction by
Philip Robinson (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Pennie Robertson (8 episodes, 1992-1995)
Jean Kelly (3 episodes, 1990)
Caroline Middleton (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lesley Faulkner .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kate Rudlin .... makeup artist / makeup designer (3 episodes, 1992-1994)
Sallie Jaye .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1995)
Dianne Millar .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 1990)
Helen Whiting .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Management
Peter Ernster .... production manager (5 episodes, 1990-1992)
Nick Mortimer .... production manager (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jenny Hay .... production manager (3 episodes, 1995)
Nigel Spong .... o.b. production manager (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Egerton .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Art Department
Jeff Harrison .... graphic designer / graphics (8 episodes, 1990-1994)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (8 episodes, 1992-1995)
Nigel Pinhay .... props (4 episodes, 1992-1995)
Tim Youngman .... props (4 episodes, 1992-1995)
Dave Copus .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Judy Farr .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Trevor Young .... production buyer (2 episodes, 1990)
Philip Robinson .... design assistant (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Darryl Series .... prop master (2 episodes, 1994)
Graham Walker .... graphics (2 episodes, 1994)

Andy Armstrong .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Ball .... sound supervisor / sound (7 episodes, 1990-1992)
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer / sound (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Taylor .... sound (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Keith Nixon .... sound supervisor / sound (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kuz Randhawa .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Peter Stoddart .... o.b. sound (2 episodes, 1990)
Mark Holding .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dushko Indjic .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Peter Maxwell .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1994)
Andy Bradford .... stunts (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chas Watts .... camera operator / senior camera operator (9 episodes, 1991-1995)
David Fader .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Andy Newton .... vision controller (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mike Sutcliffe .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mike Tanner .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Andy Fraser .... o.b. vision controller / vision controller (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Graham Jaggers .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1991-1995)
Albert Almond .... senior camera operator (3 episodes, 1990)
Allen Harradine .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1990)
Shaun O'Dell .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roger Pratt .... lighting camera (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robbie Raynsford .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Chapman .... o.b. cameras (2 episodes, 1990)
Allan James .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1990)
Ian Coram .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Graham Hall .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Philip Kenyon .... grip (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Shane Porteous .... electrician (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Stefan Stankowski .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dave Tilbury .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mykola Pawluk .... editor: video tape (6 episodes, 1992-1995)
Thomas Kavanagh .... editor: video tape (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Barbara Hicks .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nick Ames .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Martin Perrett .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dave Lewinton .... editor: video tape (2 episodes, 1990)
Naomi Neufeld .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Music Department
The Choir of Southwark Cathedral .... singers: title music / singers: theme music (7 episodes, 1990-1994)
Howard Goodall .... composer: theme music (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford .... singers: theme song (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Other crew
Angela Morgan .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1991-1995)
Crispin Buxton .... location manager (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Carrie Rodd .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Vandra Edwards .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Peter Bennett-Jones .... production executive: Tiger Television (3 episodes, 1990)
Keith Lund .... location manager (3 episodes, 1990)
Jim Bowie .... programme coordinator (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Eamonn Duffy .... location manager (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Nick Emery .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Denver Thornton .... location manager (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Matthew Lynch .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1995)
James Reekie .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1995)
Polly Sheldon .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1995)
Marilyn Edwards .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Mary Hutchinson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1990)
Tony Tyrer .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Glyn Jones .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Peter Ker .... location manager (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Lucian Thynne .... location manager (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Richard Curtis .... script editor (2 episodes, 1994)
Keren Eliot .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1994)
Roy English .... production executive (2 episodes, 1994)
Marnie Jung .... programme assistant (2 episodes, 1994)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mr. Bean: The Live-Action Series" - Asia (English title) (informal title)
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Runtime:
350 min | 6 min (2 episodes) | 25 min (14 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (cable rating) | Australia:G (video rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | UK:U (video rating) | USA:TV-G (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG (some episodes)
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Trivia:
The original proposed name for the character was Mr. White. Names of vegetables were next, including Mr. Cauliflower, ending with the choice of Mr. Bean.See more »
Quotes:
[opening theme]
Choir:[singing] Ecce homo que est faba. (Latin: "Behold the man who is a bean")
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Bad Influence (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ecce homoSee more »

FAQ

What types of cars are driven on this show?
Who is the driver of the blue, 3-wheeled car and why does Bean have so many run-ins with the car?
What is Mr. Bean's first name?
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29 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Great humour and a grand step away from all the crassness and vulgarity of modern humour, 5 November 2006
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is in this world, but not of this world. His mind simply doesn't seem to comprehend things the way an average person would and his life is one long disaster because of this, getting himself into constant mishaps and far out, zany situations, which he is left to sort out on his own as he doesn't seem to mix with anyone and he rarely speaks. But he never gives up and, despite the simplest of tasks being a constant struggle for him, applying his own zany methods of solving the problem always pays off for him in the end.

To look at the sorry state of modern British humour, with all it's focus of sex and general vulgarity, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that a show like Mr Bean was made at one time. There's nothing unsuitable going on here, just good, clean U rated humour of the type Tommy Cooper and the like made in the 50s. And I find it just as laugh out loud funny now in my early 20s as I did when I was a young boy in the early 90s.

Although I can look at it a little deeper now and see there must be more to this character than than meets the eye. There must be a reason why he does things the way he does and things seem to keep going wrong for him. As others have noted, it looks like he may have a type of autism. In fact I'm so convinced about it that I really think were a professional psychologist to analyse him, I think Mr Bean could be the first famous, fictional character to be diagnosed with something like Asperger's Syndrome.

If you'd like to see some truly hilarious British humour at it's very best before it all became obsessed with sex and vulgarity, then this would come highly recommended. Shows like Little Britain do work because it's well realised but it's really just as vulgar as the rest. Shows like this show we were more restrained and civilised once, and hopefully we might start putting out this type of humour more again sometime soon. *****

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