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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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Ecce homo que est faba. See more (45 total) »

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:
6 min (2 episodes) | 24 min (14 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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:
Based on an original character created by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson.See more »
Quotes:
[opening theme]
Choir:[singing] Ecce homo que est faba. (Latin: "Behold the man who is a bean")
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Soundtrack:
Ecce homoSee more »

FAQ

What is Mr. Bean's first name?
Who is the driver of the blue, 3-wheeled car and why does Bean have so many run-ins with the car?
What types of cars are driven on this show?
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Ecce homo que est faba., 13 February 2005
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

What exciting television adventure to England wouldn't be the same without a quick glimpse of the hysterical Mr. Bean? Superbly played by comedian Rowan Atkinson, Mr. Bean takes us into the doldrums of day to day life to show us that even the smallest gesture can be the funniest. He whirlwinds us through England in the most unconventional way, either in his sporty yellow car (with lock), or in his dentist office, or his doctor's office, or around the countryside stopping at several childish playgrounds. No matter where he takes you, the laughs are sure to follow and remain with you for a very long time.

Atkinson has mastered the ability to bring this verbally challenged character to life in ways that comedians today falter. Atkinson weaves this richly developed character into simple settings where he transforms into part social satirist and part MacGyver of the common man. His ability to take any common item and transform it into a new bit of comedy is rare today. The fact that you never knew what Mr. Bean was going to grab next on the set always allowed endless moments of joy. Now, I can watch him over and over again thanks to A&E and the power of DVD. Released as a set, I can see Mr. Bean morning, evening, and late afternoon whenever I have the urge to laugh at life.

This series is enjoyable for the newest Bean follower to even those of us that have been following him around for years. While some novice viewers may be disappointed to see the cuts that A&E made to some of the episodes, the packaging and supplemental features should suffice. It is packed full of fun information about Bean, especially a very informative feature on how Bean was created by Atkinson himself. It also allows us to see some of Comic Relief UK that showcased the talent of Mr. Bean right next to Alan Cummings himself. The extras are just more icing on an already sugar-packed cake.

Overall, this collection is amazing. I love Mr. Bean and the style of humor that he brings to each episode and situation. He is funny without being crass or vulgar, allowing us to build so many new dimensions on this simple character. Atkinson is a master in his trade and has created a character that will be remembered for years to come. So, if you are a fan of slapstick humor with intellectual stimulation, than Mr. Bean is right up your alley. The set is not expensive, so I say go ahead and splurge on a DVD that you will never regret purchasing. You are definitely in for a hysterical treat! Mr. Bean is a role model for all and the true face of comedy!

Grade: ***** out of *****

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