Episode 1.3 - The Curse Of Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean demonstrates diving and sandwich-making.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Bean goes to a swimming pool and, after being told off by the lifeguard for trying to go down one of the children's slides (if only the lifeguard knew just how suitable it was for him!) he attempts to dive gracefully off the diving board. Only he doesn't realise that he doesn't like heights until he reaches the top! He manages to fall off after much deliberation, only to discover that he's lost his swimming trunks! He hides from the lifeguards whilst they clear the pool but he runs stark naked into a group of girls entering their swimming class!

Bean sits on a park bench and begins to make an ingenious lunch! He uses scissors to cut up a fresh loaf of bread, a credit card to spread butter on it, washes lettuce leaves in the drinking fountain and dries them in his sock! Add very freshly killed anchovies...!

Bean goes to watch a horror movie with his girlfriend, but doesn't want to share his popcorn. He enjoy scaring his girlfriend with noises and actions before the film starts, but when it does begin, he finds the film a very scary experience indeed and he slides off his seat.

First Broadcast Details

Tue 1st January 1991
30 minutes

Main Repeats

Note: Any repeats of this episode broadcast before 2009 are not shown
  • Sat 27th Dec 2014 (6:25pm, CC Extra)
  • Sat 21st Mar 2015 (3:40pm, ITV2)
  • Sat 2nd May 2015 (5:05pm, ITV2)
  • Mon 4th May 2015 (2:45pm, ITV2)

Episode 1.3 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean
Guest Cast
Angus Deayton ... Swimming Pool Attendant
Matilda Ziegler ... Irma Gobb (Mr. Bean's Girlfriend)
Writing Team
Robin Driscoll ... Writer
Rowan Atkinson ... Writer
Richard Curtis ... Writer
Production Team
John Howard Davies ... Director
John Howard Davies ... Producer
Peter Bennett-Jones ... Exec Producer
Gillian Miles ... Production Design
Howard Goodall ... Composer
Dave Lewinton ... Editor

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