Mr. Bean. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson).

Mr. Bean

ITV and BBC One sitcom about a bumbling loser. 19 episodes (1 series), 1990 - 2015. Stars Rowan Atkinson.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Mr. Bean

In this original award-winning episode, Mr. Bean takes an exam, sunbathes and goes to church with Richard Briers - driving badly all the way!

Further details

Mr. Bean. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Bean is sitting a maths exam, and has brought his lucky Pink Panther model which he amuses himself with for a while. To his horror finds that he doesn't know the answers to the questions, and after being very upset, tries to find many creative ways to gain the answers.

Bean is at the beach, and wants to change into his swimwear without the man next to him seeing his modesty! Many rounds of acrobatic changing ensue as he tries to put his swimwear on without first taking off his trousers, which turns out to be a wasted effort as the man is blind!

Bean is at a church service, finds it hard to keep the proper etiquette. He doesn't know how to handle a sneeze and the resulting mess, much to the disgust of the very well-bred man next to him. He then tries to stay awake and ends up in all manner of strange positions, again to the disapproval of the man next to him. Finally, he enjoys singing along to one of the hymns with gusto, except that he hasn't got a hymn book with him, but he joins in loudly and tunelessly with the bit he can quickly pick up.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st January 1990
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
    Guest cast
    Paul Bown The Student
    Rudolph Walker The Invigilator
    Roger Sloman The Blind Man
    Howard Goodall The Church Organist
    Richard Briers Mr. Sprout
    Writing team
    Rowan Atkinson Writer
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Ben Elton Writer
    Production team
    Gillian Miles Production Designer
    Keith Thomas Editor
    Tom Kavanagh Editor
    John Howard Davies Director
    John Howard Davies Producer
    Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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