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 2 - The Return Of Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson stars as the inimitable individual who turns the most ordinary situations into moments of excruciating embarrassment. In this edition, Mr. Bean visits a department store and gets carried away.

Further details

Mr. Bean. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), Irma Gobb (Matilda Ziegler). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Bean has been given a credit card and is going to a department store try to enjoy using it. He doesn't like the smell of perfume, and crawls on the floor to get past it. He then pretends to wear a towel as a dress, tries out a potato peeler before buying it, and measures out a frying pan with a real fish that he brought with him! He accidentally puts the card in another man's back pocket, who walks off and drags bean with him into the toilet. The man is most shocked when Bean hands him a toilet roll!

Bean goes to a restaurant (alone) for his birthday, and orders the steak. He doesn't realise what steak tartare is, however, and is absolutely horrified by the sight and taste of raw mince and raw egg. He does his best to hide it in the most interesting of places!

Bean is in the line-up waiting to greet the Queen at a performance. He needs to smarten himself up for the visit, but gets his finger stuck through his flies in a phallic way as he tries to fix them. When Her Majesty arrives, Bean accidentally headbutts the Queen into unconsciousness!

Broadcast details

Monday 5th November 1990
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
    Guest cast
    Dave O'Higgins The Busker
    Paul McDowell The Customer
    William Vandyck (as William Van Dyck) Checkout Manager
    John Junkin The Maître D'
    Roger Lloyd-Pack The Waiter
    Steve McNicholas The Violinist
    Robin Driscoll Cinema Manager
    Matilda Ziegler The Waitress
    Tina Maskell The Royal
    Writing team
    Robin Driscoll Writer
    Rowan Atkinson Writer
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Production team
    Dave Lewinton Editor
    Gillian Miles Production Designer
    John Howard Davies Director
    John Howard Davies Producer
    Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
    Howard Goodall Composer


    At the cinema

    Mr Bean goes to watch a horror movie with his girlfriend but is too scared to watch.


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