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.

Episode 5 is repeated on ITV4 on Saturday at 11:20am.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Mr. Bean Goes To Town

In this escapade, Mr. Bean buys a TV and a new camera, has an itchy foot and goes on a date.

Further details

Mr. Bean. Image shows from L to R: Eddie Spangle (Alan Shaxon), Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Bean has bought a new television! However, plugging it in and tuning in the aerial are not the simple tasks they might seem (to normal people) and after managing to power it up, Bean spends a great deal of time indeed trying to gain a decent reception for his television.

Bean acquires a Polaroid camera and finds such a simple device complicated to operate! He finds a man to supposedly help but who runs off with it, so Bean captures him in a bin; the identity parade involves him borrowing a pen to stab the men to recognise their screams.

Bean loses a shoe on top of a car(!) and spends a while hopping around to get it back. He then goes to Club Phut, where he is chosen to assist the magician with his act. Bad choice, magician! Bean doesn't understand the subtleties of magic and ruins the show.

Bean then moves onto a rather cheesy nightclub, where he tries to dance impressively, and ends up falling over. He accidentally gropes another man whilst trying to dance seductively for his lady of interest, who then dances with someone else. So Bean turns off the mains power in the club.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th October 1991
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
    Guest cast
    Matilda Ziegler Irma Gobb (Mr. Bean's Girlfriend)
    Nick Hancock The Camera Thief
    Robin Driscoll Police Sergeant
    Dursley McLinden The Shoe Salesman
    Alan Shaxon Eddie Spangle
    Julia Howson Monique
    Howard Goodall Musician
    Richard Marcangelo Musician
    Mark Khan Disco Dancer
    Phil Nice Disco Dancer
    Writing team
    Robin Driscoll Writer
    Rowan Atkinson Writer
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Production team
    John Birkin Director
    Paul Weiland Director
    Sue Vertue Producer
    Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
    John Howard Davies Executive Producer
    Tom Kavanagh Editor
    Ian Weil Editor
    Nick Ames Editor
    John Sharland Editor
    Howard Goodall Composer
    Ian Russell Production Designer


    Mr Bean goes on a date

    Mr Bean takes Irma on a date.

    Featuring: Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Matilda Ziegler (Irma Gobb), Alan Shaxon (Eddie Spangle), Mark Khan (Disco Dancer), Phil Nice (Disco Dancer).


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