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 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


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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