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 5 - The Trouble With Mr. Bean

Thanks to some ingenious driving, Mr. Bean gets to an appointment with the dentist after oversleeping. He also has trouble in the park with a bothersome wasp, and meets a child with a remote-controlled boat.

Further details

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

Bean has set himself a plethora of alarm clocks and other ingenious waking-up devices, all of which he ignores and switches off because he's feeling tired. He walks into the wall to refresh himself, but as he gets ready for the day he realises that he's slept in! He then has a little flap when he realises he's going to be late for the dentist, so cleans his teeth whilst getting dressed, whilst driving there! Bean then amuses himself playing with the equipment much to the irritation (and injury) of the dentist, who is given a general anaesthetic by Bean!

Bean goes to the park in the afternoon and causes yet more mayhem. He tries to drive a remote control boat and instead finds himself controlling an automatic wheelchair, tipping the occupant into the lake after an exciting windy ride! He meticulously sets out his picnic and foils a car thief by bringing the steering-wheel out with him to the picnic. He is joined on his picnic by a bee, which causes much trouble in the air, and inside Bean's mouth, ear, and trousers! He eventually kills the bee and is then chased away by a whole swarm of them!

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 1st January 1992
Time
8pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
Guest cast
Richard Wilson The Dentist
Caroline Quentin The Traffic Warden
Sam Mead The Schoolboy
Christine Ellerbeck Boy's Mum
Bridget Brammall The Dental Nurse
Hugo Mendez Boy in Park
Michael Godley Man in Wheelchair
Nathan Lewis The Car Thief
Writing team
Robin Driscoll Writer
Rowan Atkinson Writer
Richard Curtis Writer
Production team
John Birkin Director
Paul Weiland Director
Sue Vertue Producer
Tom Kavanagh Editor
Ian Weil Editor
Nick Ames Editor
Howard Goodall Composer
Ian Russell Production Designer
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