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

Wednesday 1st January 1992
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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