Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean

What can be said about a programme with its protagonist being quite speechless? To begin with, despite being often classified as a sitcom, in reality it functions more along the lines of sketch comedy. Each 'episode' contains about three scenarios – quite random with little or no connection – in which we find Mr Bean . . . well being himself.

The word 'episode' is inside inverted commas for a reason: the fourteen 'episodes' are actually independent productions and not a series at all, as can be seen by looking at the air-dates here.

Unlike other Atkinson projects, such as Blackadder or The Thin Blue Line, Mr Bean has enjoyed truly global appeal. The simplistic and visual nature of the comedy, makes it easy for viewers from all nations to understand and enjoy; and indeed, with little to no dialogue nearly nothing becomes 'lost in translation'. This style of comedy also attracts a broad spectrum of viewers. Unlike the aforementioned Blackadder – which is rife with cultural references and witty dialogue – Mr Bean concentrates on physical comedy, enabling viewers of all ages to effortlessly 'get' the gags.

Lastly, the popularity of the Mr Bean character can be reflected in the spin-offs. First, it was made into a feature film in 1997, simply titled Bean. Then in 2002, a cartoon version called Mr Bean: the Animated Series was born. And finally, the future of Mr Bean is still bright, as the next feature film, Bean 2 is in production. Finally, the feature film Mr. Bean's Holiday was released in 2007 which was followed by a Comic Relief Special entitled Mr. Bean's Wedding.

Episode Info

Final: 1x14 -- Hair By Mr. Bean of London (Nov/15/1995)

Mr. Bean poses as a hairdresser and ruins people's hair, then goes to a fair and enters Teddy in a pet show. Later he loses his train ticket and has to think of other ways to get out.
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
As Mr. Bean


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Creator: Rowan Atkinson
Producer: Sue Vertue, Peter Bennett-Jones (1)
Production Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Casting: Shirley Teece
Music: Howard Goodall
Costume Designer: Pennie Robertson
Make-up: Sallie Jaye
Property Master: Andy Armstrong
Gaffer: Michael Tanner (1)
Art Director: Philip Robinson

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Recurring Guests

Robin Driscoll (1) as The Cinema Manager/Man in Toilet (9 eps)
Matilda Ziegler as Irma Gobb/Policewoman (6 eps)
Matthew Ashforde as Hotel Porter (3 eps)
Howard Goodall as The Church Organist (3 eps)
Christopher Driscoll as Man in Art Class (2 eps)
Rupert Vansittart as Policeman (2 eps)
Nick Hancock as Camera Thief (2 eps)
Roger Slowman as The Man At The Beach (2 eps)
Hugo Mendez as Young Boy (2 eps)
Susie McKenna as Mum (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: January 01, 1990
Ended: November 15, 1995
• Jaś Fasola (Used In Poland)
• Ponas Bynas (Used In Lithuania)
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