Mr Bean Brings In The New Year

Do It Yourself, Mr Bean, 1994

Almost 30 years old, Do It Yourself Mr Bean was the ninth instalment in the series.  In this episode Mr Bean holds a New year party as only Mr Bean can.

Hard to believe when ratings of 8 million is the stuff of dreams to TV execs but at the time Do It Yourself Mr Bean pulled in 15.6 million viewers on it’s first transmission back in January of 1994.


On New Year’s Eve 1993, Bean hosts his very own party with his best friends Rupert and Hubert, but it isn’t long before his guests discover that there is more fun at the party next door and trick Bean into letting them go. The following morning on New Year’s Day, Bean buys some new tools and a large recliner armchair at the January sales of a department store and has a unique way of driving then home, then tries painting his flat himself and starts off the new year with a bang.



Rowan Atkinson


Channel: ITV
Written By: Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson
Produced By: Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV
Original Transmission Date: 10th January 1994