Throwback Thursday: ‘Mr. Bean’

A quarter of a century ago TV viewers met Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean for the first time and he’s been a beloved buffoon around the world ever since.

But did you know Atkinson actually started developing Bean well over a decade before he debuted on television in 1990? This idea of a man-child with a unique way of looking at the world came to Rowan when he was an electrical engineering student at the University of Oxford. He honed the character in front of audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and comedy festivals in places like Montreal. 

Happy Third Birthday, Telly Visions!

Today’s the day! Somehow our little British blog Telly Visions officially turns three years old today! It’s amazing to me that we’re already celebrating the third anniversary of this blog – I can’t believe that this much time has gone by since we got started dishing British television and film and all the other the other things that are pretty much essential to life for an Anglophile.

So here we are, 1,095 days and 989 blog posts later – and that’s so close to 1,000 posts I can’t believe it – and still going strong. And that’s all down to you guys for reading and commenting and being here. Thank you being part of our blog family!

A few highlights from our third year:

Happy Birthday, Telly Visions!

Yes, it’s true. Telly Visions officially turns two years old today! It’s kind of hard to believe that we’re already celebrating this blog’s second anniversary – it certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. But, apparently that saying about time flying when you’re having fun is absolutely true.

Because 730 days and 618 posts later, here we are. And we certainly couldn’t be here without you. Thank you for being part of our blog family!

So sit back, and take a look at a few of our greatest hits, favorite things and big moments worthy of a highlight: