rutski wrote:Just a gentle prod for some news on this one
The broadcaster and production company are a good point of reference:
Production company - showing 52 episodes in season 1 and 2, 26 episodes in season 3 (sadly no episode guide though)
https://www.tigeraspect.co.uk/series/an ... ed-series/
https://www.tigeraspect.co.uk/series/an ... -series-2/
https://www.tigeraspect.co.uk/series/an ... -series-3/
Broadcaster (Sky) - showing 47 episodes in season 1, 52 in season 2 and 13 in 3
https://www.sky.com/watch/title/series/ ... /episode-1
Broadcaster (ITV) - showing 13 episodes in season 3, 52 in season 2 and only 37 in season 1
If I look at archive.org it does show they listed 52 episodes in season 1:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160604083 ... ies/2a2936
https://web.archive.org/web/20161031223 ... ies/2a2936
Radio Times - showing 52 episodes in season 1 and 2, 13 in 3
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme ... ode-guide/
TVGuide - showing 52 episodes in season 1 (no info on other seasons)
https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/mr-bean ... es/466248/
Thank you for taking the time to put this together. While I appreciate the help, it only goes further to demonstrate how inconclusive information on this series is. Plus, most of the sources don't include air dates, which means we're left with a key piece of the puzzle missing.
I reckon the best way to sort this out would be to email the source (the ITV Archives) directly at [email protected].
They're very kind and quick to respond. We'll need to get the complete breakdown for each season (list of episode titles and air dates in the correct order).
rutski wrote:I'd say on balance the correct listing should be 52 episodes in season 1, 52 episodes in season 2 and 13 (presumably to increase to 26) in season 3 comprising of
Season 1 In the Wild to Running Battle
Season 2 Home Movie to Bean Shopping
Season 3 Game Over to Running on Empty
So what you're saying is we should delete our current Season 2 and Season 3, and rename Season 4 to Season 2 and Season 5 to Season 3? This means no new episodes of this series aired between June 2003 and February 2015 and all the 2004 air dates we have are false.