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 Entertainment archives: 2005/6 2007  
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- Mr Bean and M. Hulot

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- Sound and Sport

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- Anna Maxwell Martin

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- Clint Eastwood

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- Britney Spears

Mr Bean and M. Hulot
Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean
 
Mr Bean's Holiday is a follow-up to the original Mr Bean film ten years ago. We hear extracts from an interview with the creator and star of Mr Bean, Rowan Atkinson. He explains that the inspiration for the new film is in fact a classic French comedy, Mr Hulot's Holiday.

You can download the script and audio for this programme from the 'Extras' section below.

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Vocabulary

visual comedy
something funny that you watch, rather than read or listen to

physical comedy
humour created using the body

eye-opening
an adjective describing something which makes you think in a new way or opens you to very different experiences

e.g. Seeing animals in the wild was a real eye-opening experience for me.

eye-opener
a noun form of eye-opening

e.g. That documentary is a real eye-opener

jaw-dropping
astonishing or amazing

e.g. It's jaw-dropping, how much some footballers earn

flavour
the way food or drink tastes; the way something feels when you encounter it; a basic idea of something

e.g. Indian food has very strong flavours
His poems have an exotic flavour
This music gives you a flavour of the country

tone
the emotion or feeling of something

e.g. He spoke to me in an angry tone of voice
Her work has an optimistic tone

pace
the speed with which things happen

e.g. She walks at a very fast pace
I found the pace of the novel too slow

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Extras
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 22 k)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 1.7 MB)
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