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Black Books (2000)

15 ComedyDrama 25m


Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. Bearded, sweet and good, Manny is everything that Bernard isn’t and is punished by Bernard relentlessly just for the crime of existing. They depend on each other for meaning as Fran, their oldest friend, depends on them for distraction.

Black Books is a haven of books, wine and conversation, the only threat to the group’s peace and prosperity is their own limitless stupidity.

  1. Dylan Moran


  2. Graham Linehan


Series Cast

  1. Dylan Moran

    Dylan Moran


    18 Episodes

  2. Bill Bailey

    Bill Bailey


    18 Episodes

  3. Tamsin Greig

    Tamsin Greig


    18 Episodes

  4. Keith Allen

    Keith Allen

    Dave 'Mouse Ear' Smith

    1 Episode

  5. Craig Parkinson

    Craig Parkinson

    Martin the Tout

    1 Episode

  6. Jiggy Bhore

    Light Holiday Customer

    1 Episode

  7. Justin Edwards

    Justin Edwards

    Poker Customer

    1 Episode

  8. Su Elliott

    Betting Clerk

    1 Episode

  9. Jane Janovic

    American Customer's Wife

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Black Books

Season 3

2004 | 6 Episodes

Season 3 of Black Books premiered on March 11, 2004.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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