Black Books

(2000)

Overview

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

    Creator

  2. Graham Linehan

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Dylan Moran

    Dylan Moran

    Bernard

    18 Episodes

  2. Bill Bailey

    Bill Bailey

    Manny

    18 Episodes

  3. Tamsin Greig

    Tamsin Greig

    Fran

    18 Episodes

  4. Keith Allen

    Keith Allen

    Dave 'Mouse Ear' Smith

    1 Episode

  5. Craig Parkinson

    Craig Parkinson

    Martin the Tout

    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

Network

  • See more TV shows from Channel 4...

Certification

  • 15

    Meaning

    No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a 15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 25m, 30m

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71

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