Black Books

Black Books (2000)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Dylan Moran, Graham Linehan
  • First Air Date: 2000-09-29
  • Last Air Date: 2004-04-15
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 18
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 25 min.
  • Production Company: Channel 4 Television
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: Channel 4
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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.

  • Keywords: london, england, bookshop, surreal, wine, misanthrophy, surrealism, eccentric, book store, irishman, drunkenness, sitcom, accountant, workplace comedy
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    Black Books Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2000-04-30
    13 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2000-09-29
    6 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2002-03-01
    6 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2004-03-11
    6 Episodes

    Black Books Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Cooking the Books25 min
    Season 1Episode 2Manny's First Day25 min
    Season 1Episode 3Grapes of Wrath25 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Blackout25 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Big Lock-Out25 min
    Season 1Episode 6He's Leaving Home25 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Entertainer25 min
    Season 2Episode 2Fever25 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Fixer25 min
    Season 2Episode 4Blood25 min
    Season 2Episode 5Hello Sun25 min
    Season 2Episode 6A Nice Change25 min
    Season 3Episode 1Manny Come Home25 min
    Season 3Episode 2Elephants and Hens25 min
    Season 3Episode 3Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa25 min
    Season 3Episode 4A Little Flutter25 min
    Season 3Episode 5Travel Writer25 min
    Season 3Episode 6Party25 min
    • Dylan Moran

      as Bernard
    • Bill Bailey

      as Manny
    • Tamsin Greig

      as Fran
    Crew Dylan Moran Creator
    Crew Graham Linehan Creator
    Sound Jonathan Whitehead Original Music Composer
    Production John Connor Casting
    Production Jane Davies Casting
    Art Dennis De Groot Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Annie Hardinge Costume Design
    Art Jess Kitley Property Buyer
    Sound Keith Nixon Sound Supervisor
    Editing Peter Phillips Other
    Production Karen Beever Line Producer
    Production William Burdett-Coutts Executive Producer
    Production Nira Park Producer