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 Bernard Black (18 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Manny (18 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Fran (18 episodes, 2000-2004)
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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop. Written by PH Moo

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Fran pushes her new phone into Bernard's face and says that it has web access and a camera. This is actually a joke about how annoying mobile users were seen at the time, a time when such features were unheard of. These features are now the standard. See more »

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When Fran puts her bag on the desk before the Monopoly game and starts rummaging in it, she exclaims "Shit" in an out-of-character moment. See more »

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Fran: Shh, Manny! It's the beetroot talking!
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Featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) See more »

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Superb, where's the next series?
13 October 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The funniest thing on British TV since Father Ted. The dialogue is wonderfully clever, the bohemian irascibility of Dylan Moran is judged to perfection, and the addition of musical comedian and bearded surrealist Bill Bailey is a touch of genius. Give us more!


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