The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients.

Creator:

Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2004   2003  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Robinsons (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Martin Freeman, Hugh Bonneville, Abigail Cruttenden
Bruiser (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A series of short sketches from some of Britain's comedy kings including David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Coleman and Martin Freeman.

Stars: Olivia Colman, Matthew Holness, Charlotte Hudson
World of Pub (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Barry and Garry run a pub in the West End of London. Each week their friend, certified cockney geezer Dodgy Phil, comes up with scheme to attract more punters. For example, turning the pub ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Cornwell, Peter Serafinowicz, Kevin Eldon
Call Register (2004)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A guy borrows his best friend's mobile phone in order to call a girl he recently met, but the phone recognizes the number being dialed, leading to a number of awkward and funny complications.

Director: Ed Roe
Stars: Martin Freeman, James Lance, Neve McIntosh
The Debt (TV Movie 2003)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ex-robber reluctantly agrees to do one last job in order to protect his family.

Director: Jon Jones
Stars: Warren Clarke, Hugo Speer, Lee Williams
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Love and friendship in the afternoon.

Director: Jamie Thraves
Stars: Martin Freeman, Harry Peacock, Lexi Strauss
Black Books (2000–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig
How Do You Want Me? (1998–1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Charlotte Coleman, Emma Chambers
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Mike (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 Kenny (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ken Morley ...
 Rex (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Susan Earl ...
 Anne (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 Steve (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 Julie (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Edit

Storyline

The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Barkácsbolt  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

2nd best comedy of 2003
19 August 2003 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

2003 has been a pretty poor year for new British comedies. Many such as "TLC" and "Swiss Toni" have been nothing more than predictable, dull and terribly unfunny. Thankfully "Hardware" came a long. During its 6 episode run it quickly showed it was unpredictable, entertaining and very funny. What made the show so excellent was the character driven plots and witty jokes. It didn't rely on just clever put-downs like so many other programs do, but decent story-lines which were in the same class as "Only fools and horses" and "One foot in the grave". Nye has produced a very fine sit-com, so good I would rank it up a long side the classic "Men behaving badly". Lets just hope ITV produce another series of what is their best comedy for years and the second best of the year (Behind "Early doors").


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page