Black Books: Season 3, Episode 4

A Little Flutter (1 Apr. 2004)

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Bernard becomes addicted to gambling and forces Manny and Fran to compete for one job at the shop in order to finance his bets.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dave 'Mouse Ear' Smith
Craig Parkinson ...
Martin the Tout
Jiggy Bhore ...
Light Holiday Customer
Poker Customer
Su Elliot ...
Betting Clerk (as Sue Elliott)
Jane Janovic ...
American Customer's Wife
Steve Lately ...
Poker Player
Huggy Leaver ...
Poker Player
Mac McDonald ...
American War Enthusiast
Paul Putner ...
Pat Starr ...
Poker Player


Bernard becomes addicted to gambling and forces Manny and Fran to compete for one job at the shop in order to finance his bets.

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When Manny tells Bernard that he's placed bets on two horses, Inner Space and Herr Schmidt, it is a reference to the band Inner Space, which features members of Can (Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit). See more »


At the start of the episode Manny has placed a bet for Bernard and himself in the Grand National. The next scene shows Bernard reading a copy of the Racing Post. The headline refers to European horses being given a bad draw in a race. Said race would have been the Breeders Cup, which is run in Novemeber. The Grand National takes place in April. See more »


Fran: [posing as loud American tourists] Look. A real English bookie. There. Are you happy now?
Manny: What is this with the tiny television? Why can't we go someplace and play cards?
Fran: Why you wanna play cards? You lose!
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References Innerspace (1987) See more »

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