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"Black Books" Grapes of Wrath (2000)

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Black Books: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Bernard and Manny are forced to accept a house-sitting job while the bookshop is being cleaned. Meanwhile, Fran's date with an available, attractive and charming man turns into disaster.


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Original Air Date:
13 October 2000 (Season 1, Episode 3)
After Manny calls a cleaner to the shop, he and Bernard must vacate it. Luckily they are asked to house sit for a friend. Meanwhile Fran goes on an ill-fated date. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dylan Moran ... Bernard Black

Bill Bailey ... Manny

Tamsin Greig ... Fran
Mark Aiken ... Ben
Paul Beech ... Abbott
Daisy Campbell ... Julie

Kevin Eldon ... Cleaner
Ben Homewood ... Young Monk
Chris Larner ... Freddie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rosie Day ... Rachel (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Graham Linehan 
Nick Wood 
Writing credits
Dylan Moran (by) and
Graham Linehan (by)

Produced by
Karen Beever .... line producer
William Burdett-Coutts .... executive producer
Julian Meers .... producer
Nira Park .... producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Whitehead 
Cinematography by
John Rosenberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nick Ames 
Casting by
John Connor 
Jane Davies 
Production Design by
Dennis De Groot 
Art Direction by
Dick Lunn 
Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge 
Claire Wilson 
Makeup Department
Jayne Buxton .... make-up design (as Jane Buxton)
Jane Walker .... make-up design
Art Department
Jess Kitley .... property buyer
Sound Department
Paul Langwade .... dubbing mixer
Bob Newton .... location sound
Keith Nixon .... sound supervisor
John Brady .... boom operator (uncredited)
Chris Nuttall .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Keene .... camera supervisor
Rob Kitzmann .... lighting director
Mike Tanner .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Paul Machliss .... on-line editor
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer
Location Management
Jonathan Wicks .... location manager
Other crew
Claire Broughton .... production team
Clare Brown .... stage manager
Ellie Gleave .... script supervisor
Jeremy Lovering .... titles
Christopher Miles .... floor manager
Anil Mistry .... titles
Danny Stack .... production team
Rachel Stewart .... production coordinator
Nigel Wood .... production accountant
Morag Webster .... unit nurse (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dylan Moran  creator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Stone .... third assistant director
Art Department
Andy Armstrong .... property master
Other crew
Paul Bayfield .... production assistant
Production Companies

Additional Details

USA:24 min
UK:PG | UK:PG (video rating) (2002)

Did You Know?

Tamsin Greig and Kevin Eldon were both in Green Wing.See more »
Factual errors: The lyric from Charlene's song "I've been to Paradise but I've never been to me" isn't "I've been to Georgia and California and I've sipped Champagne from a shoe" but "and anywhere I could run".See more »
Fran:So, Ben, who's the real Ben, Ben?See more »


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