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Black Books 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2000–2004)
Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dylan Moran ...  Bernard Black 18 episodes, 2000-2004
Bill Bailey ...  Manny 18 episodes, 2000-2004
Tamsin Greig ...  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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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Böcker See more »

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Stereo | Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Fran's shop is called "Nifty Gifty". See more »

Quotes

Bernard: Don't you DARE use the word "Party" as a verb in my shop!
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Featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) See more »

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"Whores will have their trinkets"
7 March 2003 | by nichkeiySee all my reviews

How could the owner of a book shop who says "Enjoy. It's dreadful but it's quite short" not be anything short of hilarious. This is so funny, every line is funny. No boring minutes, no fake action, just plain comedy in a style i find very appealing. Crazily funny lines like "Is space hot?" "Of course it is, where else do you think we get pineapples from?" are acted so perfectly making it spectacularly entertaining. A must see. My favorite show for sure.


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