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The Blackout 

Manny stays up watching 'The Sweeney' and is mistaken for a policeman after chasing a handbag snatcher. Fran and Bernard exchange stories about their previous day, Bernard recalling a disastrous dinner party with old friends who blanked him and Fran telling him about blanking her boyfriend after catching him with another woman.

Writers:

Dylan Moran (by), Graham Linehan (by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dylan Moran ... Bernard Black
Bill Bailey ... Manny
Tamsin Greig ... Fran
Terry Bird ... Noggsy
Angela Curran Angela Curran ... The Policewoman
Evie Garratt Evie Garratt ... Old Woman
Liam Hess Liam Hess ... Jimbo
Louise Hickson Louise Hickson ... Peter's Sister
Colin McFarlane ... Inspector Norris
Adam Morris Adam Morris ... Peter (as Wayne Morris)
Elizabeth Marmur ... Sarah
Hugh Parker Hugh Parker ... Gerald
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Storyline

Manny stays up watching 'The Sweeney' and is mistaken for a policeman after chasing a handbag snatcher. Fran and Bernard exchange stories about their previous day, Bernard recalling a disastrous dinner party with old friends who blanked him and Fran telling him about blanking her boyfriend after catching him with another woman.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2000 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The Survival Handbook Manny is reading is the same as the one mentioned in the novel "Life of Pi". See more »

Quotes

Fran: You look like you should have "Dorset - 5 Miles" written on you.
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References The Sweeney (1974) See more »

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