Black Books. Image shows from L to R: Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), Manny Bianco (Bill Bailey), Fran Katzenjammer (Tamsin Greig). Copyright: Assembly Film And Television.

Black Books

Channel 4 sitcom about a book shop owner. 18 episodes (3 series), 2000 - 2004. Stars Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig and Simon Pegg.

Black Books. Image shows from L to R: Fran Katzenjammer (Tamsin Greig), Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), Manny Bianco (Bill Bailey). Copyright: Assembly Film And Television.

Black Books

Sitcom focusing on a foul tempered bookshop owner, his trusty assistant and the girl next door

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2000 - 2004
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
18   (3 series)
Creators
Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan
Starring
Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig and Simon Pegg
Writers
Dylan Moran, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley and Graham Linehan
Directors
Nick Wood, Graham Linehan and Martin Dennis
Producers
Julian Meers, Nira Park and Karen Beever

Bernard Black, owner of Black Books, spends his days abusing customers and drinking large quantities of wine in his unkempt book store. His sole friend Fran works in the gift shop next door, but soon becomes embroiled in a life of novelty-seeking when she loses her job. They are promptly joined by luscious-locked Manny, an ex-accountant with many a hidden talent. If only Bernard would acknowledge it.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 29th September 2000 on Channel 4 at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 15th April 2004 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 30th September 2019 at 3:15am on Gold

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