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

Black Books

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2000 - 2004
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom focusing on a foul tempered bookshop owner, his trusty assistant and the girl next door. Stars Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig.

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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

Key details

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

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.

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Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 29th September 2000 at 9:30pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios
  • Bloomsbury - Location filming in Leigh Street

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