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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Series 1, Episode 6 - He's Leaving Home

Manny runs away from Black Books, much to Fran's dismay and Bernard's indifference.

Further details

Manny tires of Bernard's ill-treatment and runs away from home. Bernard initially takes the news nonchalantly but is left to console and bicker with a devastated Fran in his prolonged absence.

Manny, on the other hand, lands on his feet as he is 'discovered' by a photographer with an unexplained beard fetish. But just what lengths must he go to, to keep himself in furs and leopard skin?

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd November 2000
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd January 2010 11:15pm More4
Wednesday 17th March 2010 9:40pm Dave
Sunday 21st March 2010 11:45pm More4
Sunday 25th July 2010 11:45pm More4
Sunday 28th November 2010 11:50pm More4
Tuesday 8th March 2011 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 17th April 2011 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 3rd July 2011 11:40pm More4
Tuesday 11th October 2011 2:25am Gold
Wednesday 12th October 2011 12:40am Gold
Thursday 10th November 2011 1:20am Dave
Thursday 1st December 2011 1:55am Gold
Monday 5th December 2011 1:55am More4
Friday 27th June 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 28th June 2014 12:00am London Live
Thursday 3rd July 2014 10:00pm London Live
Saturday 1st November 2014 12:30am London Live
Sunday 4th January 2015 1:30am London Live
Monday 5th January 2015 2:30am London Live
Thursday 12th February 2015 1:30am London Live
Monday 13th April 2015 2:00am London Live
Thursday 16th April 2015 12:30am London Live
Saturday 18th April 2015 1:30am London Live
Friday 22nd May 2015 2:30am London Live
Thursday 16th July 2015 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 18th July 2015 12:45am London Live
Monday 2nd November 2015 9:30pm London Live
Sunday 3rd January 2016 10:00pm London Live
Wednesday 17th February 2016 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 20th February 2016 2:25am London Live
Monday 22nd February 2016 3:30am London Live
Friday 22nd July 2016 10:00pm London Live
Sunday 24th July 2016 12:00am London Live
Wednesday 27th July 2016 8:30pm London Live
Saturday 30th July 2016 7:00pm London Live
Sunday 31st July 2016 2:30am London Live
Wednesday 19th October 2016 3:00am London Live
Sunday 23rd October 2016 2:50am London Live
Friday 2nd December 2016 8:30pm London Live
Friday 9th December 2016 3:15am London Live
Wednesday 4th January 2017 3:30am London Live
Saturday 7th January 2017 3:00am London Live
Sunday 5th February 2017 4:30am London Live
Thursday 9th February 2017 3:30am London Live
Saturday 6th May 2017 11:35pm Gold
Sunday 9th July 2017 1:05am Gold
Monday 5th February 2018 12:50am Gold
Wednesday 17th April 2019 1:05am Gold
Wednesday 17th April 2019 11:35pm Gold
Friday 30th August 2019 3:20am Gold
Saturday 31st August 2019 1:00am Gold
Monday 17th February 2020 1:10am Gold
Sunday 23rd February 2020 1:50am Gold
Saturday 16th May 2020 1:35am C4

Cast & crew

Dylan Moran Bernard Black
Bill Bailey Manny Bianco
Tamsin Greig Fran Katzenjammer
Guest cast
David Walliams Customer
Omid Djalili Trebor
Sophie Stanton Actor
Writing team
Dylan Moran Writer
Graham Linehan Writer
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Graham Linehan Director
Julian Meers Producer
Nira Park Producer
William Burdett-Coutts Executive Producer
Karen Beever Line Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Jane Davies Casting Director
John Connor Casting Director
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Claire Wilson Costume Designer
John Rosenberg Director of Photography
Jane Walker Make-up Designer
Jayne Buxton (as Jane Buxton) Make-up Designer
Rob Kitzmann Lighting Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer

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