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.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 2:25am.

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Fran takes up healthy living. Bernard is at odds with Manny after discovering Freud.

Further details

Fran takes up yoga but her willpower is pushed to the limit when chakra-obsessed friend Eva orders her to give up everything that's bad for her.

Manny is fed-up with Bernard treating him like a child, while Bernard becomes convinced Manny is the ultimate Freudian specimen - or the son he never had. Both spend some time on the couch.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th March 2002
Channel 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dylan Moran Bernard Black
    Bill Bailey Manny Bianco
    Tamsin Greig Fran Katzenjammer
    Guest cast
    Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson) Eva
    Writing team
    Dylan Moran Writer
    Production team
    Martin Dennis Director
    Nira Park Producer
    Karen Beever Producer
    William Burdett-Coutts Executive Producer
    Dennis De Groot Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead Composer

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