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 2, Episode 5 - Hello Sun

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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