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 1, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold today at 1:50am.

Series 3, Episode 5 - Travel Writer

Bernard is ordered to pay rent to a cat. Manny's favourite travel writer Jason take a shine to Fran, as well as charming everyone else in his path.

Further details

Bernard is infuriated by an intensely small-printed legal document requiring him to pay ground rent to a cat, and hires an assassin to rid him of his furry problem.

Manny meanwhile is excited at the prospect of his favourite travel writer Jason Hamilton giving a talk. Bernard and Fran fail to share this enthusiasm, until they meet the rather attractive and charismatic man himself. Manny is filled with envy as the charming Jason invites Fran to accompany him on his next adventure. Fran is just hoping for a ride on his camel!

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th April 2004
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dylan Moran Bernard Black
Bill Bailey Manny Bianco
Tamsin Greig Fran Katzenjammer
Guest cast
Julian Rhind-Tutt Jason Hamilton
Alice Lowe Solicitor
Paul Hunter Roland (Pest Control Guy)
Catherine Shepherd Bridget (Customer)
Writing team
Dylan Moran Writer
Kevin Cecil Writer
Andy Riley 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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