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Black Books

Black Books

Sep 29, 2000 25m GB
319 votes
  • Comedy
  • Drama

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Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. Bearded, sweet and good, Manny is everything that Bernard isn’t and is punished by Bernard relentlessly just for the crime of existing. They depend on each other for meaning as Fran, their oldest friend, depends on them for distraction. Black Books is a haven of books, wine and conversation, the only threat to the group’s peace and prosperity is their own limitless stupidity.

Title Black Books
First Air Date Sep 29, 2000
Last Air Date Apr 15, 2004
Episodes 18
Seasons 3
Keywords london, england, bookshop, surreal, eccentric, book store, sitcom, workplace comedy