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Black Books

IMDB: 8.6

2000, 3 seasons to date

Comedy

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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop.

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Season 1

  • Grapes of Wrath

    After Manny calls a cleaner to the shop, he and Bernard must vacate it. Luckily they are asked to house sit for a friend. Meanwhile Fran goes on an ill-fated date.

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  • The Blackout

    Manny stays up watching 'The Sweeney' and is mistaken for a policeman after chasing a handbag snatcher. Fran and Bernard exchange stories about their previous day, Bernard recalling a disastrous dinner party with old friends who blanked him and Fran telling him about blanking her boyfriend after catching him with another woman.

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Season 2

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    First Date Tips
    Episode 1: The Entertainer
    Fran decides to take up piano lessons with a very prominent...
    Mar 1, 2002
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    Episode 2: Fever
    On a scorching hot day, Manny tries to maintain his body tem...
    Mar 8, 2002
  • The Fixer

    Bernard and Manny have to deal with a gangster turned writer who plans to hold a reading of his autobiography at the book shop, however he can't read. Meanwhile Fran gets an office job where she isn't quite sure what she is meant to be doing.

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  • Blood

    Manny and Bernard try to keep up with modern book shops and in doing so Manny helps Fran get over her boredom by encouraging her to look up her family tree.

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Season 3

  • Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa

    Manny's parents visit the shop for the weekend, and the lies he's told them throw Fran and Bernard's lives into chaos.

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  • A Little Flutter

    Bernard becomes addicted to gambling and forces Manny and Fran to compete for one job at the shop in order to finance his bets.

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