black books

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Black Books concerns the musings, doings and time-frittering techniques of raddled proprietor Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), his shy, multi-challenged assistant, Manny Bianco (Bill Bailey) and their under achieving friend, Fran Katzenjammer (Tamsin Greig).

This dubious trio form a family of sorts to protect each other from the realities of modern London, bot nothing can protect them from each other.

Black Books is a haven of books, wine and conversation, the only threat to the group’s piece and prosperity is their own limitless stupidity.

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“Piss-your-kidneys-out funny”

(The Guardian)

“A consummate blend of black humour and giddy farce”

(The Times)

“Classic visual gags of the highest order”

(Heat)

“Simply the most anarchic and funny series on television”

(Radio Times)

black books

Now Available On iTunes & DVD

Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), proprietor of the grubby bookshop Black Books, prefers the company of his books to customers. Devoted to the twin pleasures of excessive drinking and wilful antagonism. Bernard enriches his life and the lives of his only two friends Manny (Bill Bailey) and Fran (Tamsin Greig) in the process.

In the second series of the multi award winning and critically acclaimed comedy from Channel 4, Bernard finds proof positive that Manny is mad; Manny worries about the reliability of his magic hot water bottle and uses his underworld connections to help the recently unemployed Fran find a job. Fran struggles to find her inner karma in between trying to find her cigarettes and making excuses to have another drink.

Under constant threat from the nasty, unfeeling outside world, the characters in Black Books attempt to maintain the haven of the bookshop even as their own talent for the relentless stupidity pitches them towards mayhem.

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“Throat-achingly funny comedy. Makes life worthwhile”

(Radio Times)

“A flawless reflection of the cosmic joke we call life”

(The Guardian)

“Brilliantly deranged comedy”

(Daily Mail)

“Gloriously and effortlessly funny”

(The Times)

black books

Now Available On iTunes & DVD

Meet Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) a foul tempered, drink-fuelled and eccentric bookshop owner who loves his books and hates his customers.

Manny (Bill Bailey) Bernard’s longhaired and long-suffering assistant, a breath of fresh air in the musty confines of the bookshop and an antidote to Bernard.

Fran (Tamsin Greig) owner of Nifty Grifty, the gift shop next door to Black Books, Bernard’s friend and the only one who gives him a run for his money.

Black Books explores Manny and Fran’s efforts to ensure Bernard has some contact with the outside world and charts the comical consequences of their efforts.

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“Genius”

(Heat)

“At last, a sitcom that actually makes you laugh”

(Time Out)

“The best crackpot comedy since Blackadder”

(Daily Mail)

“Bill Bailey and Dylan Moran forge one of the most potentially memorable screen partnerships of recent times”

(The Guardian)

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