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 Bernard Black (18 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Manny (18 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Fran (18 episodes, 2000-2004)
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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. Written by PH Moo

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Manny's last name, Bianco (Italian for 'white'), is the obvious counterpart to Bernard Black. See more »

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Bernard: This isn't Waterstones!
Manny: I wish I'd never been born.
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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) See more »

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ALRIGHT THE SHOP IS CLOSED EVERYBODY GET OUT!
29 August 2003 | by (tiverton) – See all my reviews

If you don't laugh at Black Books, then you haven't got a sense of humour. This is one of the funniest things I've seen in years!! I always worshipped the ground that Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan walked on for Father Ted and Ted and Ralph, but now Dylan Moran is added to my list (Bill Baily and Tamsin Grieg to, even though they didn't write it).


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