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Black Books

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Meet Bernard Black, a foul tempered and eccentric bookshop owner who loves his books but hates his customers. Manny is Bernard's long-suffering assistant and Fran is the owner of the gift shop next door to Black Books. 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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1. Cooking the Books

When his corrupt accountant goes on the run, Bernard finds himself having to fill in his own tax return - not the easiest thing when you're mathematically illiterate. Perhaps some sort of crippling injury is the way out? Meanwhile, Fran discovers a Thing.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: September 29, 2000
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2. Manny's First Day

Bernard offers up the accountant position while drunk and then does his best to get rid of his new employee by offering a one-day trial to see if the suspiciously modern-looking Manny is capable of the job. When the verdict goes against Manny, Fran steps in and expresses her opinion about the new hire.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: October 6, 2000
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3. Grapes of Wrath

Bernard and Manny are forced to accept a house-sitting job while the bookshop is being cleaned. Meanwhile, Fran's date with an available, attractive and charming man turns into disaster.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: October 13, 2000
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4. The Blackout

Manny, hyper after a night of drinking too many espressos and watching an entire box-set of The Sweeney, is mistaken for a policeman after his high-speed pursuit of a purse thief. And Bernard is snubbed by the same people who invited him to a dinner party the previous evening, and he begins to realize he must have behaved inappropriately.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: October 20, 2000
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5. The Big Lock-Out

Neither Bernard nor Manny can operate the newly installed security system for the shop, resulting in Bernard being locked out for the evening, while Manny is locked in. Meanwhile, Fran has a reunion with an old friend with an unbelievably sexy voice.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: October 27, 2000
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6. He's Leaving Home

Manny leaves the shop when Bernard's relentless bossiness gets too much for him. But life is tough on the street, so when a photographer offers him a place to stay he's happy to take him up on the offer - even though the photographer has an unhealthy fascination for beards. Back home, Bernard and Fran argue about Manny's departure.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: November 3, 2000
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