VisionTV’s BritBlock presents Black Books, Seasons 1 – 3 premiering Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT.
Black Books follows the antics of the foul-tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner, Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), his long-haired and equally long-suffering assistant Manny (Bill Bailey) and his best and possibly only friend – Fran (Tamsin Greig).
Bernard is driven by his own alcohol-fuelled logic and anyone attempting to buy a book from him is more likely to meet with the full force of his foul temper than leave his shop with a purchase. Bernard loves his books and hates his customers – a combination unlikely to earn him a businessman of the year award. Manny is laid back and considerate where Bernard is tense and embittered and Manny manages to breathe life and light into Bernard’s environment.
The only person who can give Bernard a run for his money is his friend Fran – owner of the Nifty Gifty – the gift shop next door. Fran is arguably just as crazy and sardonic as Bernard and can be charmingly engaging one minute and totally paranoid the next.
Season 1 begins Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
Season 2 runs Tuesday, Nov. 6 to Nov. 27, Jan. 1 & 8, 2012 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
Season 3 begins Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
Visit the Black Books show page for episode synopses, pictures and to watch previous episodes online.