Episode information
Episode No.




Original airdate

Friday, March 8, 2002

  • No Smouldering
  • 88 degrees
Cast and crew information
  • Dylan Moran
  • Kevin Cecil
  • Andy Riley
  • Martin Dennis
  • Karen Beever
  • William Burdett-Coutts
  • Nira Park
Main cast
  • Dylan Moran
  • Bill Bailey
  • Tamsin Greig
Guest stars

Johnny Vegas as Mr. Marchman

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The Fixer

Fever is the second episode of the second series of the British sitcom, Black Books. The episode was originally aired on March the 8st, 2002. The script was originally written by Dylan Moran and was directed by Martin Dennis.

Plot synopsis Edit

The episode opens with a pre-credit sequence in which Manny Bianco (Bill Bailey) buys an icecream on a blisteringly hot day. When he returns to the shop, he finds Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) complaining about his lack of female company, and makes a promise to himself to find a girlfriend for the summer. Manny suddenly realises that the temperature is 81 degrees, and reveals that if it hits 88, it will trigger his condition known as Dave syndrome. A suspicious Bernard asks Manny about his condition, however, Manny refuses to reveal any more information.

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