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Hello Sun
Episode information
Episode No.




Original airdate

Friday, March 29, 2002

Cast and crew information
  • Dylan Moran
  • Martin Dennis
Main cast
  • Dylan Moran
  • Bill Bailey
  • Tamsin Greig
Guest stars
  • Jessica Hynes as Eva
  • Tania Wade as Shrink
  • Richard Katz as First Customer
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Hello Sun is the fifth episode of the second series of Black Books. In the episode, Fran tries to cleanse her lifestyle by taking up yoga and going on a radical diet, while Bernard and Manny receive some books on Freud and their lives descend into his famous theories.


Fran takes up Yoga with Eva (Jessica Hynes) and piously lectures everyone about how much better she feels, but she isn't as good at controlling her own urges. Meanwhile, Bernard discovers a copy of the complete works of Freud and begins tormenting Manny by diagnosing his various neuroses--but this leads to Manny gaining the confidence to finally stand up to him.


While Fran decides to change her lifestyle with yoga, which her friend Eva has insisted she must take up, Bernard is hunting for proof that Manny is insane. After discovering all of Freud, he watches Manny closely and ends up sending him to a physiatrist. However, the plan backfires when he himself finds himself in the physiatrist’s office after accidentally calling Manny [his] son.

Bernard: How dare you, my own son!

Manny: What was that you just said?

Bernard: Nothing, just nothing…