Black Books Wiki
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Black Books Wiki is a comprehensive guide for everything related to the BAFTA award-wining sitcom, Black Books. Feel free to create new articles, edit existing pages or upload your own images.

Black Books was a British BAFTA award-winning sitcom produced for Channel 4 starring Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig. It follows the lives of three friends, Bernard Black (Moran), the rude and obnoxious owner of the bookshop Black Books, Manny Bianco (Bailey), Bernard's long-suffering assistant, and Fran Katzenjammer (Greig), the owner of the shop nextdoor. The show was created and written by Dylan Moran, as well as Graham Linehan, Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil and Arthur Matthews, who co-wrote some episodes. The show's producers include Karen Beever, William Burdett-Coutts, Nira Park and Julian Meers.

Featured Article

Beethoven Bernard
Bernard Ludwig Black
, the owner of the eponymous bookshop Black Books, is a heavy alcoholic and smoker and has been known to be rude and obnoxious to the customers in his shop. The only people Bernard can be said to share a friendship with are Manny Bianco, his assistant and flat mate, and Fran Katzenjammer, his best friend and neighbour.


Featured Episode

Bernard on phone
Cooking the Books is the first episode of the first series, and hence is the first ever episode, of the British sitcom, Black Books. It introduces the main characters in the show and sets a backbone for future episodes.


Featured Quote

Manny: "Let's parrrr..."
Bernard: "Don't you dare use the word 'party' as a verb in this shop!"
— Bernard gives Manny a lesson the hard way in the grammatical use of the word 'party'