Black Books: The Complete Series 1
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Production year: 2000
Directors: Nick Wood, Graham Linehan
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 9E1A-103F-824F-8B1A
Running time: 2:23 (143 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: PAL, Color, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 14, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#656)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 31, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Meet Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), a foul tempered, drink-fuelled and eccentric bookshop owner who loves his books and hates his customers.

Manny (Bill Bailey), Bernard's longhaired and long-suffering assistant, a breath of fresh air in the musty confines of the bookshop and an antidote to Bernard.

Fran (Tamsin Greig) owner of Nifty Gifty, the gift shop next door to Black Books, Bernard's friend and the only one who gives him a run for his money.

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.

1. Cooking the Books
2. Manny's First Day
3. Grapes of Wrath
4. The Blackout
5. The Big Lock-out
6. He's Leaving Home
DVD Covers
Black Books: The Complete Series 1
Black Books: The Complete Series 1
Misc.
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Genres
Comedy
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Channel 4 Television Corporation
 • Assembly Film and Television
Media Companies:
 • Channel 4 DVD
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Series 1
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Gallery
Crew
 1. Cooking The Books
Direction
Nick Wood....Director
Graham Linehan....Director
Writing
Dylan Moran....Writer
Graham Linehan....Writer
Production
William Burdett-Coutts....Executive Producer
Nira Park....Producer
Julian Meers....Producer
Cinematography
John Rosenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Ames....Film Editor
Music
Jonathan Whitehead....Composer
Sound
Bob Newton....Sound
Keith Nixon....Sound
Paul Langwade....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Annie Hardinge....Costume Designer
Claire Wilson....Costume Designer
Jane Walker....Make-up Artist
Jane Buxton....Make-up Artist
Dennis De Groot....Production Designer
Dick Lunn....Art Director
 2. Manny's First Day
Direction
Nick Wood....Director
Graham Linehan....Director
Writing
Dylan Moran....Writer
Graham Linehan....Writer
Production
William Burdett-Coutts....Executive Producer
Nira Park....Producer
Julian Meers....Producer
Cinematography
John Rosenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Ames....Film Editor
Music
Jonathan Whitehead....Composer
Sound
Bob Newton....Sound
Keith Nixon....Sound
Paul Langwade....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Annie Hardinge....Costume Designer
Claire Wilson....Costume Designer
Jane Walker....Make-up Artist
Jane Buxton....Make-up Artist
Dennis De Groot....Production Designer
Dick Lunn....Art Director
 3. Grapes of Wrath
Direction
Nick Wood....Director
Graham Linehan....Director
Writing
Dylan Moran....Writer
Graham Linehan....Writer
Production
William Burdett-Coutts....Executive Producer
Nira Park....Producer
Julian Meers....Producer
Cinematography
John Rosenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Ames....Film Editor
Music
Jonathan Whitehead....Composer
Sound
Bob Newton....Sound
Keith Nixon....Sound
Paul Langwade....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Annie Hardinge....Costume Designer
Claire Wilson....Costume Designer
Jane Walker....Make-up Artist
Jane Buxton....Make-up Artist
Dennis De Groot....Production Designer
Dick Lunn....Art Director
 4. The Blackout
Direction
Nick Wood....Director
Graham Linehan....Director
Writing
Dylan Moran....Writer
Graham Linehan....Writer
Production
William Burdett-Coutts....Executive Producer
Nira Park....Producer
Julian Meers....Producer
Cinematography
John Rosenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Ames....Film Editor
Music
Jonathan Whitehead....Composer
Sound
Bob Newton....Sound
Keith Nixon....Sound
Paul Langwade....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Annie Hardinge....Costume Designer
Claire Wilson....Costume Designer
Jane Walker....Make-up Artist
Jane Buxton....Make-up Artist
Dennis De Groot....Production Designer
Dick Lunn....Art Director
 5. The Big Lock-Out
Direction
Nick Wood....Director
Graham Linehan....Director
Writing
Dylan Moran....Writer
Graham Linehan....Writer
Production
William Burdett-Coutts....Executive Producer
Nira Park....Producer
Julian Meers....Producer
Cinematography
John Rosenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Ames....Film Editor
Music
Jonathan Whitehead....Composer
Sound
Bob Newton....Sound
Keith Nixon....Sound
Paul Langwade....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Annie Hardinge....Costume Designer
Claire Wilson....Costume Designer
Jane Walker....Make-up Artist
Jane Buxton....Make-up Artist
Dennis De Groot....Production Designer
Dick Lunn....Art Director
 6. He's Leaving Home
Direction
Nick Wood....Director
Graham Linehan....Director
Writing
Dylan Moran....Writer
Graham Linehan....Writer
Production
William Burdett-Coutts....Executive Producer
Nira Park....Producer
Julian Meers....Producer
Cinematography
John Rosenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Ames....Film Editor
Music
Jonathan Whitehead....Composer
Sound
Bob Newton....Sound
Keith Nixon....Sound
Paul Langwade....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Annie Hardinge....Costume Designer
Claire Wilson....Costume Designer
Jane Walker....Make-up Artist
Jane Buxton....Make-up Artist
Dennis De Groot....Production Designer
Dick Lunn....Art Director
Cast
 1. Cooking The Books
Dylan Moran....Bernard Black
Bill Bailey....Manny
Tamsin Greig....Fran
Tony Bluto....Nick Voleur
Stephen Boswell....Wodehouse Customer
Daisy Campbell....Julie
Dominic Carter....First Hooligan
Jeillo Edwards....Midwife
Martin Freeman....Doctor
John Macneill
Eamonn O'Neill....Jehovah's Witness
James O'Neill....Jehovah's Witness
Michael Parkhouse....Mr. Blackbelly
Muriel Pavlow
Jack Pierce
Rupert Vansittart
 2. Manny's First Day
Dylan Moran....Bernard Black
Bill Bailey....Manny
Tamsin Greig....Fran
John Arthur....First Customer
David Cann....Eddie
Ben Homewood....Fourth Customer
Rhys Thomas....Student
Stewart Wright....Second Customer
David Decio....Student (uncredited)
Graham Linehan....Book Lover (uncredited)
 3. Grapes of Wrath
Dylan Moran....Bernard Black
Bill Bailey....Manny
Tamsin Greig....Fran
Mark Aiken....Ben
Paul Beech....Abbott
Daisy Campbell....Julie
Kevin Eldon....Cleaner
Ben Homewood....Young Monk
Chris Larner....Freddie
 4. The Blackout
Dylan Moran....Bernard Black
Bill Bailey....Manny
Tamsin Greig....Fran
Terry Bird....Noggsy
Angela Curran....Policewoman
Evie Garratt
Liam Hess....Jimbo
Louise Hickson
Colin McFarlane....Inspector Norris
Wayne Morris....Peter
Elizabeth Marmur....Sarah
Hugh Parker....Gerald
 5. The Big Lock-Out
Dylan Moran....Bernard Black
Bill Bailey....Manny
Tamsin Greig....Fran
Paul Beech....Customer
Steve Bowditch....Len/Voice of Joe Pasquale
Nick Frost....Security System Man
Peter Serafinowicz....Howell Granger
Tony Way....Youth
Dick Lunn....Man on Street (uncredited)
 6. He's Leaving Home
Dylan Moran....Bernard Black
Bill Bailey....Manny
Tamsin Greig....Fran
Omid Djalili....Trebor
Sophie Stanton....Policewoman
David Walliams....Customer