Worst & Best Black Books Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 3
Episodes: 18
First Transmission: 2000-2004
Channel: Channel4

Black Books is a British sitcom created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan.

Bernard Black owns a small bookshop called Black Books. Bernard is a grouchy shopkeeper who has a hatred of the outside world and virtually everybody who inhabits it, except for his best friend, Fran. The series revolves around the lives of Bernard, Manny and Fran who work in the bookshop.

Black Books was a critical success and won two BAFTAs for Best Situation Comedy in 2001.

Dylan Moran: Bernard Black
Tasmin Grieg: Fran
Bill Bailey: Manny


Best Episode ( S1 Ep3 )

Grapes of Wrath – After Manny calls a cleaner to the shop, he and Bernard must vacate it. Luckily they are asked to house sit for a friend. Meanwhile, Fran goes on an ill-fated date.

Imdb Score [8.7]



Worst Episode ( S3 Ep5 )

Travel Writer – Fran & Manny become enamored with a dashing travel writer giving a talk at the shop, while Bernard contends with a most unorthodox new landlord.

Imdb Score – [7.6]





Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.


Season One

Cooking the Books (2000)

Manny’s First Day (2000)

Grapes of Wrath (2000)

The Blackout (2000)

The Big Lock-Out (2000)

He’s Leaving Home (2000)


Season Two

The Entertainer (2002)

Fever (2002)

The Fixer (2002)

Blood (2002)

Hello Sun (2002)

A Nice Change (2002)


Season Three

Manny Come Home (2004)

Elephants and Hens (2004)

Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa (2004)

A Little Flutter (2004)

Travel Writer (2004)

Party (2004)