Bernard,having offered him the job while drunk,does his best to get rid of his new charge by offering a one-day trial to see if the suspiciously modern-looking Manny is up to scratch. When the verdict goes against our goateed chum,Fran steps in and raises hell.
A sitcom following the antics of the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black,his long haired long suffering assistant Manny and his best and only friend - Fran who owns the shop next door.
Written by: Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan
Directed by: Nick Wood and Graham Linehan
Cast: Bernard Black (Dylan Moran),Manny (Bill Bailey),Fran (Tamsin Grieg) with Mark Aiken,Paul Beech,Daisy Campbell,Kevin Eldon,Ben Homewood,Chris Larner