Black Books

9:05pm Friday, July 16 on Prime

Comedy

The Entertainer

Ever keen to distract herself, Fran takes up the piano on tonight’s Black Books. Ever keen to delude himself, Bernard falls in love. All Manny wants is a break up, but genius finds no rest as Fran lies to a sweet old blind man and Bernard the recluse deceives his adoring public.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand This Weekend!

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off this Friday 25th June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

9:10pm Friday, July 9 on Prime

Comedy

Manny becomes a runaway when Bernard’s relentless bossiness gets too much for him. But life is tough on the street for someone like Manny, so when a photographer offers him a place to stay, along with some easy cash, he’s happy to take him up on the offer – even though the photographer has an unhealthy fascination for beards. Back home, Manny’s absence is keenly felt, leading to tension between Bernard and Fran.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off on Friday 25 June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

9:10pm Friday, July 2 on Prime

Comedy

The installation of a new security system for the shop that neither Bernard nor Manny can operate, results in Bernard being locked out for the evening, while Manny is locked in. Meanwhile, Fran has a reunion with an old friend with an unbelievably sexy voice.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off on Friday 25 June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

9:05pm Friday, June 25 on Prime

Comedy

The Blackout

Manny, completely wired after a night of drinking too many espressos and watching an entire box-set of The Sweeney, is mistaken for a policeman after his high-speed pursuit of a bagsnatcher. Meanwhile, Bernard is snubbed by the same people who invited him to a dinner party the previous evening, and he begins to realise that he must have behaved abominably.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off on Friday 25 June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

Friday 25th June 9:40pm

DOCTOR WHO

Sci-Fi

Vampires of Venice

Did you miss it first time round? Tsk, tsk! Lucky for you we’re replaying your fave all new PRIME sci-fi series, Doctor Who. Desiccated corpses, terror in the canal, and the sinister House of Calvierri – the Doctor takes love birds Amy and Rory for a romantic mini-break tonight. But 17th Century Venice is not as it should be as terror awaits (or course!). The city has been sealed to protect it from the plague – or does the mysterious Rosanna Calvierri have other plans?

9:05pm Friday, June 18 on Prime

Comedy

The Grapes Of Wrath

The discomforting presence in the bookshop of an oddly sensual cleaner forces Bernard and Manny to accept a house-sitting job. There, they immediately manage to drink an unbelievably expensive bottle of wine. Meanwhile, Fran’s date with an available, attractive, charming man is exactly the sort of disaster you’d expect.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off on Friday 25 June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

PLUS keep your eyes peeled as Prime is giving Bill Bailey fans the chance to sit FRONT ROW at one of his live shows! Selling out fast, these seats really are prime property! Simply watch Black Books to win.

9:05pm Friday, June 11 on Prime

Comedy

Manny has to navigate the twin perils of a strange boss and an equally strange clientele tonight when he comes to work at Bernard’s bookshop. 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.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off on Friday 25 June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

PLUS keep your eyes peeled from May 21st as Prime is giving Bill Bailey fans the chance to sit FRONT ROW at one of his live shows! Selling out fast, these seats really are prime property! Simply watch Black Books to win.

9:05pm Friday, June 4 on Prime

Comedy

Cooking The Books

We go back to the very beginning tonight with series one of Black Books. Bernard is struggling to cope with getting down to menial but essential tasks for his book shop, such as the accounts when a chance meeting with a customer, Manny, helps him out. Meanwhile, the owner of the shop next door, enlists the help of Bernard and his customers to find out exactly what an object from her shop is and in doing so misses an important appointment.

Bill Bailey On Tour In New Zealand

Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian / New Zealand live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, Bill (who stars on award-winning British sitcom Black Books as Manny Bianco) returns down under with his brand new live show, BILL BAILEY LIVE 2010. Kicking off on Friday 25 June 2010 in Christchurch, the tour will also travel to Wellington (26th June) and Auckland (28th June) before crossing the ditch. Grab your tickets from Ticketek now!

9:10pm Friday, May 28 on Prime

Comedy

Party

It’s Friday night and Manny and Fran are determined to go out and do something for once. Bernard would rather stay at home, get drunk and ignore his friends. Manny insists that they go to a particular party. But why? And anyway, who is the best dancer?

9:10pm Friday, May 21 on Prime

Comedy

Travel Writer

Manny is extremely proud of the travel writing festival that he has organised and he’s invited the famously charming explorer Jason Hamilton (Julian Rhind-Tutt) to give a talk. Fran soon falls for his twinkling eyes and lavish hair, leaving Manny ragingly jealous. Meanwhile, Bernard is more concerned about the rent charges he has to pay to his new neighbour, so rather than face a lengthy court case, he hires a professional assassin…

9:10pm Friday, May 14 on Prime

Comedy

A Little Flutter

Manny puts a bet on the Grand National for Bernard, who claims not to be interested in gambling but immediately becomes completely addicted to it. Fran, looking for work, needs a short-term job to appear employable. Bernard hires her, setting her off against Manny in competition for sales person of the century to replenish his dwindling funds. All the while Bernard is losing more and more money and borrowing gambling funds from scarier and scarier people…