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Film and TV: Black Books

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Black BooksToday I want to recommend a TV series. Black Books aired between 2000 and 2004, it starred Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead, Comedian), Bill Bailey (Hustle, Doctor Who, Nanny McPhee) and Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Doctor Who, Shaun of the Dead) and lasted three series. Not only did Moran star in it, he created and wrote the show too. I used to watch this programme a few years ago when it was shown on the channel Dave and I recently bought all three series on DVD. Like ‘After You’ve Gone’ that I reviewed perhaps a month ago, it isn’t a serious programme and it provides light entertainment. It’s the type of show where, again like After You’ve Gone, you can get attached to the characters while leaving it on in the background as each new episode is a new story rather than a continuous arc. I tend to watch this programme at night before I go to sleep. It’s just a nice way to end the day.

I found a brief synopsis of the show on the imdb website, it was written by P.H. Moo: ‘Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn’t much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard’s shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard’s only friend in the world. When Bernard’s accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop.’

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Disclaimer – I do not own the picture, it is from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262150/
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TV Show: After You’ve Gone

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After You've Gone

Today I want to recommend a TV series. After You’ve Gone was a BBC Sitcom that aired in 2007 and 2008 in the length of 3 series of 7 – 8 episodes. I loved this series when it was on TV and I was gutted when it got cancelled so I recently bought the DVDs. It’s comic quality paired with great actors; Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones Diary, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker, Dani’s House), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge) and Ryan Sampson (The Things I haven’t Told You, Doctor Who) to name a few, creates a really simple yet clever show that provides light entertainment. It is the type of show where you can get attached to the characters while leaving it on in the background as each new episode is a new story rather than a continuous arc.

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