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A droll Britcom about a hard-drinking, chain-smoking bookstore owner who dislikes customers and has trouble parting with his beloved books.
Premiered: September 29, 2000
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It's Friday night. 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?
Manny is extremely proud of the travel writing festival that he has organised. He has invited the famously charming explorer Jason Hamilton (Julian Rhind-Tutt) to give a talk.
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.
Manny's parents come to stay. They are a perfectly nice middle-aged couple with one or two slightly annoying habits. Bernard wants rid of them, preferably the day before yesterday.
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- Premiered: September 29, 2000
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A droll Britcom about a hard-drinking, chain-smoking bookstore owner who dislikes customers and has trouble parting with his beloved books. (more)
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