Black Books

Season 1, Episode 16 of 18

After a small win on the Grand National, Bernard becomes addicted to gambling, leaving Fran and Manny in a bitter competition to sell as many books as possible. Soon horses aren't enough and Bernard lands in an illegal poker game against a group of ruthless, successful gamblers, including Dave 'Mouse Ear' Smith. Being utterly hopeless at cards, Bernard (now nicknamed The Gold Mine) loses everything, and Fran and Manny need to hatch a plan to obtain the money before Bernard's debtors "evict" him from his shop, £20,000, and/or his legs. Guest stars: Keith Allen as 'Mouse Ears' Smith and Craig Parkinson as Martin the Tout.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
10/29/2011
11:30 p.m.
10/30/2011
3:30 a.m.
5/19/2012
11:13 p.m.
5/20/2012
3:13 a.m.
2/23/2013
11:30 p.m.
10/5/2013
11:35 p.m.
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