Episode 3: The Grapes of Wrath

The third episode of the show is the classic The Grapes of Wrath, where Bernard and Manny are housesitting for a wealthy friend. They only have one rule they have to adhere to - don't drink the expensive wine! Fran is on a date, with a seemingly fabulous chap, but that's the problem.

In the Culture Wine and Life section, we fill in last week's guest John Higgins entry of Shepperton Babylon, Derm tells us of the award-winning short film he was involved with, Incoming Call (Vimeo link), and we celebrate the life of one Omagh's most colourful characters, Arthur 'Arty G' McGonigle, and James reckons Guns 'N Roses are the greatest rock band ever.

Guests this week, in the Delhi Belly studio were Derm McGuigan (@pasticheofderm), and Will Convey, who's part of running the Omagh festival this year.


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Episode 2 - Manny's First Day

With John Higgins and Joseph Nawaz, and recorded in Belfast Books

Manny is officially brought on board in the shop, but sober Bernard doesn't trust the decisions of drunk Bernard. Fran's guiding hand (and throwing arm) are enough to set them right though. 

We also discuss the benefits of having a bookshop in North Belfast - a hotbed of sectarian clashes during the Troubles, and the positive results that can be achieved through community action.




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Episode 1: Cooking the Books

Hosted by James McAnespy, with dramaturg and writer Emily De Dakis (@accidentalemily) in Bookfinders Belfast.

We look back on the pilot episode of Black Books, where Bernard is introduced as a disorganised fop who struggles with his tax return after his accountant becomes a fugitive from the law. Manny the stressed out desk jockey, who swallows The Little Book of Calm. And Fran, the flighty owner of Nifty Gifts, a shop that specialises in a lot of wank. We'll all been there, and we discuss our own difficulty with tear-inducing form-filling, door-to-door sales and Millwall FC.

In out Culture Wine and Life section, Emily has been reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present, an oral history of America since 1492 and James has been watching Black Sails, a pirate show which rises above it's station as one of the great TV shows of the era.

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None of That is a podcast celebration of Black Books, the turn-of-the-millenium British sitcom where Bernard, Manny and Fran swig wine and read high philosophy in London's most dysfunctional bookshop. Join us as we discuss the best bits of the show as well as wider discussions on culture, booze and the meaning of life!

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