Written by Dylan Moran who also plays the lead role, Black Books features an almost-charmingly irascible book shop owner (that's the "Books" bit) owned by a man called Bernard Black (see, it all hangs together) who hates his customers in an almost Basil Fawlty-ish way. (If Fawlty were a drunken Irish intellectual, which he isn't.)
It also stars the immaculate Bill Bailey as Black's assistant, Manny, and Tamsin Greig as the neurotic owner of the gift shop next door.
The comedy is black (works on many levels, doesn't it, this one?) and surreal and if you miss it this time round you'll be sorry.
What: Black Books, series three
Where: Channel 4
When: Thursday evenings, from 11 March
How: Be there, whatever it takes