Trivia / Black Books

  • Retroactive Recognition: The fast food/concessions worker from "The Lockout" is a very young Tony Way, a character actor who appears in smallish parts in high-profile shows such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Game of Thrones.
    • The doctor in the first episode is none other than a young Martin Freeman, better known to modern viewers as John Watson and Bilbo Baggins.
    • The alarm technician is none other than a young Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg shows up in a later episode.
    • The shipping forecaster is played by Peter Serafinowicz, who voiced Darth Maul in Star Wars, and will be playing the Tick in the upcoming reboot of the series.
    • Trebor, the creepy Middle Eastern man who attempts to take advantage of Manny in "He's Leaving Home" is played by Omid Djalili, who appeared in the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie as the pirate Teague shoots after questioning the code (and said pirate's twin brother), and the prison warden from the first Mummy film (you know, the one who's eaten alive from the inside by a scarab until he runs headfirst into a wall, killing himself).
    • The hen party in "Elephants and Hens" is made up of Dianne, Ellie Miller and Claire.
    • There's one heck of a retroactive recognition if you watch Shaun Of The Dead after watching this - Peter Serafinowicz, Tamsin Grieg, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis and Martin Freeman all appear.