Are You Being Served?. Copyright: Anglo-EMI.

Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served?. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Ernest Grainger (Arthur Brough), Mrs. Betty Slocombe (Mollie Sugden), Miss Shirley Brahms (Wendy Richard), Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries (John Inman), Captain Stephen Peacock (Frank Thornton), Mr. Dick Lucas (Trevor Bannister), Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold (Nicholas Smith). Copyright: Anglo-EMI.

Are You Being Served?

The staff of Grace Bros. take a trip to Costa Plonka while the department is being remodelled

John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister, Wendy Richard, Arthur Brough, Nicholas Smith, Harold Bennett and others
David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
Bob Kellett
Andrew Mitchell

When Grace Bros. closes for redecoration, Young Mr. Grace decides to send the staff on holiday to the Costa Plonka. But first, Mrs. Slocombe needs to sort out her passport photograph and her injections, and Mr. Rumbold needs to hand out the tickets. Well that's simple enough, isn't it?

Meanwhile, the staff discover that Mr. Harman is coming with them. Then they later find out that Mr. Rumbold is coming too. To make things worse, he has purchased the same hat as Captain Peacock, and they can't possibly be seen matching!

Upon arrival at the Costa Plonka, the staff find that their rooms won't be ready until the morning, so they are forced to spend the night in tents. This would normally be alright but a criminal is on the lookout for Mrs. Slocombe...

Production Details

They're Free!! Ready to Serve You on the Big Screen!
UK certificate
94 minutes
Release date
Sunday 31st July 1977
Saturday 11th June 1977


Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 27th August 2018 at 10:30am on ITV3

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