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

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1977
Stars
John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister, Wendy Richard, Arthur Brough, Nicholas Smith, Harold Bennett and more
Writers
David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
Director
Bob Kellett
Producers
Andrew Mitchell, David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
Companies

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...

Additional details

Tagline
They're Free!! Ready to Serve You on the Big Screen!
UK certificate
A
Duration
94 minutes
UK release
Sunday 31st July 1977
UK premiere
Saturday 11th June 1977
Distributors

EMI

Also known as
  • AYBS (Acronym)
  • Are You Being Served?: The Movie
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 31st October 2021 at 2:20pm on TPTV
  • Sunday 29th August 2021 at 3:40pm on TPTV
  • Friday 11th June 2021 at 6:00pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • EMI Elstree Studios

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