Are You Being Served? Page 11

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

Are You Being Served?

Sitcom set in London department store Grace Bros., where the Ladies' Intimate Apparel and Men's Ready To Wear departments are forced to share a floor


Lost Boys

  • Thursday 14th February 2019, 6:39pm
  • England
  • 124 posts

Enjoying this again through the re-run currently on UK Gold.
Got to echo most replies to this thread that the earlier series with Trevor Bannister as Mr Lucas were much funnier and seemed to work much better than the later series did. It was just simple, get the gags in, make us laugh, do it all in a couple of takes.
Such a shame now that all of the main cast apart from Mike Berry are no longer with us.


Ryan O'Shaughnessy

  • Thursday 21st February 2019, 1:46am [Edited]
  • England
  • 3 posts

If anyone is intrested there is a Dutch complete Sony and BBC Studios boxset released in 2017. I bought it the other week. It contains all 69 episodes all 10 Series and 5 Christmas specials, the pilot episode black and white version. The 1977 film, all 12 episodes of the spin off Grace and Favour, The 2016 remake and some extras. Sadly no recolourised pilot or story of a missed opportunity there. I don't know which masters they've used to source the release weather it was UK Australia or USA Canada. But its probs UK masters. besides Series 3 on two discs as that was 9 episodes incuding 1975 Xmas special. Series 7 is also on two DVD discs. But UK Aus is just one disc. The audio is in English. But the packaging is in Dutch. It is also the only official DVD release of all things British AYBS? and the only offical physical commercial release of the 2016 remake.



  • Thursday 21st February 2019, 1:53am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,707 posts

That is quite the collection indeed! Thanks for letting us know about it.



  • Sunday 3rd March 2019, 10:41am
  • Wakefield, England
  • 376 posts

They missed the story when they released the complete series boxset overhere. It was the one extra that was missing, and the boxset was released after the story of AYBS was made. It was a enjoyable story.


rrr 969

  • Friday 10th January 2020, 5:01pm
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • 228 posts

There is a US sitcom "Superstore", IMDB 7.8. I will watch it soon (after current Messiah.2020.S01), though it will not be comparable to AYBS I'm sure. But for something new I'll give it a try.