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? (1972)

BBC One sitcom about a department store. 69 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1972 - 1985. Stars Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, John Inman, Wendy Richard and others.

Series 4, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8:40am.

Series 2, Episode 2 - Cold Comfort

It may be the coldest day in memory, but in the midst of a fuel crisis the store's heating has been turned off. To avoid freezing, each of the staff devises their own illicit methods of heat generation.


Mrs. Slocombe has light pink hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st March 1974
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mollie Sugden Mrs. Betty Slocombe
Frank Thornton Captain Stephen Peacock
John Inman Mr. Wilberforce Humphries
Wendy Richard Miss Shirley Brahms
Nicholas Smith Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold
Trevor Bannister Mr. Dick Lucas
Arthur Brough Mr. Ernest Grainger
Larry Martyn Mr. Mash
Guest cast
Hilda Fenemore Elsie (Cleaner)
Helen Lambert Gladys (Cleaner)
Robert Mill Customer
Carolyn Hudson Customer
John Baker Customer
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Michael Knowles Writer
Production team
Harold Snoad Director
Harold Snoad Producer
David Croft Executive Producer

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