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 3, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Monday 14th December at 9:35am.

Series 3, Episode 4 - Cold Store

Mrs. Slocombe and Mr. Lucas are sick, and rather than giving them the day off, the store decides to pair them up on the Ladies' counter and send Miss Brahms over to the Men's. Too bad that Mr. Lucas is faking it.


Mrs. Slocombe has turquoise hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th March 1975
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
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
Larry Martyn Mr. Mash
Guest cast
Hilda Fenemore Elsie (Cleaner)
Bill Martin Customer
Ann Sidney Customer
Joy Allen First Aid Sister
Pamela Cundell Drooping Derrière
Gordon Peters Fawn Trousers
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer

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