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 2 is repeated on Gold today at 8:40am.

Series 3, Episode 6 - Wedding Bells

After a signifcant stock disagreement with Peacock, Rumbold and Grainger, Mrs. Slocombe becomes the centre of attention when Young Mr. Grace implies he may take a wife. The notion rather seems to go to her head.


This episode was originally scheduled as Episode 5, on 27th March 1975, but postponed.

Mrs. Slocombe initially has silver hair in this episode; later yellow, blue and pink.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd April 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
John Clegg Sweater Customer
Sandra Clark Miss Robinson
Jay Denyer Trousers
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer

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