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, Episode 8 - New Look

The staff are brought together yet again to brainstorm ideas for boosting sales. Mrs. Slocombe is adamant the store needs to update its look, and suggests trialing loudspeaker promotional announcements.


Mrs. Slocombe has bright purple hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 17th 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
Moira Foot Miss Thorpe
Felix Bowness Gent Looking for Gents'
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Michael Knowles Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Rochelle Selwyn Production Designer

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