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?

Are You Being Served? (1972)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1972 - 1985
  • 69 episodes (10 series)

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. Stars Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, John Inman, Wendy Richard, Nicholas Smith and more.

  • Pilot, Episode 1 repeated Thursday 7th March at 9:20am on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 3,324

Episode menu

Series 3 - Christmas Crackers

Christmas is approaching, and Grace Bros. has splashed out on suitable character costumes for the staff. There's a slap-up meal to enjoy whilst the floor is decorated - even if it is from the staff canteen.


Mrs. Slocombe has very light pink hair in this episode.

Betty Impey is credited, but does not appear. Additionally, an uncredited actress appears as a canteen waitress.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd December 1975
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 21st December 2013 4:00pm BBC2
Thursday 26th December 2013 7:15pm BBC2 Scot
Thursday 20th December 2018 8:20pm Drama
Monday 24th December 2018 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 25th December 2018 7:45am Gold
Monday 2nd December 2019 1:35pm Gold
Monday 16th December 2019 12:20pm Gold
Friday 20th December 2019 6:20pm Drama
Monday 14th December 2020 9:35am Gold
Monday 14th December 2020 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 15th December 2020 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 2:15pm Gold
Wednesday 1st December 2021 9:25am Gold
Wednesday 1st December 2021 4:55pm Gold
Tuesday 7th December 2021 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 7th December 2021 11:20am Gold
Saturday 25th December 2021 8:20am Drama
Saturday 25th December 2021 12:10pm Gold
Thursday 1st December 2022 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 7th December 2022 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 17th December 2022 1:05pm Gold
Sunday 25th December 2022 3:55pm Drama
Wednesday 6th December 2023 1:50pm Gold
Wednesday 20th December 2023 12:35pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Doremy Vernon Diana (Canteen Manageress)
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
John Chapman Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Gloria Clayton Production Designer

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