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: 3,143

Episode menu

Series 4, Episode 1 - No Sale

The staff decide to protest the store's new earlier opening time by purposely underperforming. But talking willing customers out of buying is easier said than done when you're usually doing the opposite!

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has greying hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 8th April 1976
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 31st October 2013 3:15pm BBC2
Thursday 7th May 2015 3:40pm BBC2
Tuesday 29th May 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 29th May 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 5th June 2018 1:00pm Gold
Tuesday 5th June 2018 5:00pm Gold
Saturday 14th July 2018 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 15th July 2018 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 29th January 2019 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 29th January 2019 6:00pm Gold
Friday 12th July 2019 1:35pm Gold
Friday 12th July 2019 5:40pm Gold
Friday 8th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Monday 11th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 24th June 2020 9:35am Gold
Wednesday 24th June 2020 1:35pm Gold
Wednesday 24th June 2020 5:35pm Gold
Thursday 14th January 2021 9:00am Gold
Thursday 14th January 2021 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th January 2021 5:40pm Gold
Friday 15th January 2021 7:00am Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 7th July 2021 8:25am Gold
Wednesday 7th July 2021 1:05pm Gold
Wednesday 7th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th October 2021 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 19th October 2021 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 19th October 2021 6:40pm Gold
Friday 28th January 2022 6:00pm Drama
Monday 20th June 2022 8:10am Gold
Monday 20th June 2022 5:20pm Gold
Tuesday 20th September 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 4th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 4th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 4th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 3:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 6:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Guest cast
Gordon Peters Husband
Anne Cunningham Wife
Reg Dixon Raincoat Customer
Hilda Fenemore Ivy (Cleaner)
Hilary Pritchard Wedding Hat
Stuart Sherwin Large Gloves
John Bardon Check Suit
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Paul Munting Production Designer

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