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 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!


Mrs. Slocombe has greying hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th April 1976
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
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

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