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 at 9:20am on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 3,331

Episode menu

Series 4, Episode 2 - Top Hat And Tails

The staff decide to enter a ballroom dancing competition. The problem is: which pair is talented enough to compete?

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has turquoise hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th April 1976
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 1st November 2013 3:15pm BBC2
Monday 11th May 2015 3:40pm BBC2
Wednesday 30th May 2018 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 30th May 2018 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 6th June 2018 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 6th June 2018 5:00pm Gold
Saturday 21st July 2018 12:10pm Gold
Sunday 22nd July 2018 10:40am Gold
Wednesday 30th January 2019 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 30th January 2019 6:00pm Gold
Monday 15th July 2019 1:20pm Gold
Monday 15th July 2019 5:20pm Gold
Tuesday 12th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 25th June 2020 9:40am Gold
Thursday 25th June 2020 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th June 2020 5:35pm Gold
Friday 15th January 2021 9:00am Gold
Friday 15th January 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 15th January 2021 5:40pm Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 8th July 2021 8:30am Gold
Thursday 8th July 2021 1:10pm Gold
Thursday 8th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th October 2021 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 20th October 2021 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th October 2021 6:40pm Gold
Monday 31st January 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 21st June 2022 8:10am Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2022 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 21st September 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 5th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 5th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 5th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2023 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2023 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th 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 English Mr Beverly Harman
Arthur Brough Mr Ernest Grainger
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
Guest cast
Peter Greene Mr. Ludlowe (Display Engineer)
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Paul Munting Production Designer

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