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 6, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 9am.

Series 4, Episode 6 - Oh What A Tangled Web

When Captain Peacock and a female staff member don't return home one evening, word quickly gets out that they spent the night together.


Mrs. Slocombe has caramel hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th May 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 English Mr. Beverly Harman
Arthur Brough Mr. Ernest Grainger
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
Penny Irving Miss Bakewell
Guest cast
Diana King Mrs. Peacock
Melita Manger Miss Hazlewood
Michael Stainton Mr. Hazlewood
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Paul Munting Production Designer

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