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 5, Episode 1 - Mrs Slocombe Expects

Someone is expecting a bundle of joy in the Slocombe household. At the store, Mr. Grace has a new idea for pushing up sales that the staff must trial.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has pink hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 25th February 1977
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 8th October 2011 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 8th October 2011 9:15pm BBC2 Scot
Friday 15th November 2013 12:00pm BBC2 Scot
Friday 15th November 2013 3:45pm BBC2
Monday 18th May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 6th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 6th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 13th June 2018 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th June 2018 5:00pm Gold
Saturday 28th July 2018 1:35pm Gold
Sunday 29th July 2018 10:15am Gold
Wednesday 6th February 2019 1:05pm Gold
Wednesday 6th February 2019 5:55pm Gold
Monday 22nd July 2019 1:10pm Gold
Monday 22nd July 2019 5:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 2nd July 2020 9:00am Gold
Thursday 2nd July 2020 1:00pm Gold
Thursday 2nd July 2020 5:00pm Gold
Friday 22nd January 2021 9:40am Gold
Friday 22nd January 2021 3:00pm Gold
Friday 22nd January 2021 5:40pm Gold
Saturday 23rd January 2021 8:15am Gold
Monday 8th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 15th July 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 15th July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 27th October 2021 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 27th October 2021 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 27th October 2021 6:40pm Gold
Monday 7th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 28th June 2022 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 28th June 2022 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th September 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 12th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 12th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 12th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 5th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 5th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 5th July 2023 5:20pm 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
Hilda Fenemore Ivy (Cleaner)
Geoffrey Adams Trousers Customer
Jennifer Lonsdale Bra Customer
Elizabeth Morgan Bra Customer's Friend
Jeffrey Gardiner Gloves Customer
Raymond Bowers Cashmere Sweater Customer
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Ray London Production Designer

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