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 4, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Monday at 9:40am.

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.


Mrs. Slocombe has pink hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th February 1977
30 minutes


  1. Friday 22nd January 2021 at 9:40am on Gold
  2. Friday 22nd January 2021 at 3:00pm on Gold
  3. Friday 22nd January 2021 at 5:40pm on Gold

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
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

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