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 3 - Founder's Day

For Mr. Grace's birthday, the staff decide to hold a This is Your Life themed party, as everyone recalls how Mr. Grace has impacted their lives ... and one surprise guest makes a startling revelation.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has honey-coloured hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 11th March 1977
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th November 2013 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 20th May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Friday 8th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Friday 8th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Friday 15th June 2018 1:00pm Gold
Friday 15th June 2018 5:00pm Gold
Saturday 4th August 2018 12:25pm Gold
Sunday 5th August 2018 11:40am Gold
Friday 8th February 2019 1:10pm Gold
Friday 8th February 2019 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 24th July 2019 1:15pm Gold
Wednesday 24th July 2019 5:45pm Gold
Thursday 21st November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Monday 6th July 2020 9:30am Gold
Monday 6th July 2020 2:00pm Gold
Monday 6th July 2020 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2021 9:00am Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2021 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2021 5:40pm Gold
Wednesday 27th January 2021 7:00am Gold
Wednesday 10th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Monday 19th July 2021 8:40am Gold
Monday 19th July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Monday 19th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Friday 29th October 2021 8:40am Gold
Friday 29th October 2021 1:20pm Gold
Friday 29th October 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 9th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 30th June 2022 8:20am Gold
Thursday 30th June 2022 5:20pm Gold
Friday 30th September 2022 6:00pm Drama
Monday 16th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Monday 16th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Monday 16th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Friday 7th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 7th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 7th July 2023 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 8th July 2023 8:25am 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
Penny Irving Miss Bakewell
Guest cast
Tim Barrett Two Fur Coats
Bill Martin Top-Pocket Handkerchief
Carolle Rousseau French Underwear
Jenny Kenna Miss 38-22-36
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Ray London Production Designer

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