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

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Series 5, Episode 5 - Take-over

The staff plot to prevent a take-over of Grace Brothers by a rival store by infiltrating a shareholder's meeting to stack the vote.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has white hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 20th November 2013 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 20th November 2013 4:30pm BBC2 Scot
Thursday 21st May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Tuesday 12th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 12th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 17th July 2018 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 17th July 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th August 2018 10:15am Gold
Sunday 12th August 2018 8:50am Gold
Tuesday 12th February 2019 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 12th February 2019 6:00pm Gold
Friday 26th July 2019 1:10pm Gold
Friday 26th July 2019 5:40pm Gold
Monday 25th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 8th July 2020 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 8th July 2020 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 8th July 2020 5:40pm Gold
Thursday 28th January 2021 9:00am Gold
Thursday 28th January 2021 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 28th January 2021 5:40pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 7:00am Gold
Friday 12th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 21st July 2021 8:35am Gold
Wednesday 21st July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 21st July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 7:15am Gold
Friday 11th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Monday 4th July 2022 9:00am Gold
Monday 4th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 18th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 18th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 18th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 11th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 11th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 11th 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
Penny Irving Miss Bakewell
Guest cast
Mavis Pugh Lady Weeble-Able-Smith
Donald Bisset Henry Grant Hopkins
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
David Croft Producer
Ray London Production Designer

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