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 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.


Mrs. Slocombe has white hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th March 1977
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
    Mavis Pugh Lady Weeble-Able-Smith
    Donald Bisset Henry Grant Hopkins
    Writing team
    Jeremy Lloyd Writer
    David Croft Writer
    Production team
    Ray London Production Designer
    Ray Butt Director
    David Croft Producer

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