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

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 6 - Goodbye Mr. Grainger

The staff think Mr. Grainger has been unbearable of late and decide he should go; however Mr. Grainger learns of their plot and decides to retire first. But then he wins the lottery and the staff have a dilemma on their hands.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has purple hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 1st April 1977
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st November 2013 3:45pm BBC2
Friday 22nd May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 13th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 13th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 18th July 2018 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 18th July 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th August 2018 10:55am Gold
Sunday 12th August 2018 9:30am Gold
Wednesday 13th February 2019 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th February 2019 6:00pm Gold
Monday 29th July 2019 2:00pm Gold
Monday 29th July 2019 5:55pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 9th July 2020 9:40am Gold
Thursday 9th July 2020 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 9th July 2020 5:40pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 9:00am Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 5:40pm Gold
Saturday 30th January 2021 8:00am Gold
Monday 15th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 22nd July 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 22nd July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 22nd July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 9:00am Gold
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Monday 14th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 5th July 2022 8:50am Gold
Tuesday 5th July 2022 5:55pm Gold
Wednesday 5th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 19th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 19th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 19th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 12th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 12th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 12th 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
Peggy Ashby Corset 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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