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 7 - It Pays To Advertise

It is decided that the staff should film an advertisement for Grace Bros. featuring some of the store's best items. It's safe to say that little goes to plan.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has orange hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 25th November 2013 4:05pm BBC2
Tuesday 26th May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Thursday 14th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 14th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 19th July 2018 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 19th July 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th August 2018 11:30am Gold
Sunday 12th August 2018 10:10am Gold
Thursday 14th February 2019 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 14th February 2019 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 30th July 2019 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th July 2019 5:35pm Gold
Wednesday 27th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Friday 10th July 2020 9:40am Gold
Friday 10th July 2020 1:40pm Gold
Friday 10th July 2020 5:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th July 2020 8:35am Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 9:00am Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 16th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Friday 23rd July 2021 8:40am Gold
Friday 23rd July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th November 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 4th November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 4th November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 15th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 6th July 2022 8:50am Gold
Wednesday 6th July 2022 5:55pm Gold
Thursday 6th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 26th October 2022 8:30pm BBC4
Friday 20th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 20th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 20th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 13th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 13th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 13th 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
Ferdy Mayne £10 Perfume
Raymond Bowers Mr. Crawford
Freddie Wiles Porter
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
David Croft Producer
Ray London Production Designer

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