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

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Series 6, Episode 1 - By Appointment

Freshly returned from their holidays, the staff find themselves in a twitter upon hearing that the Royal Family may visit the store.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has metallic blue hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 15th November 1978
Time
6:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 26th November 2013 4:05pm BBC2
Wednesday 27th May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Friday 15th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Friday 15th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Friday 20th July 2018 1:25pm Gold
Friday 20th July 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th August 2018 12:10pm Gold
Sunday 12th August 2018 10:50am Gold
Friday 15th February 2019 2:20pm Gold
Friday 15th February 2019 5:40pm Gold
Wednesday 31st July 2019 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 31st July 2019 5:40pm Gold
Thursday 28th November 2019 6:00pm Drama
Monday 13th July 2020 10:00am Gold
Monday 13th July 2020 2:00pm Gold
Monday 13th July 2020 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 9:00am Gold
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Wednesday 17th February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Monday 26th July 2021 8:40am Gold
Monday 26th July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Monday 26th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 8:40am Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 16th February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 7th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Thursday 7th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Friday 7th October 2022 6:00pm Drama
Monday 2nd January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Monday 23rd January 2023 9:20am Gold
Monday 23rd January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Monday 23rd January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Friday 14th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 14th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 14th July 2023 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 15th July 2023 8:20am 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
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
James Hayter Mr Percival Tebbs
Penny Irving Miss Bakewell
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Guest cast
Hilda Fenemore Ivy (Cleaner)
Joy Harington Lady Customer
Colin Ward Lewis (as Colin Ward-Lewis) Radio Voice (Voice)
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
David Croft Producer
Antony Thorpe Production Designer

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