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 4 - Shedding The Load

Grace Bros. is forced to make cutbacks amidst poor sales figures, and the staff must decide which one of them should face redundancy. Of course, no one wants it to be themselves.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has lime green hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th November 2013 4:05pm BBC2
Friday 29th May 2015 3:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 20th June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 20th June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 25th July 2018 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 25th July 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 18th August 2018 12:05pm Gold
Sunday 19th August 2018 10:40am Gold
Wednesday 20th February 2019 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th February 2019 6:00pm Gold
Monday 5th August 2019 1:55pm Gold
Monday 5th August 2019 5:55pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 16th July 2020 9:30am Gold
Thursday 16th July 2020 12:50pm Gold
Thursday 16th July 2020 4:50pm Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 9:00am Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Saturday 6th February 2021 7:45am Gold
Monday 22nd February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 29th July 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 29th July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 29th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 10th November 2021 8:35am Gold
Wednesday 10th November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 10th November 2021 6:35pm Gold
Monday 21st February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 12th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Tuesday 12th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 26th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 26th January 2023 2:35pm Gold
Thursday 26th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2023 2:35pm Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2023 5:15pm 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
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
David Croft Producer
Antony Thorpe Production Designer

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