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: 3,339

Episode menu

Series 6, Episode 5 - A Bliss Girl

Mr. Humphries is nominated by everyone to hawk perfume on the Ladies' counter, but finds himself competing with Mrs. Slocombe instead.

Notes

Mrs. Slocombe has violet hair in this episode.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 13th December 1978
Time
6:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 29th November 2013 4:05pm BBC2
Thursday 21st June 2018 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 21st June 2018 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 26th July 2018 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th July 2018 6:40pm Gold
Monday 1st October 2018 11:20am Gold
Monday 1st October 2018 4:40pm Gold
Thursday 21st February 2019 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st February 2019 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 6th August 2019 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 6th August 2019 5:55pm Gold
Wednesday 4th December 2019 6:00pm Drama
Friday 17th July 2020 10:00am Gold
Friday 17th July 2020 1:20pm Gold
Friday 17th July 2020 5:20pm Gold
Monday 8th February 2021 9:00am Gold
Monday 8th February 2021 2:20pm Gold
Monday 8th February 2021 5:40pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 6:00pm Drama
Friday 30th July 2021 8:40am Gold
Friday 30th July 2021 1:20pm Gold
Friday 30th July 2021 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th November 2021 8:40am Gold
Thursday 11th November 2021 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 11th November 2021 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 13th July 2022 8:55am Gold
Wednesday 13th July 2022 6:00pm Gold
Friday 6th January 2023 6:00pm Drama
Friday 27th January 2023 9:20am Gold
Friday 27th January 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 27th January 2023 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 20th July 2023 9:20am Gold
Thursday 20th July 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 20th 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
Harold Bennett Young Mr. Grace
James Hayter Mr Percival Tebbs
Penny Irving Miss Bakewell
Vivienne Johnson Nurse
Guest cast
Jan Holden Lady Customer
Bernice Adams Typist
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
David Croft Producer
Antony Thorpe Production Designer

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